Johansen, Ridings garner top TRL softball honors
It's said that to the victors, go the spoils.
Well, when it came to Three Rivers League softball this past spring, Tualatin as the victor. Now, the Timberwolves are getting the spoils.
Tualatin, which claimed the league championship on its way to earning a spot in the Class 6A state title game for the second straight year, received two of the top postseason honors for the league, as Timberwolf senior Emily Johansen was named the Three Rivers League Player of the Year, and junior Tia Ridings was tabbed the Three Rivers League Pitcher of the Year.
Johansen, who split time between first base and shortstop during the 2019 season, had what could be called a remarkable year at the plate.
For the season, Johansen hit for a .566 average (43 hits in 76 at-bats), with 12 doubles, six home runs, 37 runs scored and 38 RBIs. Maybe Johansen's most incredible stat from the past season is that she walked a school single-season record 43 times (many of those being intentional walks), while striking out just once.
Ridings, a left-hander, had a 20-3 won-loss pitching record for the season. She also had a 2.01 earned-run average, with 216 strikeouts and 32 walks in 146 1/3 innings pitched.
Ridings and Johansen were both also unanimous first-team all-league selections.
Johansen and Ridings were joined on the All-Three Rivers League first team by Tualatin senior second baseman Andrea Gomez and junior outfielder Sydney Wagner.
Tualatin players earning honorable-mention all-league accolades include freshman catcher Leanna Rosenbaum, freshman third baseman Ella Hoyle and junior outfielder Savannah Braun.
For Tigard, junior Lexi Klum was a unanimous first-team All-Three Rivers League selection as an outfielder.
Tiger freshman pitcher Makenna Reid also was an all-league first-team pick.
Tigard players named to the all-league second team include junior catcher Emily Paulson, senior shortstop Maddie Hoover and junior second baseman Abby Soderquist.
Tigers earning honorable-mention all-league accolades include sophomore pitcher Sophia vanderSommen, freshman third baseman Kami Korok and junior outfielder Elli Dardis.
Tigard's Pete Kostel was named the Three Rivers League Coach of the Year.
Other first-team All-Three Rivers League picks include Canby senior catcher Kamryn Mobley, West Linn senior pitcher Lexi Finke, Lakeridge sophomore utility player Summer Mickey, West Linn junior utility player Ali Campbell, Canby freshman infielder Kalea Jensen, Lake Oswego senior infielder Marin Penney, West Linn junior infielder Lexi Grein, Oregon City sophomore outfielder Emilia Coffman and Lake Oswego senior outfielder Layney Lombardo.
Other second-team All-Three Rivers League selections include Lakeridge sophomore pitcher Mackenzie Nelson, Canby freshman pitcher Jaiden Lee, West Linn freshman utility player Ava Sin, Lakeridge freshman infielder Lexi Smith, Oregon City senior infielder Emily Dugan, Lake Oswego junior outfielder Maddie Sticka, Lakeridge junior outfielder Rachel Mindt, Oregon City senior outfielder Jordyn Duntley and West Linn senior outfielder Gracey Hook.
Oregon City's Dave Adelhart was named the Three Rivers League Honorary Coach of the Year.