LEROY\u00a0\u00a0\u2014 Pine River softball player Morgann Kanouse will cherish a special memory in mid-May when she belted a two-run home run at Evart. It was her first career home run. \u201cIt felt awesome,\u201d she smiled, while asked if she knew it was gone when she hit it. \u201cI had a feeling, I knew it.\u201d The Bucks were 6-17 at that stage of the season after two wins over Evart. \u201cWe\u2019ve been struggling so it feels really good,\u201d Kanouse said.\u00a0 A freshman, Kanouse was able to make a smooth transition to the varsity level. \u201cIt\u2019s been good,\u201d she said, adding that she was hitting the ball \u201cpretty good. You need to keep your eyes on it and be patient.\u201d Kanouse has been catching for the Bucks and said the key to having success at that position is \u201cjust relaxing and if you make a mistake, don\u2019t get too frustrated about it.\u201d She\u2019s also been happy with her fielding. \u201cI\u2019ve had a few errors,\u201d Kanouse said, adding that \u201cI\u2019ve been struggling\u201d with her throwing and the key for improvement is \u201cpractice, practice practice.\u201d Hitting \u201cwas a little bit of a struggle at first, but I\u2019ve been hitting it pretty good,\u201d she said, adding that the team showed \u201ca lot\u201d of improvement through the spring. \u2018We want to keep getting wins and keep playing as a team.\u201d The Bucks defeated Reed City in the district semifinals before losing to McBain to end their season.