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 5 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Kyle Davis, CHCA (VOTE)
Broke the school’s career doubles record (has 39) in a 14-0 win over New Miami. Leads CHCA in average (.574), RBIs (19) and triples (five).
*Nate Romans, Walsh Jesuit (VOTE)
Senior and Ohio State recruit went 6-for-6 with a HR, double and eight RBIs in a doubleheader sweep of Padua Franciscan.
*Brandon Wolters and Malave Bettinger, Coldwater (VOTE)
Duo combined to throw a no-hitter in a 4-0 win over Elida. The duo K’d 12 and walked five.
*Damon Abner, New Richmond (VOTE)
Went 3-for-5 with a HR and five RBIs in an 8-1 win over Bethel Tate.
*Nate Green, Hilliard Darby (VOTE)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 12 in a five-inning 10-0 win over Dublin Scioto. Also hit a triple and single.
*Ross Thompson, Delphos Jefferson (VOTE)
Had four hits, a three-run HR and six RBIs in a 12-5 win over Columbus Grove.
*Tanner Foley, Lima Perry (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Waynesfield-Goshen. Walked one and K’d five.
*Ryan Luehrman, Athens (VOTE)
Junior followed up his no-hitter against Vinton County with a 3-0 complete-game three-hit shutout win over Wellston. In the victories over VC and Wellston, Luehrman K’d 24.
*Ethan Caudill, Seneca East (VOTE)
Threw a complete-game two-hit shutout and K’d 16 in a 3-0 win over Mohawk. Enters week with 0.19 ERA and 81 Ks.
*Ryan Mikesell, St. Henry (VOTE)
Junior had a huge day in a doubleheader sweep of Celina, which is coached by his brother Andy. Mikesell threw a no-hitter and hit a three-run HR in a 10-0 Game 1 win and then picked up the save in a 6-5 Game 2 victory.
*Jackson Murphy, Clark Montessori (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over North College Hill.
WEEK 5 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Fort Loramie (VOTE)
The Redskins scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to beating Houston 14-1 for head coach Bill Sturwold’s 400th career win. Sturworld spent six seasons at Russia before coming to Fort Loramie 16 years ago. He led the Redskins to D-IV state titles in 2007 and 2010.
*Lehman Catholic (VOTE)
The Cavaliers wrapped up the Northwest Central Conference title by avenging last week’s lost to Perry with a 16-5 run-rule win in the rematch. Down 3-0 early, Lehman scored 16 runs in the second-fourth innings to blow open the game. Greg Spearman led the charge with a HR, three RBIs and three runs scored.
The Redskins went on the road and snapped Defiance’s 72-game Western Buckeye League win streak with a 4-2 victory.
*Walsh Jesuit (VOTE)
Improved to 16-0 with a 9-3 victory over North Canton Hoover in the first annual Chad Crawford Classic. The game, made possible thanks to the work of WJ senior and Ashland recruit Kyle Holdsworth and his family, was named after WJ alumn Chad Crawford who died from cancer in 2013. A total of $3,500 was raised for the Chad Crawford Benefit Fund.
After starting the season 2-3, the Golden Eagles have won 16 of their last 18 and wrapped up a Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title with a 2-0 win over Franklin. Bellbrook leads the SWBL by 4.5 games with two to play. During it’s streak, the Golden Eagles have thrown six shutouts and have allowed one run seven times.
The Indians had a huge week. First off, Carlisle exploded for 11 runs in the third inning to run-rule Waynesville 13-1 in a meeting of SWBL contenders. The Spartans entered 7-0 in the league, while Carlisle came in 8-1. After that the Indians recorded a big non-conference win with an 8-5 victory over No. 1 ranked and previously unbeaten CHCA. Carlisle enters the week riding a 10-game winning streak.
Playing in its first OVAC Baseball Championship, the Redskins won their first title aith a 9-1 victory over Shadyside in the 2A final. Caldwell beat Toronto in the semifinals.
Indians won crucial NWOAL meeting with Patrick Henry 3-1. Pitcher Tyler Suntken K’d nine and allowed just two hits against the state-ranked Patriots. Also had victories over Fairview, Otsego and Edon.
The Eagles captured at least a share of their first Blanchard Valley Conference baseball title since 2009 with a win over Cory-Rawson. The day before, the Eagles scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally for a 6-5 win over fellow BVC heavyweight Van Buren.
*Canton Central Catholic (VOTE)
Has won 11 in a row. Went 3-0 last week with wins over St. Ignatius, Canton McKinley and Canton South