After having Batting Cages in his backyard Mike decided to jump off the deep end and build a batting cage. He found some land in the north part of Belton on Commerce Street. This was before Sparta Drive was built. Mike and his 3 sons, Michael, BJ and Justin worked with him on getting Strike Zone Indoor Batting Cages built. His daughter-in-law, Erin worked with him on the business end. He opened the doors to the public in 2003. Recently an addition of the big bay doors on sides of the back part was done. A wonderful addition during the winter time!