LEROY \u2014 Marcus Washington is a junior who\u2019s been playing second base or center field for the Bucks, and has been getting the job done on the varsity level. \u201cI\u2019ve been having fun,\u201d he said. He\u2019s been getting key hits at critical times for the Bucks. He\u2019s made a smooth transition from JV to varsity, especially to the speed of the pitchers. \u201cI\u2019ve caught on pretty quick,\u201d he said. Washington is hoping to end in the mid .300s. On defense, Washington takes pride in his glove. \u201cI don\u2019t have that strong of an arm,\u201d he said. The Bucks started out 17-0 before losing to Beal City earlier this month. \u201cWe\u2019ve been practicing hard,\u201d Washington said. \u201cThe pitchers have doing a good job. We haven\u2019t been doing a good job at batting. We\u2019ll get better throughout the year.\u201d Prior to the losses against Beal City, Washington indicated that winning a game like that would take \u201can all-around good game, good hitting and good pitching.\u201d The Bucks have a lot of seniors on the team but have added depth with various underclassmen like Washington. \u201cOur seniors are really good this year,\u201d Washington said. The Bucks are home Friday against Evart.