EVART \u2014 Evart coach Josh Johnson has enjoyed the excellent practice weather his team has had in the preseason. But a loss in a game-scrimmage with Harrison last Wednesday served notice that there\u2019s plenty to work to be done with a very young team. \u201cWe kind of looked at it as an eighth practice,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cIt was the eighth time we\u2019ve been on the field this year. We can go nowhere but up.\u201d The Wildcats have four seniors including their main pitcher, Chelsea Bengry, plus catcher Magdalen Hyde, infielder Dayna Casey and utility player Dani Gray. \u201cThey\u2019ll help the young players along,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cThey have great attitudes.\u201d The seniors \u201care going to be key,\u201d Johnson said. \u201cWe\u2019ll try to get better to be competitive. The more the seniors can work with the young players, the better for the future. There are 11 players on the varsity team. There\u2019s also a JV squad for Evart.\u201d The team also has a freshman, three sophomores and three juniors. Evart graduated several seniors from a strong 2011 team. Among the key underclassmen is Katelynn Whitman, an infielder. Casey, in her second varsity season, will focus on first base and third base. She batted around .200. \u201cI think I did fairly well,\u201d Casey said. \u201cI need to keep my eye on the ball and focus.\u201d Defensively, she\u2019s looking at her arm as a strength. As a senior, Casey agreed that she and the other returnees hope to lead the way for the team.