LEROY\u00a0\u00a0\u2014\u00a0KayLee Goodman played a new position as a sophomore for Pine River this season and made a solid transition. As a freshman, Goodman played first base. This spring, she was at shortstop. \u201cI like shortstop better,\u201d she said. \u201cYou have to throw hard and get a lot of throwdowns.\u201d Goodman was happy with the defense she and her teammates played throughout the season. \u201cWe did a lot better during the second game on our defense,\u201d Goodman said, adding that the team made a lot of progress on defense. Goodman was also satisfied with her hitting, which included slapping at the ball at times. In May she didn\u2019t feel she was hitting like she should. \u201cBut I think I\u2019m getting there,\u201d she said. It was a year ago when Goodman was struck in her right eye by a foul drive while watching a Pine River baseball game. She\u2019s played volleyball, basketball and softball despite losing a high amount of vision in that eye. She indicated she was not at 100 percent as a hitter. \u201cIt has a really big impact on my hitting,\u201d she said. Pine River\u2019s season ended at the district tourney on Saturday. Goodman has two years remaining. The key for success is \u201cgood defense and hitting the ball,\u201d Goodman said.