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 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Caitlin Gambone, Canton Central Catholic (VOTE)
Recently became the eighth player in state history to surpass 200 career hits. Also owns Ohio record for longest hitting streak (47 games). Her 67 hits in a season as a sophomore ranks No. 8 all-time and is a Stark County record.
*Kori Locke, Licking Valley (VOTE)
Hit three HRs and had seven RBIs in a 15-4 win over Watkins Memorial that wrapped up an outright Licking County League title. Followed that with a HR, two doubles and four RBIs in a 19-0 win over Whitehall in the D-II sectionals.
*Sierra Fent, Parkway (VOTE)
Hit her fifth HR of the season (and 19th of her career – a new school record) in a 9-5 win over Convoy Crestview.
*Addy Bame, Hardin Northern (VOTE)
Junior standout K’d 10, allowed five hits, hit two HRs and knocked in all three runs in the Polar Bears 3-0 win over Ada in the D-IV sectional final.
*Olivia Kliesch, Vanlue (VOTE)
Freshman K’d 17 in a 6-5 nine-inning win over Waynesfield-Goshen in the D-IV sectionals.
*Kay Shick, Lima Shawnee (VOTE)
Threw a no-hitter on just 74 pitches (48 strikes) in a 2-0 win over Elida in a D-II Sectional final.
*Madeline Kurtz, Lakota West (VOTE)
Junior K’d 14 and threw a complete game shutout in a 5-0 win over Oxford Talawanda in the D-I sectionals.
*Danielle Stiene, Cincinnati Ursuline (VOTE)
Struck out 16 of the 23 batters she faced in a complete game 3-0 shutout win over Mercy in the D-I sectionals.
*Brooke Parker, Glen Este (VOTE)
Junior threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Princeton in the D-I sectionals. Also went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI.
*Kassie Welly, Hopewell-Loudon (VOTE)
Went 5-for-5 with four runs scored and an RBI in a 12-2 win over Toledo Christian in the D-IV sectionals.
*Julie Adelsperger, Mohawk (VOTE)
Threw a five-inning no-hitter and hit a HR in a 5-0 win over Old Fort.
*Justeen Searfoss, Upper Sandusky (VOTE)
Senior capped Seniro Night in fashion by belting a walk-off three-run HR in an 8-7 win over Galion. It was her second HR of the night. She had three hits total.
*Micah Lewis, Franklin-Furnace Green (VOTE)
Senior made senior night memorable by firing a five-inning no-hitter in the Bobcats 10-0 win over Miller in the D-IV sectionals. She K’d 12 of the 17 batters she faced.
*Broke Horning, Akron Manchester (VOTE)
Threw a six-inning perfect game with nine Ks in a 10-0 win over Black River in the D-III sectionals.
*Tara Kimbel, East Canton (VOTE)
Threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Leetonia in the D-IV sectionals.
*Abbie Sgro, Lexington (VOTE)
Junior threw a complete game one-hit shutout and K’d 19 in a 1-0 victory over Norwalk in the D-II sectionals. Followed that with 15 Ks in a 4-0 two-hit win over Shelby in the second round.
*Chelsea McManaway, Wellston (VOTE)
Fell one strikeout shy of her school record with 18 Ks and tossed a one-hitter in a 6-0 win over Crooksville in the D-III sectional finals.
*Lilli Piper, Walsh Jesuit (VOTE)
Hit two HRs and had six RBIs in a 10-0 win over Copley in the D-I sectionals.
*Taran Alvelo, Bloom-Carroll (VOTE)
Junior notched career strikeout No. 1,000 when she had 11 in a 6-0 win over Hartley. She also went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
*Be Reardon, Fremont St. Joseph (VOTE)
Junior pitcher improved her career sectional and district record to 8-0 with a 2-0 shutout win over Old Fort in the D-IV sectionals. He also had the game-winning RBI on a sac fly.
WEEK 7 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
Monarchs won OCC Central Division title with victory over Hilliard Davidson.
Bulldogs beat Circleville 6-2 to wrap up their third straight Mid-State League Buckeye Division title.
The Lady Wildcats set or tied multiple school records in a 14-1 D-IV sectional tournament win over Jackson Center. Macey Stang set the school record for single-season hits in the game (44), while Miahlah Hensely tied a school record for single-season runs scored (38). Kayla New also hit two HRs (including a grand slam and had eight RBIs) to help the Wildcats set a new team record for single-season HRs (15).
*Brecksville Broadview Heights (VOTE)
The Bees won their 18th game in a row and the Southwest Conference title with a 9-3 win over Steele.
*New Riegel (VOTE)
The Blue Jackets won a D-IV sectional title with a 22-0 win over Vanlue. Taylor Kirian and Elyssa Theis combined to throw a perfect game in the five-inning victory.
The Rockets ran their win streak to 14 games and won their third straight D-III sectional title with a 6-0 win over Crooksville.
Falcons improved to 20-0 with a 9-0 win over Coventry in a D-II sectional final.
The Warriors, once 7-9, ran their win streak to five and won a D-II sectional title by beating McNicholas’ 5-3 and snapping the Rockets six-game win streak.
*Fort Loramie (VOTE)
Redskins won their fourth Shelby County League title in a row by scoring four runs in the sixth inning to rally from a 4-1 deficit and beat Anna 5-4.
*North Central (VOTE)
The Eagles upset Buckeye Border Conference champion Hilltop 7-3 to win a D-IV sectional title. NC was 7-17 entering the game, while Hilltop was 18-6.
The Aces set a school record for wins in a season by improving to 15-3 with an 11-1 victory over Edon in a D-IV sectional final.