Pine River player looks to 2021

LEROY -- Cole Hill was ready to have a memorable season for Pine River's baseball team this spring.

He was slated to be a sophomore this spring after having a solid freshman season.

"It went pretty good," he said, recalling the 2019 campaign. "I was a freshman on varsity. I played center field. I was pretty good in chasing down the flyballs."

At the plate, "I think I hit pretty well," he said.

It wasn't easy going from eighth grade to varsity hitting, but Hill was able to make the transition.

"It takes a lot of practice," he said. "You have to relax."

Hill said he has played baseball his whole life. He plays mainly center field

During the offseason last year, "I played on a travel ball team during the summer," Hill said.

The Bucks only had one formal practice before the season was suspended on March 13 because of the coronavirus attack and canceled three weeks later.

"I was pretty sad," Hill said. "I tore my ACL in football this year. I was really looking forward to playing baseball."

It was his first year of playing football. He played slot on the JV team. He looks at baseball as his best sport.

If there had been a spring baseball season, "I feel we would have been pretty good," Hill said. "We would have done well hitting."

Right now, Hill isn't sure what will be next, and is hoping to do some summer activity.

As for the 2021 baseball season, "we'll be pretty young next year," Hill said.