Pine River softball players earn all season honors


LEROY — Pine River’s 2016 softball season which ended in the districts earlier this month, was keyed by three players in particular, including seniors Jenna Johnson and Kayla Johnson, and sophomore Bekah Dean.

Jenna Johnson, a three-year varsity player, batted leadoff for the Bucks and had a batting average of .454 with 37 singles, three doubles, two triples and a home run, plus 39 RBIs. A catcher, Johnson threw out 39 of 61 runners who attempted to steal on her.

She was also all-district this season.

Kyla Johnson, a first baseman, was in her second varsity season and batted .403, and was third in the lineup. She had 39 singles, 10 doubles, three triples, 51 RBIs, seven sacrifice bunts, six sacrifice flies and was both all-district and all-region.

Dean was a sophomore on the varsity her first season. She batted fourth in the lineup and hit .445. She had 39 singles, 18 doubles, two triples and two home runs, and added 48 RBIs. She also earned all-district and all-region honors.

Carleigh Trowbridge also received all-conference honors while Taylor Warner was on the honorable mention list.

Pine River’s final record was 18-20.

“It was a good season overall,” Bucks coach Laura Mumby said. “I think if we would have had a couple more weeks, we were getting better and better. We lost some seniors but have some kids coming up. I think they’ll work hard in the offseason and I look forward to them coming back next year.”

Pitchers returning include Alexi Bennett and Kourtney Brock.

Pine River will again host the LAT League in Bristol Fields and will be playing summer softball.