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 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Bekka Leitenberger, Loudonville (VOTE)
Tied a state record with four HRs in the Redbirds 14-1 win over Lucas. Leitenberger, who hit her HRs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings, finished 5-for-5 with nine RBIs.
*Darian Rose, Fort Loramie (VOTE)
A week after setting the school record for runs scored in a career, Rose tied the school record for career RBIs when she hit a two-out, two-run walk-off HR in an 11-9 win over Houston that forced a three-way tie atop the Shelby County League standings.
*Carly Allen, Waynesville (VOTE)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 18 of 21 batters in a 3-0 win over Dixie.
*Lexi Falde, Mansfield Christian (VOTE)
In two wins over East Knox (6-0 and 9-1), allowed two hits (one each game) and K’d 29. Followed that with a one-hit shutout of Central Christian (K’d 12) and then teamed with Rachel Pfeiffer to no-hit CC in the second game of the doubleheader.
*Alex Franken, Austintown Fitch (VOTE)
Hit three HRs, had seven RBIs and was the winning pitcher in a 7-5 win over Massillon Washington.
*Konnor Holthaus, Fort Loramie (VOTE)
Hit three HRS and had five RBIs in an 11-9 win over Houston.
*Tory Stewart, Mason (VOTE)
Versatile player is GMC leader in pitching wins (12), strikeouts (114) and RBIs (28). Went 2-for-4 with a triple and HR and threw a complete-game shutout in a 5-0 win over Sycamore.
*Morgan Arbogast, Covington (VOTE)
Picked up the pitching win and did damage at the plate too with two HRs and four RBIs in a 10-1 win over Tri-County North.
*Ally Russell, Greenville (VOTE)
Threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 17-0 win over Trotwood-Madison.
*Kirstin Hicks, Convoy Crestview (VOTE)
Winning pitcher also had four hits and five RBIs in a 15-2 win over Ada.
*Kristin Bostelman, Patrick Henry (VOTE)
Had three hits, a HR and six RBIs in a 13-3 win over Bryan.
*Katie Lew, Westlake (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 11 in a 6-0 win over Avon Lake.
*Lauren Shaw, Keystone (VOTE)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 10 in a five-inning 10-0 win over Clearview.
*Rachel Kennedy, Fredericktown (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 13 in an 8-0 win over Sparta Highland.
*Taran Alvelo, Bloom-Carroll (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 12 in a five-inning 10-0 win over Liberty Union. Followed that with a two-hit, 13 K performance in a 4-3 win over Granville. Also K’d 11 and drove in two runs in a 4-3 win over Teays Valley.
*Erin Allison, GlenOak (VOTE)
Had two HRs, four RBIs and pitched a three-hit shutout in a 10-0 win over Massillon Jackson.
WEEK 5 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Royals cranked out 14 hits en route to halting previously unbeaten Eastwood’s 13-game win streak 9-4 in a key Northern Buckeye Conference game. With the win, Elmwood moved to 5-1 in the NBC, while Eastwood drops to 4-1.
The Bulldogs had a big week with wins over Teays Valley (4-3), Liberty-Union (10-0) and Granville (4-3).
Big Red captured the first OVAC 4A title in program history with a 4-2 win over Harrison Central.
*Reedsville Eastern (VOTE)
Improved to 11-0 in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division (and 16-1 overall) with an 18-1 win over Federal Hocking.
Recorded three shutout wins last week over Black River (two…11-0 and 26-0) and Clearview (10-0). Keystone has 14 shutouts this season.
*Licking Valley (VOTE)
Panthers, who beat Johnstown-Monroe 9-0 and Newark Catholic 4-1, were tabbed the No. 1 seed in the Central District tournament.
Green wave ran win streak to 13 straight with a pair of wins over Trotwood-Madison and a shutout win over Fairmont.
The Warriors improved to 21-0 with a 5-0 week highlighted by Tara Trainer’s perfect game (and 16 Ks) in a 6-0 win over Fairborn. In five wins over Fairborn (two), Troy, Glen Este and Northwestern, Lebanon outscored its opponents 37-3.