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 4 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Kelly Hysong, Fairless (Vote)
Threw a one-hit shutout and K’d 15 in a 10-0 win over Massillon. Also had a HR, double and four RBIs. Followed that with six hits, a HR, three RBIs and two pitching wins (and 15 Ks) in a doubleheader sweep of Lake (3-2) and Mentor Lake Catholic (5-3).
*Laura Stubbs, Akron Springfield (Vote)
Had two doubles, a HR, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 12-7 win over Mantua Crestwood.
*Jessie Madzia, Tuslaw (Vote)
Had two HRs, three RBIs, three runs scored and picked up the save on the mound in an 11-10 10-inning win over Triway.
*Hannah Stroe, Nordonia (Vote)
Threw a no-hitter and knocked in two runs in a 7-1 win over Cloverleaf.
*Katie Lew, Westlake (Vote)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 10 in a 6-0 win over Steele.
*Taylor Rossman, Bucyrus (Vote)
Struck out 14 and threw a no-hitter in an 8-0 win over Colonel Crawford. Followed that up by striking out 13 and allowing two-hits the next day in a 7-3 win over Colonel Crawford in a rematch.
*Darian Rose, Fort Loramie (Vote)
Senior set the school record for runs scored in a career (102 and counting) when she had four in a 21-5 win over Fort recovery. The old record of 99 was set in 2011 by Tessa Benanzer.
*Ashley Windle, Ada (Vote)
Had four hits (two HRS, including a grand slam) and eight RBIs in a 16-0 win over Leipsic.
*Megan Kitchen, Ottawa-Glandorf (Vote)
Tossed a no-hitter and K’d seven in an 8-0 win over Lima Shawnee.
*Missy Dieckman-Meyer, Cincinnati Country Day (Vote)
Threw a perfect game and went 4-for-5 with four RBIs in a 9-0 victory over Lockland. Followed that by striking out 13 and going 2-for-3 with two HRs and four RBIs in a 5-4 win over CHCA.
*Danielle Ray, Badin (Vote)
Sophomore threw a no-hitter and K’d 12 in a 10-0 win over Roger Bacon.
*Emily McKillip, Springfield Shawnee (Vote)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 10 in a 9-0 win over South Charleston Southeastern.
*Carly Allen, Waynesville (Vote)
Struck out 16 and went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Spartans past Milton-Union 6-2.
*Katie Hinkle, Canal Winchester (Vote)
Threw a no-hitter and had three hits and three RBIs in a 15-0 win over Dublin Scioto.
*Nicole Bickley, Tiffin Calvert (Vote)
Senior went 4-for-4 with a HR, double, four RBIs and three runs scored in a 9-7 win over Old Fort. She was also the winning pitcher.
*Livi Forshey, Canton South (Vote)
Hit two grand slams and had 10 RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of St. Thomas Aquinas.
*Jeni Stewart, West Branch (Vote)
Had seven hits (including a HR and triple) and nine RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Ravaenna Southeast.
*Kasey Adelsperger, Mohawk (Vote)
Helped Warriors go 5-0 on the week by going 3-0 on the mound. Also had nine hits, 10 RBIs and six runs scored.
WEEK 4 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Middies went on the road and took control of first place in the West Shore Conference by remaining unbeaten in league play and handing host Avon its first WSC loss 7-0. Lauren landers threw a complete-game six-hit shutout and K’d 12. Midview pounded out 13 hits.
Panthers rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the sixth inning to beat previously undefeated Field 6-5.
*Garrettsville Garfield (Vote)
The Lady G-Men beat Labrae 4-3 on Shelby Baughman’s eighth-inning walk-off home run to give head coach Tina Downings her 100th career win.
*Liberty Union (Vote)
Despite coming into the game 2-5 in the MSL-Buckeye Division, the host Lions surprised state-ranked Teays Valley 4-3. The Vikings, ranked No. 5 in D-I, fell behind 4-0 and couldn’t complete the comeback. Alysaa Moore was the winning pitcher (no walks) and Cera Maraugha had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. The win evened LU’s record at 7-7.
*Winton Woods (Vote)
The Warriors beat Roger Bacon 5-3 to improve to 9-5 and set a new school record for wins in a season.
*Walsh Jesuit (Vote)
The Warriors had back-to-back no-hitters in wins over Jefferson Area (2-0) and Archbishop Hoban (8-0). Taylor Rahach threw the no-no against Jefferson Area, while Madi McReady no-hit Hoban.
The Green Wave ran their win streak to nine by ending Centerville’s 16-game win streak and handing the elks their first loss of the season 2-1. Greenville had two hits – both inside the park HRs by Brionna Greer and Ally Russell.
A day after notching a big Midland Athletic League victory over New Riegel (then-ranked No. 2 in the state), the Warriors run-ruled 10-win Arlington 11-0. Swept a doubleheader with Arcadia 11-8 and 12-1 thanks in part to six HRs and 24 hits. Mohawk has won 11 straight.
The Pirates had 22 hits and 31 runs en route to winning the championship at the Ayersville Pilot Invitational. Continental beat Liberty Center (20-8) and Holgate (11-6). Alex Quigley led the way with seven stolen bases, six hits, five runs scored and a pitching win in the final.
The Tigers beat Piqua (13-1) and host Fort Loramie (12-2) to win the Fort Loramie Invitational. Versailles had 19 hits against Fort Loramie, including two HRs by Aimee Powell.