Colin McBride of Waterloo, left, and Chase Davis, right, took over ownership of the Thundercat Academy in Lake Mills last December.

When Kyle Hans started Thundercat Academy nine years ago, his goal was to create a solid baseball and softball program for local athletes.

The organization’s mission statement to, “provide young athletes the opportunity to develop as baseball and softball players by working within a structured teaching system, learning from qualified coaches and exposing them to the highest level of competition” seems to be the driving factor behind the two new owners.