Pine River sophomore has shown plenty of potential
LEROY - Pine River's Amanda Hill and her sister Kimberly had looked forward to playing together for the Bucks whenever the opportunity presented itself.
Amanda said she's played softball for as long as she can remember.
Hill was set for her freshman season, which was canceled with all the other spring sports because of COVID, but can still look forward to three more years on the diamond.
She's had the reputation of being a versatile player but Hill was especially looking forward to playing catcher, pitcher and first base with the Bucks.
Hill has had strong fundamentals as a catcher. As a pitcher, she's been working in the circle four years.
"I've been pretty good at hitting my spots," she said. "I haven't played first base a lot but I've been practicing. I can scoop it up."
Hill didn't have a chance to show off her hitting this spring. Adjusting to offspeed stuff from varsity pitchers would have been a challenge, she predicted.
Hill also runs cross country and plays basketball. She indicated softball would be her best sport "because I've played it the longest and I've practiced on it."
The cancellation of the season was disappointing, but Hill said she's been working out on her own, and is anticipating being a key for the Bucks in three sports during the 2020-21 season.