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 7 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Dalton Bollinger, DeGraff Riverside (VOTE)
Senior went 3-for-4 in a 12-9 loss to Springfield Catholic to end his career ranked No. 16 on Ohio’s all-time hit list with 165. Bollinger had a double, HR, two RBIs and three runs scored in his prep finale.
*Colin Stolly, Lima Central Catholic (VOTE)
Senior and Ohio Wesleyan recruit became the program’s all-time leader in hits with two in an 8-7 loss to Elida. He ended the day with 112, breaking the record of 1994 grad Bill Gephart.
*Connor Echols, Sidney (VOTE)
Tied the school single-season record for RBIs when he hit two in a loss to Northmont to give him 41 on the season.
*Luke Morgan, Portsmouth West (VOTE)
Threw his first career no-hitter and K’d seven in a 12-0 five-inning win over McDermott Northwest. Also went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.
*Clay Hayes, Waterford (VOTE)
Connected for a two-out sixth-inning grand slam that gave the Wildcats a 4-3 lead and eventual upset win over Trimble. Hayes also pitched the seventh to pick up the save.
*Jared Peters, Norwood (VOTE)
Did a little of everything in 71 win over Miami Valley Christian. On the mound he K’d 11 and threw a complete game. At the plate he was 3-for-4 with a double, two stolen bases and three runs scored.
*Mason McCloy, Paint Valley (VOTE)
Junior threw a no-hitter and K’d nine in a 10-0 win over Portsmouth Clay in the D-IV sectional finals.
*Tyler Hallam, Stow (VOTE)
Junior went 4-for-4 with a HR, triple and five RBIs in a 15-5 win over Copley in the D-I sectionals.
*Alex Binnie, North Canton Hoover (VOTE)
Went 3-for-4 with a HR, two doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored in a 15-0 win over Timken.
*Chad Baker, Arcadia (VOTE)
Sophomore struck out 10 and threw a six-inning no-hitter in a 14-0 D-IV sectional final win over Upper Scioto Valley.
*Cameron Varga, CHCA (VOTE)
Threw his fourth no-hitter of the season and K’d 16 in a 10-0 win over East Clinton in the D-III Sectionals.
*Ty Suntken, Wauseon (VOTE)
Allowed one-hit and struck out 14 in a 9-0 D-III Sectional final win over Rossford. Suntken has yet to allow an earned run this season.
WEEK 7 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Seneca East (VOTE)
The Tigers beat St. Wendelin 19-0 thanks in part to a one-hitter from Ben Cramer to win their first league title since 2009 and the final Midland Athletic League title in history. The league disbands after this year. East also beat Hopewell-Loudon to finish the final MAL season 10-0 in league play.
*Paint Valley (VOTE)
The Bearcats beat Portsmouth Clay in the D-IV sectional finals to win their third straight sectional title.
Tomcats beat Reedsville Eastern 8-0 to win their third straight D-IV sectional title. Sophomore Andrew Losey threw a complete-game three-hit shutout and K’d eight.
*North Adams (VOTE)
The Devils beat Whiteoak 7-2 to win their first sectional (D-IV) title since 2003.
The Panthers won a D-IV sectional title with a 4-3 nine-inning win over Vanlue. Freshman pitcher Malachi Abbott improved to 8-0 with the win, while Andrew Adams hit a walk-off bases loaded single to win it.
*Walsh Jesuit (VOTE)
The Warriors improved to 25-0 and won their first outright North Coast League title with a 14-4 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin at home. Senior Nate Romans, an Ohio State recruit, homered in his last regular season home at-bat. He also homered in his first regular season home at-bat as a freshman.
*West Branch (VOTE)
The Warriors won a share of the Northeastern Buckeye Conference title for the first time since 1997 with a 5-0 win over Louisville.
The Fliers won their first sectional title since 1992 with a 5-3 victory over Clear Fork in D-II. The Fliers have won a school record 22 games this season.
The Golden Bears set a new record for wins in a season when they captured No. 22 in a 3-2 victory over Ottawa Hills.
The Golden Bears rallied from a 5-1 sixth-inning deficit to beat Maumee for a D-II Sectional title. Bryan scored three runs in the sixth inning and two in the seventh to win.