There were no injuries. The facility -- Ultimate Baseball Academy -- had a full infield and about 20 batting cages. The Hogs worked on defense against bunts and other special situations. The team worked for about 90 minutes.
"Everybody has to deal with the weather," said DJ Baxendale, junior pitcher. "You deal with it. I don't think it will hurt us at all. This was a good workout. We got good work."
Baxendale said he's spent the last week polishing his mechanics after a rough last outing in the Super Regional at Baylor. He gave up five runs in four innings against the Bears.
"I was disappointed in the way I pitched," he said. "I needed to fix some things in my mechanics. Sometimes things happen. I just want to help put my team in a position to win."
Baxendale said he's looking forward to another chance, this time at TD Ameritrade Park. He is familiar with the mound after pitching for Team USA last summer in a series that ended at Omaha.
"It's a big pitcher's park," Baxendale said. "You go out there and attack the zone, pound the zone and let your outfielders run it down."
The Hogs took extensive batting practice in the mutiple hitting cages at the facility. First baseman Dominic Ficociello said it was a good session. Ficociello was asked if the Hogs could improve their offensive numbers in the CWS.
"We are staying confident because we may break loose at any time," Ficociello said. "At some point, we are going to break loose.
"The good thing is that we don't have to hit the crap out of the ball with our pitching staff. They are going to keep us in games. We just have to have timely hitting. That gives us confidence."
Did the Hogs ever lose confidence this year in a 16-14 SEC campaign?
"I wouldn't say we lost it," he said. "There were times that maybe it was iffy and maybe we weren't as good as we thought we were. We didn't always play our best. But we should be confident because we got here not playing our best. We still made it.
"We have been on the road a lot the last month and we have played in some hostile crowds and some brutally hot weather. We are as prepared as we can be. We just want to see how far we can extend our season here now. We had fun playing on the road and we want to have some fun here."