Well, I felt the same way originally, but see it differently now
For my daughter's team, most live one to 4 hours away from central location. We get together on Wednesday evenings and Sundays in off season if possible.
But, we travel so much, they really practice quite a bit at events. The coach will secure empty fields for drills and hitting in addition to pre-game warm-ups. So, for much of the summer, my daughter is playing and practicing four days a week in addition to weight lifting on off days.