Pine River 14U team first at Mancelona

LEROY — The Pine River 14U baseball team has been having an enjoyable summer.

A highlight was the first weekend in June for the Mancelona Bass Festival Youth Baseball Tournament.

“The boys played great as a team working together and took first place,” team spokesperson Josie Hill said. “It was a wonderful weekend. The boys went undefeated.”

Coaches are Tony Hill and Eric Mertz. Players are Matt Bays, Thomas Edstrom, Luke Hill, Jacob Johnson, Brian McCurry, TJ Moore,  Brock Nelson, Hunter Poe, Lane Ruppert, Tanner Shimel and Creed Watson.

The team had to overcome various challenges over the weekend, including from the weather.

“It was raining most of the day on Sunday,” Josie Hill said.