EVART \u2014 Baseball coaches like Evart\u2019s Pat Craven can\u2019t wait for Monday when spring break ends and sports practices resume. They\u2019re hoping by then, it will be permanent practices outdoors. For the first three weeks of the preseason, cold and snowy weather forced teams to focus on indoor practices. Evart tried to have games on March 20 and March 26 but had to cancel both times. \u201cEvery opportunity we can get outside, working in the parking lot, we get out there and have worked on extending our arms with the long toss,\u201d Craven said. We\u2019ve worked on flyballs and cutoffs and intermediate flyballs between the outfield and infield, defensive situations.\u201d The next scheduled game for Evart is April 10 at home against Buckley in non-league action. Evart is having the Cat Classic baseball tournament on April 13. Teams coming to that tourney include Coleman, Dryden, Farwell, Merrill and Saginaw Nouvel. Practices next weekend, prior to the first game will be critical. Hopefully, they\u2019ll be outdoors. \u201cWe try to do as much light hitting in the batting cages as we can,\u201d Craven said. \u201cWhen you get outside, the lighting and distances are different from being in the gym. We might get a day or two outside then we\u2019ll be playing ball. That\u2019s OK, that\u2019s what it is in northern Michigan so you just deal with it. I\u2019m not concerned where we\u2019re at when we begin it\u2019s where we\u2019re at when we finish.\u201d Evart has 11 players on its roster. Andrew Race is the frontrunner for the top pitching position. \u201cFrom there we\u2019re looking at five or six kids to fill in spots,\u201d Craven said.