Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly Spring Awards
This spring we are pleased to announce that JJHuddle and Bucknuts have partnered together to award weekly player and team of the week honors in baseball, softball, girls track, boys track, boys tennis, boys lacrosse and girls lacrosse.
Each week during the spring sports seasons, we will hold a fan-generated contest on JJHuddle to tab a weekly Team and Player of the Week in each sport. Each weekly winner will receive an award from JJHuddle and Bucknuts.
How it works?
A thread soliciting nominations will be posted/stuck in each sports JJHuddle Forum each week. Fans will then nominate top performances. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on JJHuddle every Monday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on Friday, after which the winners will be announced.
WEEK 1 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Tory Stewart, Mason (Vote)
Senior pitcher threw back-to-back no-hitters in wins over Princeton (20-0) and Colerain (12-0).
*Ally Hermes, Indian Hill (Vote)
Senior pitcher tossed a five-inning perfect game in a 13-0 win over Norwood. Hermes struck out six. She also had three hits and three RBIs.
*Alicia Hansen, Fenwick (Vote)
Through five games senior leads the GCL in batting average (.833), hits (10), HRs (three), RBIs (15), stolen bases (seven) and runs scored (13).
*Tara Trainer, Lebanon (Vote)
Junior pitcher struck out the first 14 batters she faced and 18 total in a 4-1 win over Greenville. Trainer also struck out the side to end the game in the seventh. She added a sac fly RBI in the sixth, part of a three-run Warrior inning. In a 5-0 win over Fairfield, Trainer threw a complete game one-hitter and K’d 15.
*Madeline Phillips, Woodmore (Vote)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 10 in a 5-0 win over Fostoria St. Wendelin.
*Morgan Arbogast, Covington (Vote)
Had two HRs, two Doubles, six RBIs and picked up the pitching win (to improve to 3-0) in a 13-5 win over Fairborn. Also had a HR in a win over New Bremen.
*Ally Russell, Greenville (Vote)
Junior doing damage on mound and at plate. Owns 4-1 pitching record and has K’d 37 in 26 innings. Also batting .692 (9-for-13) with seven RBIs and three doubles.
*Kierstan Courtney, Lima Shawnee (Vote)
Belted two HRs and had a triple in a 6-4 season-opening win over Paulding.
*Kennedy Metz, Russia (Vote)
Had a HR, two triples and five RBIs in a 15-3 win over Fort Recovery.
*Mackayla Wilson, Bluffton (Vote)
Went 4-for-4 with two HRs, a double and four RBIs in a 6-2 win over Carey.
WEEK 1 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Bulldogs opened up their new stadium with a bang and a 16-4 win over Belpre. Athens pounded out 20 hits and its first four batters went a combined 13-for-16 with 12 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
The Chieftains made is a successful debut for coach Danielle Reinahrt with a 10-3 win over Norwalk St. Paul. Abby Park had three hits (including a HR), two RBIs and two runs. Pitcher Kelsey Coppus struck out 12.
The Wildcats rallied from a 5-0 deficit to beat Bethel 7-6. Houston scored all seven runs after the fourth inning, including two in the decisive sixth. In its opener a day prior, the Wildcats beat Jackson Center 3-2 by scoring a run in the sixth-inning.
Pitchers Maddie Borchers and Katie Schwartz combined for a no-hitter as the Raiders provided head coach Michelle Baker with a win (15-0 over Botkins) in her debut.
*New Riegel (Vote)
Blue Jackets won their first two games with late-inning heroics. In a season-opening (2-1) win over Gibsonburg, NR scored in the eighth inning. In a 3-2 win over Upper Sandusky, the Blue Jackets scored in the top of the seventh. NR moved to 3-0 with an 18-2 win over Buckeye Central. The Blue Jackets scored 12 runs in the third inning.
The Warriors opened up 3-0 with wins over Greenville (4-1), McAuley (3-1) and Fairfield (5-0).
The Elks opened up 4-0 by outscoring their opponents 40-2. Centerville beat Chaminade Julienne 13-2 and had shutout wins over Carroll, Fairborn and Covington.
After one week, the Falcons are 5-0 and own wins over D-I teams Princeton (two) and Middletown. Fenwick has outscored its opponents 51-11.
The Buccs are 3-1 with wins over Anna (18-1), New Bremen (17-6) and Fairborn (13-5). Their lone loss is to D-I Centerville. Against Anna, Covington pounded out 19 hits. The Buccs had 16 hits – including five HRs – in the win over New Bremen and three HRs in the win over Fairborn.