Softball: Morgan Hornback named Mt. Hood's top player
Oregon City's Morgan Hornback was named the Mt. Hood Conference softball Player of the Year after leading the top-ranked Pioneers to a second consecutive outright league championship.
Hornback had twice been named the league's Pitcher of the Year, but was recognized for her all-around play this season in voting by the league's coaches.
On the mound, the University of Oregon-bound junior went 13-1 with a 0.23 ERA and eight shutouts. In 90 innings pitched, Hornback allowed eight runs (three earned) on 45 hits with nine walks and 131 strikeouts.
At the plate, Hornback batted .383 (18 for 47) with three doubles, six homers and 17 RBIs.
"We think it's great," Oregon City coach Dave Adelhart said. "We really thought Morgan was the Player of the Year last year, because she does it all whether she's pitching or hitting."
Gresham's Shianne Smith was named the Mt. Hood's Pitcher of the Year, leading the Gophers to a second-place finish, one game behind the Pioneers, and an automatic berth in the OSAA Class 6A playoffs.
"I agreed with all the coaches who thought Shianne should be Pitcher of the year," Adelhart said. "She put up some great numbers, but Shianne doesn't hit, whereas Morgan does it all."
Oregon City freshman catcher Isabelle Lewis and junior utility player Zoie Iverson also were named to the all-league first team, along with Clackamas junior infielder Kylee Vanderbout.
MT. HOOD CONFERENCE SOFTBALL
Morgan Hornback, Jr. Oregon City
Shianne Smith, Sr. Gresham
Alexia Geary, Fr. Barlow
Raven Laine, Sr. Reynolds
Isabelle Lewis, Fr. Oregon City
Alison Walton, Sr. Reynolds
Jill Uyeda, Sr. Centennial
Kim Espinoza, Sr. Gresham
Alli Pyne, Sr. Central Catholic
Kylee Vanderbout, Jr. Clackamas
Alexa Bailey, Soph. Barlow
Natalie Marshall, Soph. Gresham
Jordan Payne, Jr. Centennial
Zoie Iverson, Jr. Oregon City
Nicole McBride, Jr. Clackamas
Kimberly Pulido, Soph. Central Catholic
Kailey Ritchardson, Jr. David Douglas
Alyssa Daniell, Fr. Clackamas
Jennifer Oliva-Lopez, Jr. David Douglas
Hailee Siebert, Sr. Reynolds
Dosjanee McCloyn, Sr. Gresham
Jadwyn Parrish, Sr. Oregon City
Shalea Dailey, Jr. David Douglas
Madison McDonals, Jr. Central Catholic
Maddy Oakden, Sr. Clackamas
McKenzie Pierce, Sr., Barlow
Shaylee Monise, Soph. Clackamas
Sarah Gearnhart, Jr. Barlow
Victoria Cox, Sr. Central Catholic
Amanda Fields, Sr. Clackamas
Emma Corvese, Fr. Barlow
Katie Ostgarden, Sr., Barlow
Grace Dooney, Sr. Central Catholic
Abby LeDoux, Sr. Central Catholic
Brianna Perkins, Fr. Central Catholic
Aiden Roderick, Sr. Clackamas
Maddy Stateler, Fr. Clackamas
Holly Thorsen, Fr. Gresham
Allie Edwards, Jr. Oregon City
Angela Aguilar-Rivera, Sr. Centennial
Logan Kelly, Fr. Central Catholic
Kylee Giancola, Sr. Clackamas
Chloe Mathews, Soph. David Douglas
Maddie Miller, Soph. Oregon City
Sydney Wallstrum, Jr. David Douglas
Sarah Stanfill, Sr. Reynolds
Player of the Year: Morgan Hornback, Jr., Oregon City
Pitcher of the Year: Shianne Smith, Sr., Gresham
Coach of the Year: Dave Anderson, Gresham