Riley Davis (shown in a game earlier this season) and the Chiefs softball team have had to come up with creative ways of practicing due to the weather. The team was scheduled to host Jefferson Thursday, Badger on Friday and Evansville for a doubleheader on Saturday but that’s all dependent on weather. (Bob Mischka photo)

By Dan Truttschel

Sports correspondent

This isn’t exactly the kind of start first-year Big Foot softball coach Troy Hummel had hoped for.

And it has nothing to do with how things are progressing on the field.

It’s all about Mother Nature – but the Chiefs certainly aren’t alone.

The winter weather that continues to batter the state has forced outdoor spring sports inside for what may seem like never-ending practice sessions.

“(Tuesday) we played a Nerfball game without using gloves,” Hummel said. “(Wednesday) we will live pitch and go to the weight room. Basically, (we’re) trying to keep their interest.”

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