Pine River center fielder confident of productive season


LEROY — Chelsey Terburgh is in her junior season for Pine River’s softball team and is looking to expand on her accomplishments from 2014.

“It went good,” she recalled. “We had a close team, which was fun. I was really nervous. I had a good year.”

Terburgh played center field last season and will stay there in 2015.

“I really don’t like infield and I like to catch flyballs,” she said. “I have a good arm. I can throw kind of far.”

Terburgh was active during summer softball and is confident she has improved.

“I was new to slap hitting last year, then I worked a lot on it during the summer,” she said. “I feel I’ve stepped a little bit and have gotten better.”

Terburgh admitted she wasn’t as strong of a hitter last year as she had preferred.

“It will take a lot of hard work in practice to get better,” she said. “I need to see the ball better. “

Terburgh and the Bucks have started out the season 1-3. They play at Manistee Wednesday and are at home with Mesick on Monday.

“I think we have pretty good potential,” she said. “We’re even closer than we were last year. We’re really good friends. We communicate a lot better.”

Reed City is a non-league rival which comes to Pine River April 30.

“We have to stay focused and be confident,” Terburgh said.