EVART\u00a0\u2014 This marks the fourth and final week of Evart baseball practices prior to spring break. The Wildcats return to the practice field on April 14 with hopes of being able to get outdoors and play actual games. Time will tell on that. In the meantime, coach Pat Craven is putting together what he hopes will be a strong\u00a0baseball attack. Evart has Andrew Race back as a pitcher, who was among the area\u2019s leading hurlers last\u00a0season. \u201cWe\u2019re excited about having him,\u201d Craven said. \u201cHe\u2019s gained quite a lot of strength over last year. We hope for him to have a really good solid year for us.\u201d Seniors Jared Pattee and Tom Hyde return at shortstop and second base, respectively. \u201cWe look to have a strong defense and a pretty good pitching corps this year,\u201d said Craven, who will also have Pattee, Tre Dyer and Nolan VanOrder to pitch. \u201cWe have quite a bit of depth at pitching this year.\u201d Dyer is also set to see action at first base and VanOrder in center field Hitting could be a question mark for the Wildcats. \u201cJared Pattee did a nice job leading off for us last year,\u201d Craven said. \u201cWe\u2019ll look for him to do some of the same stuff. Other than that, we have some holes to fill. I look for Andrew Race to have a good year at the plate. We\u2019ll fill in with some other guys. We\u2019re hoping everybody can improve. \u201cIt\u2019s on-base percentage we\u2019re focusing on this year, not necessarily batting average. We want people on base so we can move them around and score some runs.\u201d Other returning players include sophomore Chris Imhoff at third base and Adam Zinger at catcher. \u2018We basically have to fill in our corners in the outfield and go from there,\u201d Craven said. The Wildcats were set to play Morley Stanwood at home this Wednesday. Despite the recent warming trend, the status of that game was iffy, which would mean the season likely won\u2019t start until after break when Evart\u2019s at Glen Lake April 16 and at home April 22 with Lake City.