Baldwin AD ponders ways to improve spring sports schedules

BALDWIN — Baldwin honored its spring sports athletes Tuesday night with a season-ending banquet that officially put the wraps on the 2013-14 campaign. Now it's time to get ready for 2014-15.

It was a challenging spring from a scheduling point of view. Baseball wound up playing 13 games while softball had nine and the track teams had two meets going into regionals. 

Those numbers are well below normal. Weather cancellations was the main culprit.

The baseball team, hopeful of a district title, lost 7-4 to host Mason County Eastern in the district semifinals.

"We're young," said Baldwin athletic director Shawn Williams. "We made a lot of mistakes that cost us in the end. But we played hard and gave it our best shot.

"No one went to state for track. We're finished (for the season)."

Williams acknowledged the low number of events for spring sports teams.

"Were always looking for quality opponents," Williams said. "We want to play the best available (opponents)."

Baldwin officials have noted that outside of their conference, finding teams of similar size within decent traveling distance, has never been easy.

Williams anticipates an active summer for teams."We're in the process of scheduling our summer programs," Williams said, indicating that would include activities for basketball and football. 

"We're looking to do programs of other sports like softball, a softball camp, a volleyball camp, and something with youth sports."