The Brookfield Brewers are hard at work on and off the field

Posted at 9:51 PM, Sep 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-15 11:54:28-04

Inside the Engman-Taylor company in Menomonee Falls, the Brookfield Brewers are at work.

"We try to instill passion," assistant coach Zach Kolasinski said.

"We have a saying, practice with a purpose," said hitting coach Doug Kolasinski. "They come in, they do it the right way."

And part of practicing with a purpose involves putting in extra hours.

"When you can't practice outdoors, you can come here and perfect the craft,' Alex Star said.

The Hit Trax is a machine no high schools, and very few colleges, have.

"It's incredible because we can come here all winter," said Cade Honkamp. "It's an advantage."

Brady Counsell knows well.  Back when his Dad Craig came up, Wisconsin baseball prospects had an uphill climb.

"When it's 20 degrees and snowing, which is not fun, you can hit off live machines," Counsell said.

This facility puts them on par with kids in warm weather states.

"It's a huge advantage," said Jake Wnuk. " We can come here every day."

This gives these kids every opportunity to succeed in high school, and beyond.