EVART\u00a0\u2014 Trevin Ladd is a three-sport athlete at Evart, who is hoping to have a warm, winning feeling during the spring. The Wildcats trailed 7-3 against Tri-County before they were rained out in the fifth inning of a game in late March to officially open the season. \u201cI thought for the first game we played solid,\u201d Ladd said. It\u2019s Ladd\u2019s third varsity season. \u201cIt\u2019s gone pretty solid,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re making some adjustments. The program is getting strong.\u201d Ladd is at shortstop. \u201cI feel that I have pretty good speed so I can work around the ball pretty well,\u201d he said. Ladd said he\u2019s hit the ball \u201cdecent\u201d in the past, but hopes to improve. \u201cIt\u2019d be nice to get around the .300, .350 range,\u201d he said. \u201cI just need to have confidence.\u201d The Wildcats got in some work outdoors prior to last week\u2019s spring break. \u201cWith the weather, I think we\u2019ve done pretty well,\u201d Ladd said. \u201cIt\u2019s tough to get outside and get reps when the field\u2019s wet.\u201d The Wildcats returned from spring break this week for home games April 12 with Reed City and April 16 with Charlevoix. The Highland Conference season opens April 25 with Manton. \u201cI think we\u2019re going to be solid,\u201d Ladd said. \u201cDefinitely, we\u2019ll be improving and hopefully competing for a conference championship.\u201d He anticipates perennial powers like Beal City and Pine River will be among the teams to beat in the Highland.