Moore completes strong senior season for Bucks

LEROY — Pine River’s baseball team had several standout seniors during its 32-4 season and that included center fielder-pitcher Tony Moore.

It was his second varsity season.

“I don’t think much has changed,” Moore said of his two seasons. “It’s been about the same.”

He saw more pitching action this season. His goal on he mound was simple.

“I just throw strikes,” Moore said.  

He had a strong defensive season in center field.

“We make plays all the time to keep other teams from scoring runs and then our bats come alive,” Moore said.

Late in the season, Moore started feeling more comfortable with his hitting. The Bucks were 32-4 and district champs.

“We played as one, as a group,” he said. “The seniors played a key role for the team. They’re all really good players, help the team out and keep people in the game and focused on the task.”

Pine River was hoping for its second regional title in three years but lost in the semifinals to Muskgon Oakridge 4-1.

Moore also ran cross country and wrestled for the Pine River sports program.