Pine River pitcher getting ready for next spring


LEROY —  Kourtney Brock is spending the summer at Pine River trying to get ready for the spring softball season.

It appears she may be more than ready.

Brock was the winning pitcher in a victory over Manton recently in Local Area Teams (LAT) League action. After losing the first game 10-8, the Bucks won the second contest 4-1.

“I did OK,” she said. “I had good control.”

Brock only had two walks against Manton. It’s apparent her control is fine, but she wants to work on her speed. Summer ball has been very productive for Brock, who has focused on being a better pitcher.

Brock played JV last spring and will be either on that level or varsity next season, depending on the coaching staff’s decision with the roster.

She has pitched the last couple of years and has seen improvement. “I’ll mix it up and get faster,” Brock said.

It’s been a good summer for Brock, especially playing against varsity players. She’s been confident against them, realizing the key is challenging them.

“It’s been pretty good,” she said.

Brock has also been working on her hitting.

Pine River closed action in the LAT League last week.

“We’re pretty good,” said Brock, who plans on pitching on her own during the offseason to get ready for 2015. Both pitchers, Brooke Pennington and Alexis Stokely, graduated from the 2014 team, leaving the door open for Brock and others to see pitching duty in the future.