Estacada softball sweeps post-season Tri-Valley awards
It was a clean sweep for a historic Estacada softball team, which not only claimed the program's first-ever division title and playoff win, but filled the trophy case with individual honors.
Rangers senior Isabella Us-Zapata was named the 2022 Tri-Valley Conference pitcher of the year; senior catcher Emilee Ramirez-Bardell the player of the year; and Mike Clark the coach of the year.
Here are the all-league teams for Tri-Valley softball:
Pitcher: Isabella Us-Zapata, senior, Estacada; Paige Dillard, junior, Corbett; Hope King, junior, Madras
Catcher: Isabelle VanHee, senior, Corbett; Emilee Ramirez-Bardell, senior, Estacada
Infield: Taira Bunyard, junior, Estacada; Natalie Simmons, junior, Estacada; Natalie Lockey, junior, Madras; Madeline Lanter, junior, Corbett
First Base: Emree Hunter, sophomore, Estacada
Outfield: Delaney McNett, junior, Gladstone; Taylor Donahue, freshman, Corbett; Lily Moses, sophomore, Madras; Kendall Trappe, junior, Gladstone
Utility: Charlie Felix, sophomore, Estacada
Pitcher: Emersyn Stepp, junior, Gladstone; Anna Fuentes, senior, North Marion
Catcher: Valerie Alonso, sophomore, Madras
Infield: Ella Holwege, sophomore, Corbett; Ally Schimel, sophomore, Corbett; Alison Wichkam, senior, Molalla
First Base: Macie Latcu, junior, Gladstone
Outfield: Emerson Bailey, sophomore, Estacada; Lexxus Kelley, junior, Estacada; Hailey Cochran, senior, Madras
Utility: Marilyn Tom, senior, Madras
Infield: Brookelynn Curths, sophomore, North Marion; Emily Vachter, senior, North Marion; Carmen Collins, senior, Gladstone; Kayla Caceres, junior, Estacada
First Base: Ava Shaffer, sophomore, North Marion; Sydney Schimel, senior, Corbett
Outfield: Sydney Holwege, senior, Corbett; Katie Carpentier, senior, Estacada; Krystina Us-Zapata, senior, Estacada; Sydney Bircher, senior, North Marion
Utility: Allie Grant, senior, Gladstone; Jade Phillips, senior, Molalla
Tri-Valley Baseball All-League
Several Rangers and Cardinals baseball players also were honored by the Tri-Valley Conference for their efforts this past season.
Receiving recognition were:
Riley Hovda, junior, Estacada, first-team outfield; Cameron Johnson, senior, Estacada, second-team pitcher; Colby Granberg, senior, Corbett, second-team infield; Andrew Riedel, sophomore, Estacada, second-team outfield; Mac Garrett, sophomore, Corbett, honorable mention pitcher; Payton Matney, junior, Estacada, honorable mention pitcher; Waylon Riedel, junior, Estacada, honorable mention infield; Jeffrey Johnson, freshman, Corbett, honorable mention infield, Jake Sittner, senior, Estacada, honorable mention infield; Gunner Fullerton, sophomore, Corbett, honorable mention outfield; Carson Emerson, senior, Estacada, honorable mention outfield; Corey James, junior, Estacada, honorable mention utility.
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