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 9 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Tim Turner, Massillon Jackson (VOTE)
Senior pitcher and George Mason recruit threw a four-hit complete game as the Polar Bears beat Hudson 5-2 in the D-I regional final to earn their first trip to the state Final Four. Turner K’d seven. A day before in a 3-2 regional semifinal win over Mentor, Turner picked up the save.
*Drew Otten, Coldwater (VOTE)
Senior second baseman had big game in field and at plate in 8-1 D-III regional final win over Huron. Otten went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and also had five assists in the field, including turning a huge double-play with Huron challenging in the fifth inning.
*Reid Renollet, Tinora (VOTE)
Senior was huge on mound and at plate in 14-0 win over Patrick Henry in the D-IV regional finals. Went 4-for-4 with three doubles and four runs scored and allowed two hits, no runs and K’d five in four innings.
*Luke Fraley, Perkins (VOTE)
Shined in the Pirates 1-0 10-inning win over Bryan in a D-II regional final at Tiffin. Fraley threw all 10 innings and allowed four hits. He also connected for the game-winning hit with two outs in the 10th.
*Joe Vranesci, Moeller (VOTE)
After hitting a two-run double in a regional semifinal win over Beavercreek, junior came up huge in 4-3 regional final win over Mason. Vranesic in addition to hitting in the games first run, Vransic got hit by a pitch in the ninth inning with the bases loaded to knock in the game-winning run. He also pitched the bottom of the ninth and picked up the save.
WEEK 9 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
The Rams advanced to their fourth straight state tournament with 14-0 five-inning win over Patrick Henry in the D-III regional finals. Tinora had 17 hits and its top four hitters went 13-for-15 with seven doubles (and 10 runs scored).
*Massillon Jackson (VOTE)
Polar Bears earned their first trip to the D-I state tournament with a 5-2 win over Hudson in the regional finals.
The Cavaliers won their 20th regional title with an 8-1 win over Huron in a D-III regional final.
The Pirates advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2007 by surviving Bryan 1-0 in 10-innings in the D-II Tiffin Regional final.
*Gahanna Lincoln (VOTE)
Despite being a No. 11 seed in the district, the Lions advanced to their second straight D-I state tournament with an 8-4 come-from-behind win over Olentangy Liberty. Gahanna trailed 4-0 in the top of the fourth inning.
*Jonathan Alder (VOTE)
The Pioneers advanced to the state tournament for the second straight season and fourth time in five years with a 5-3 win over Monroe in the D-II regional final at Wright State.
*Newark Catholic (VOTE)
The Green Wave won their 14th regional title and earned a chance to defened their state title with a 6-2 win over Steubenville Catholic Central in a D-IV regional final at Lancaster.
The two-time defending state champion Pirates advanced to their fifth straight state tournament with a 5-0 win over Marion Elgin in a D-III regional final at Ohio State.
The Bulldogs earned their second straight D-II state tournament berth with a 2-0 win over Dover in the regional final at Zanesville.
*Western Reserve (VOTE)
The Warriors trailed 4-0 before rallying for an 8-4 victory over Cuyahoga Heights in a D-III regional final and the program’s first trip to state.
The Crusaders won their third straight regional title and 11th overall with a 43 win over Mason in the D-I regional final at Marge Schott Stadium.
*Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (VOTE)
The Eagles won the school’s second regional title ever and first since 2005 with a 6-0 win over Chaminade Julienne in a D-III regional final at Xenia.
The Red Riders advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 1976 by overcoming a 5-1 deficit to beat Youngstown Ursuline 8-7 in the D-III regional final at Massillon.