Spring preview: Woodburn baseball
Coach: Pedro Sandoval
Last year: 6-18 (Independent)
Key players: Orlando Hernandez, Joel Quintero, Miguel Salinas, Tanner Heinige
Key losses: Nate Ellingson, Jose Guerrero
Outlook: Woodburns foray into an independent schedule in 2013 was largely a positive move for the Bulldogs. The team was much more competitive than in previous years, winning as many games last year as the team had won in the previous eight years combined. The downside to the move is that Woodburn is ineligible to compete in the state tournament and its players are unable to garner all-league or all-state recognition. Woodburn has one more season of independent play left before the team can reapply to play in the Mid-Willamette Conference in 2015.
Season opener: March 19 at Estacada, 4:30 p.m.