Baseball and softball is in the air as local squads gear up for the 2013 season. This week The Record’s hometown teams move into early season scrimmage action.

Our Dist 20-4A Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bears will travel to West Brook on Friday for a scrimmage at 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, the Battlin’ Bears take another road trip to scrimmage Jasper.

In Dist. 21-3A the Bridge City Cardinals, Orangefield Bobcats and the West Orange-Stark Mustangs all have scrimmages on their schedules.

Bridge City will take on Kelly in Beaumont on Friday. Bridge City Baseball will host the Chuck Young Alumni Classic on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will consist of a homerun derby ($20 entry) beginning at 10 a.m. with the alumni game beginning at noon. Anyone interested in playing please contact Chris Moore at For more information you can check the BC baseball website at or follow them on twitter at @bccardsbaseball. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Bridge City hosts Port Neches-Groves at 4:30 p.m.

The Orangefield Bobcats host the Vidor Pirates on Friday at 4 p.m. and travel to Nederland on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The West Orange-Stark Mustangs will travel to Memorial for a scrimmage at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday the Mustangs host Vidor at 4:30 p.m.

In softball action the LCM Lady Bears will host all day scrimmages that include the Orangefield Lady Bobcats on Satuday, Feb. 9 starting at 10:30 a.m.

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals will host their own all day scrimmages against Jasper, Lumberton and Kountze on Saturday, Feb. 9 starting at 10:30 a.m.

The West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs host Jasper on Friday at 6:30 p.m. On Tuesday the Lady Mustangs host Deweyville at 6:30 p.m.