By John Raffel

Herald Review Sports Writer

EVART — Trevin Ladd and his Evart Wildcats were hoping the baseball season would last past districts.

But it ended in a loss to Beal City in the district finals earlier this month.

Ladd was in his senior season.

"We had a solid team last year," he said, coming into the season. "We were tied for second in the (Highland) conference. I struggled a little bit at the plate. Defensively, I made the transition to third base."

Ladd has said his strengths have been his knowledge of the game and having a strong arm to first base. He's been able to keep the baseball in front of him.

Ladd indicated coming into this season that .370 had previously been his best batting average. He was looking for perhaps .400 this season.

"You have to keep working hard at practice and taking things seriously," he said.

The Wildcats were hopeful of another strong season but battled blow the .500 mark this year. Ladd was hopeful the team could finish strong.

"We had a lot of good guys coming up and had a lot of good strong batters throughout the lineup," he said.