Veteran MICDS baseball coach Peter Jans has his team inside these days, working out in the expansive McDonnell Center on the south end of the campus.
There's enough room inside for basketball practice, track workouts and the baseball team hitting in the cage.
Jans has his players working on their hitting skills. Hands up; eyes ahead, level swing, he's going through all the paces.
This is no easy task to get ready. This is Spring Break week, and most of his starters are out of town on vacation.
But when the starters gets back, Jans will have Clayton Buddeymeyer, Trey Baur, Brandon Klar and a bunch of other veterans to try and improve on a 10-14 record.
The state tournament moves this spring from Springfield to T.J. Hughes Park in O'Fallon and the Rams would like to be one of the teams there.
The hitters in the cage in the order they are swinging in the video are: Christian Burmeister, sophomore; Mac Rouse, freshman and Michael Merwin, junior.
Time to go into the batting cage with Peter Jans and his hitting Rams.