Alder’s Watson, North Union win Ohio HS Softball Player and Team of the Week Awards

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JJH_award_headerThe Week 9 competition for the JJHuddle & Bucknuts Ohio HS Softball Team and Player Of the Week is over. And it was a good one. Over 19,000 votes were cast and this week’s winners are…

WEEK 9 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

*Mady Watson, Jonathan Alder

Threw a complete-game three-hitter in a 6-2 win over Springfield Northwestern in the D-III regional semifinals. Followed with the game-winning hit (a seventh-inning double) in an 8-7 regional final victory over Springfield Shawnee. Also pitched a complete-game with nine Ks.

WEEK 9 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

*North Union

Three-time state runner-up earned its first regional title since 2000 and fifth overall with a 14-6 victory over Milton-Union in a D-III regional final.

NOTE: Winners receive personalized awards, which will be sent in June.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

WEEK 1

*Tara Trainer, Lebanon

Junior pitcher struck out the first 14 batters she faced and 18 total in a 4-1 win over Greenville. Trainer also struck out the side to end the game in the seventh. She added a sac fly RBI in the sixth, part of a three-run Warrior inning. In a 5-0 win over Fairfield, Trainer threw a complete game one-hitter and K’d 15.

WEEK 2

*Ashlee Dahman, Amherst Steele

Went 4-for-4 with a HR, three doubles and seven RBIs in a 9-0 win over Avon.

WEEK 3

*Sarah Miller, Amherst Steele

Freshman hit two HRs and had a triple and five RBIs in an 8-4 win over Medina.

WEEK 4

*Laura Stubbs, Akron Springfield

Had two doubles, a HR, five RBIs and two runs scored in a 12-7 win over Mantua Crestwood.

WEEK 5

*Lexi Falde, Mansfield Christian

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.

WEEK 6

*Payton Kuenzli, Ontario

Threw a perfect game and K’d 14 in a six-inning 10-0 win over Tiffin Columbian.

WEEK 7

*Addy Bame, Hardin Northern

Junior standout K’d 10, allowed five hits, hit two HRs and knocked in all three runs in the Polar Bears 3-0 shutout win over Ada in the D-IV sectional final.

WEEK 8

*Miranda Benschoter, Elmwood

Junior led off the sixth inning with a triple that would eventually become the winning run in a 1-0 win over Archbold in a D-III district final. Was also the winning pitcher, firing a complete-game three-hit shutout.

TEAMS OF THE WEEK

WEEK 1

*Russia

Pitchers Maddie Borchers and Katie Schwartz combined for a no-hitter as the Raiders provided head coach Michelle Baker with a win (15-0 over Botkins) in her debut.

WEEK 2

*Lakota West

Improved to 5-0 by winning its four games (over Sycamore, Oak Hills, Middletown and Hamilton) by the combined score of 36-2.

WEEK 3

*Teays Valley

The Vikings handed nationally-ranked Bloom-Carroll its first loss of the season, 2-0, in Mid-State League Buckeye Division play. B-C, which entered ranked No. 10 in the country by MaxPreps and No. 15 by USA Today, was held to three hits.

WEEK 4

*Mohawk

A day after notching a big Midland Athletic League victory over New Riegel (then-ranked No. 2 in the state), the Warriors run-ruled 10-win Arlington 11-0. Swept a doubleheader with Arcadia 11-8 and 12-1 thanks in part to six HRs and 24 hits. Mohawk has won 11 straight.

WEEK 5

*Steubenville

Big Red captured the first OVAC 4A title in program history with a 4-2 win over Harrison Central.

WEEK 6

*Ashland

Arrows wrapped up the OHC title with a 4-2 win over Mansfield Madison.

WEEK 7

*Hicksville

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.

WEEK 8

*Franklin

The Wildcats won their first district title in 10 years and just second overall with a 2-1 win over Hamilton Ross in a D-II final. Ross beat Franklin in last year’s District final.

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