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 10 SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
*Taran Alvelo, Bloom-Carroll (VOTE)
Junior and University of Washington recruit combined to strike out 41 batters in two state tournament games. She threw a no-hitter and K’d 17 in a 4-0 state semifinal win over Akron Manchester. Followed that up with 13 straight no-hit innings in B-C’s 1-0 14-inning D-III final loss to Westfall. Alvelo allowed one-hit (game-winner in 14th) and K’d 24. She threw 158 pitches. B-C committed seven errors. At the plate, Alvelo went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the state semis and was 1-for-5 in the state final.
*Kelsie Robinson, Westfall (VOTE)
Went 1-for-8 in two state tournament games, but that one hit was big one. With a runner on second in the 14th inning of a scoreless game, Robinson connected for her team’s first hit and knocked in the game-winning run as the Mustangs beat Bloom-Carroll 1-0 in the D-III state final.
*Kathleen Shier, North Canton Hoover (VOTE)
Junior catcher went 6-for-8 with five RBIs and two runs scored in the Vikings two-game sweep of Lebanon (5-3) and Grove City (6-1) in the D-I state tournament. She hit a three-run HR in the state final.
*Dayna Denner, Cuyahoga Heights (VOTE)
Senior centerfielder went 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the Redskins two-game sweep of Wayne Trace (6-1) and Minster (2-1) in the D-IV state tournament.
* Gina Rosshirt, Westfall (VOTE)
Senior pitcher went 2-0 and didn’t allow an earned run in two state tournament games. In a 4-1 state semifinal win over North Union, Rosshirt allowed three hits, K’d nine and walked one. In a 14-inning 1-0 win over Bloom-Carroll in the D-III state final, Rosshirt allowed five hits, K’d eight and walked four.
*Kimmy Reynolds, Lima Bath (VOTE)
Went 2-0 on the mound in the D-II state tournament as the Wildkittens beat Tallamdge (3-1) and Jonathan Alder (7-2) to capture the D-II state final.
WEEK 10 SOFTBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK NOMINEES
The Mustangs won the school’s first state title in any sport by outlasting Bloom-Carroll 1-0 in a record-setting 14-inning D-III state final. The longest game in state finals history also produced Pickaway County’s first team state title since Circleville won the 1986 state title in boys golf. Westfall had just one-hit in the game, but it delivered the game-winning run. The Mustangs beat North Union 4-1 in the state semifinals.
*North Canton Hoover (VOTE)
The Vikings won their fourth straight D-I state title with a 6-1 victory over Grove City. In the state semifinals, Hoover beat undefeated and nationally-ranked Lebanon 5-3. Hoover has advanced to the state tournament eight times and is 16-0 with eight state titles.
*Cuyahoga Heights (VOTE)
The Redskins won the school’s first state title in any sport when Brittany Nero hit in Morgan Orlowski with two outs in the seventh inning for a 2-1 win over Minster in the D-IV state final. CH beat Wayne race 6-1 in the state semifinals.
*Lima Bath (VOTE)
The Wildkittens won the D-II state championship with a 7-2 victory over Jonathan Alder. Lima Bath beat Tallmadge 3-1 in the state semifinals. The Wildkittens were making their eight trip to state and won their second title (first since 2001).