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Mitchell spring baseball team making attempts to play outside

The Cadwell Sports Complex is a haven for baseball most days, but this week, it's better for building snowmen. On Monday afternoon, the Mitchell High School spring baseball team (2-2) spent one hour clearing off Drake Field, forming giant snow ba...

Bryce Geraets
Brooke Cersosimo/Republic Bryce Geraets shovels snow to the side of Drake Field as a part of the Mitchell High School spring baseball team's practice Monday afternoon.

The Cadwell Sports Complex is a haven for baseball most days, but this week, it's better for building snowmen.

On Monday afternoon, the Mitchell High School spring baseball team (2-2) spent one hour clearing off Drake Field, forming giant snow balls near the east fence. Head coach Luke Norden compared the activity to voting.

"If you don't come out and try to do something, you can't complain about the field being too wet and snowy," he said. "You have to at least make an attempt."

Sophomore Matt Larson said the weather has caused the team to "plan for the worst and hope for the best."

"We're taking it day by day and trying to do whatever we can to be on the field," he said. "It was nice to be out there with the team. We have one goal and that's to play baseball."

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With the fields covered in snow, the team has been practicing indoors at Dakota Wesleyan University and the Mitchell Middle School.

"If we can clear off a little bit to at least come out and play catch, or at least use the parking lot, it's better than being inside," Norden said. "There's less snow on the field now than there was before."

Norden said if the field is OK'd to play when opponents' fields aren't, his team has a chance at hosting games that were originally scheduled as road games.

"It gives you a little incentive to get some snow off to hopefully play at home instead of having to travel," he said. "The field looked better than I thought it was going to look but it's just really wet still."

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