Spring Hill High School senior Ryker Johnson wrapped up a brilliant career with a recent honor of Tri-County Pitcher of the Year last week.
Johnson posted a 4-1 record with an ERA of 2.33.
He pitched 36 innings, striking out 48 batters and walking just 15.
“Every time he took the mound, we had a very good chance of winning the game,” said SHHS Coach David Londene. “The regional final against (Bishop) Miege was Ryker’s best game of his career.”
Johnson was on the mound in the 2-1 heartbreaking regional final loss to Bishop Miege.
Miege scored the winning run in the top of the last inning.
The Broncos reached the final, coming back from a two-run deficit to defeat Louisburg.
“Our regional game versus Miege was a great game and had a state feel to it,” Londene said.
Johnson wasn’t the only Bronco to garner Tri-County honors.
Jordan Henning, Ivan Hughes and Garrett Kroutch were named to the Tri-County first team.
Kroutch is a catcher, and Henning and Hughes are outfielders.
A third Bronco outfield, Charles Elam, was named to the second Tri-County team. Michael Londene, another Bronco outfielder, nabbed an honorable mention.