County softball and baseball teams will be looking for a little cooperation from Mother Nature this week in hopes of getting in some ballgames.
Rain and cold has played havoc on the early schedule, but this week has a lot of solid matchups.
In softball action tomorrow, Westminster plays host to Frederick,while North Carroll tries to get on the winning track at Thomas Johnson, Frederick County.
Westminster won its season opener against Meade, 13-9, but will have a tough time against a Frederick team that went 9-3 in the Central Maryland Conference a year ago and just knocked off North Carroll, 10-9, in its opener.
The defending state champion Panthers should have an easier time with Thomas Johnson than they have against Frederick. North Carroll has a strong cast of experienced seniors, led by center fielder Vickie Jackson.
In other sports this week:
* Tomorrow's also a busy day for county baseball withfour Carroll teams in action.
Undefeated Francis Scott Key travels to Smithsburg, Washington County; unbeaten South Carroll is at Linganore, Frederick County.
Key could be the surprise of the county this season with its entire infield playing together for a third season. Continued early success could get them on a roll.
North Carroll, which entered the week at 0-2, will look to get one in the win column at Thomas Johnson, while Westminster will play host to Frederick.
* In lacrosse, the South Carroll boys will entertain Glenelg of Howard County Friday.
After opening the season with a loss, the Cavshave caught fire with a pair of wins, including a 9-4 victory over Hammond Friday.
Senior Scott Mills had three goals in the win, upping his total to 10, tops in the county.
In girls action tomorrow, South Carroll plays host to Hammond, Westminster is at home against Atholton, North Carroll travels to Centennial and Liberty is at Oakland Mills, all of Howard County.
* The Western Maryland golf team plays host to the WMC Invitational Saturday.
The 16-team field includes two squads from WMC, Division I Mount Saint Mary's and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, along with other Middle Atlantic Conference Division III schools.
WMC is coming off a convincing win(381) against Messiah (440) and Lebanon Valley (444) last week; all five WMC golfers shot under 80.
Saturday's invitational will consist of five-man teams, with the top four finishers making up the team score.
On the WMC diamond, the baseball team will play a crucial doubleheader Saturday at Gettysburg. The Green Terrors are 0-2 in the MAC southwest after dropping a pair to Muhlenberg on Sunday, 4-5 and 6-7.
Gettysburg, 1-1 in section play after splitting a doubleheader against Moravia, handed the Green Terrors a 12-3 loss during the Florida trip in March.