Madison's softball team took advantage of the warm weather on Monday to get in one of its final preseason practices. Catcher Sarah Johann (top) fires to third during a run-down drill. Coach Tony Ralston (bottom) goes over technique on defense. Madison is scheduled to open the 2014 season at home against Austin on Thursday but the weather forecast is calling for rain. The Cubs' next game will be April 8 at home against New Albany. (Staff photos by David Campbell)