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 6 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Cameron Varga, CHCA (VOTE)
Senior and North Carolina recruit threw his fifth career no-hitter and struck out all 15 batters he faced in an 11-0 win over Clark Montessori.
*Seth McWilliams, Seneca East (VOTE)
Senior and Ohio University recruit threw his second no-hitter of the season in a 7-0 win over New Riegel. He struck out 15 and faced just one batter over the minimum.
*Sam Pusateri, St. Thomas Aquinas (VOTE)
Went 5-for-5 with three RBIs and a stolen base in a 16-8 win over Warren JFK.
*Jerian Thomas, West Branch (VOTE)
Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and six RBIs in a key 11-1 win over Marlington.
*Mike Martin, Independence (VOTE)
Senior pitcher tied a national record for doubles in a game when he hit five (and went 5-for-5) in a game against Normandy. Martin currently has 15 doubles this season, which is one shy of the school’s single-season record. Also had two hits, two RBIs and improved to 6-0 on the mound with 10 Ks in an 11-1 win over Wickliffe that clinched the Chagrin Valley Conference metro Division title.
*Michael Boey, Columbia Station Columbia (VOTE)
Threw a complete game four-hit shutout and K’d 14 in an 8-0 win over Lutheran West. Didn’t walk one.
*Colt Caughenbaugh, Licking Valley (VOTE)
Sophomore leadoff hitter had a big outing in a pair of wins over Heath. Caughenbaugh had four hits in a game suspended April 10 in the 12th inning, which wrapped last week before the teams’ second scheduled meeting. Caughenbaugh ended up getting his fifth hit of the game when his single brought home the game-winnign run and delivered a 2-1 win for the Panthers in 13 innings. In the regularly scheduled game that followed, Caughenbaugh hit his first two HRs of the season in a 7-3 win. He was 8-for-11 in the two games.
*Dalton Earich, Akron Manchester (VOTE)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 15 in a 9-0 win over Canton Timken.
*Travis Smith, Portsmouth West (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d five in a 9-0 win over South Webster. Also went 2-for-4 at plate.
*Dylan Shockley, Minford (VOTE)
Allowed two-hits and K’d eight in a five-inning 12-1 complete game win over Wellston. At the plate he went 3-for-4 with two triples and three RBIs.
*Ryan Mass, Ottawa-Glandorf (VOTE)
Junior fired a five-inning perfect game in a 10-0 win over Continental. K’d seven.
*Michael Kirian, New Riegel (VOTE)
Threw a complete game two-hit shutout with 15 Ks and hit a HR in a 6-0 win over Cardinal Stritch.
*Riley Brubaker, Columbus Grove (VOTE)
Scored the winning run, went 5-for-5 with a triple and two RBIs and also worked two innings to pick up the pitching victory in an 11-10 win over Lincolnview.
WEEK 6 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
The Spartans avenged a run-rule loss to Carlisle to beat the Indians 6-1 in a winner-take-all SWBL Southwest Division defacto title game. Waynesville scored five runs in the sixth inning to win back-to-back league titles. The Spartans have won eight games in a row.
Lakers tied a school record for wins in a season when they beat Harvest Prep 20-5 to improve to 14-8. Could break record this week.
The Trojans won their second GWOC North Division title in three years and their second baseball league title since 1991 with a 16-1 win over Trotwood-Madison.
*Frankfort Adena (VOTE)
The Warriors won the Scioto Valley Conference title outright with a 12-2 win over Hungtington. Followed that with wins over Westfall (16-2) and Paint Valley (11-3).
*Oak Hills (VOTE)
The Highlanders delivered head coach Chuck Laumann career win No. 400 with an 11-1 win over Turpin. Laumann is in his 23rd year of coaching.
The Titans beat Elida 4-0 to capture the first outright Western Buckeye League baseball title in school history (47 years) and the first league title of any kind in the sport since 1982.
The Eagles beat three-time defending league champion Leipsic 6-0 to win their first outright Blanchard Valley Conference baseball title since 1994.
Bulldogs won their 21st game of the year and the Cuyahoga Falls City Championship with a 7-1 win over Cuyahoga Falls.
Grizzlies beat Medina Highland 4-0 to capture the program’s first baseball title (Suburban League) since 2004.
*Massillon Jackson (VOTE)
Clinched share of Federal League title with come-from-behind 7-6 eight-inning win over Boardman. Trailed 6-0 in the fourth.
The Red Devils won at least a share of their fifth straight Central Buckeye Confernece Kenton Division title (and sixth in seven years) with a pair of one-run wins over Springfield Shawnee (2-1) and Urbana (4-3).
Crusaders added to storied baseball tradition by becoming the 11th program in state history to reach 1,000 career wins with a 17-2 defeat of Harrison. The Crusaders started playing baseball in 1963 and owned a 1000-395-3 all-time record after the Harrison win.