Coldwater sweeps final Ohio HS Baseball Player and Team of the Week Awards

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JJH_award_headerThe Week 10 competition for the JJHuddle & Bucknuts Ohio HS Baseball Team and Player Of the Week is over. And it was a good one. Over 5,300 votes were cast and this week’s winners are…

WEEK 10 BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

*Grant Muhlenkamp, Coldwater

Senior was the winning pitcher in both of the Cavs state games – a 3-2 semifinal win over Wheelersburg and 4-2 final win over CHCA. At the plate he combined to go 3-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

WEEK 10 BASEBALL TEAM OF THE WEEK

*Coldwater

Playing in their 20th state tournament, the Cavaliers won the program’s sixth state title and first since 1992 with a 4-2 victory over CHCA in the D-III state final. Coldwater beat two-time defending state champion Wheelersburg 4-3 in 10 innings in the state semifinals.

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

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PREVIOUS WINNERS

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

WEEK 1

*Caleb Fergusen, West Jefferson

Senior struck out 27 batters in shutout wins over Bexley (2-0) and Urbana (7-0).

WEEK 2

*Bryant Shellenbarger, Mount Vernon

Sophomore threw a no-hitter and hit for the cycle in a 21-1 win over Franklin Heights. Shellenbarger was 4-for-5 with seven RBIs. He hit a two-run HR in the second inning, a two-run triple in the third, a three-run double in the 4th and a single in the 4th. On the mound he worked out of a bases loaded no-out jam in the third.

WEEK 3

*Konner Klein, Akron Ellet

Senior threw a perfect game and K’d 11 in a 12-0 win over Akron North.

WEEK 4

*Jacob Servidio, North Olmsted

Threw a no-hitter (and had a double and two RBIs) in a 9-0 win over Steele.

WEEK 5

*Ethan Caudill, Seneca East

Threw a complete-game two-hit shutout and K’d 16 in a 3-0 win over Mohawk. Enters week with 0.19 ERA and 81 Ks.

WEEK 6

*Travis Smith, Portsmouth West

Threw a no-hitter and K’d five in a 9-0 win over South Webster. Also went 2-for-4 at plate.

WEEK 7

*Clay Hayes, Waterford

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.

WEEK 8

*Clay Grubb, McComb

Junior pitcher threw a four-hitter and K’d 16 in a complete-game 13-5 win over Arlington in a D-IV district final.

WEEK 9

*Joe Vranesic, Moeller

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.

TEAMS OF THE WEEK

WEEK 1

*Pandora-Gilboa

The Rockets had 21 hits en route to 21 runs in a 21-2 win over Fostroia St. Wendelin. Alex Osborn led P-G with four hits (three doubles) and six RBIs.

WEEK 2

*St. Henry

Redskins won their eight straight WCSM St. Henry Bank Invitational title with an 8-3 win over Russia.

WEEK 3

*Beavercreek

Beavers jumped 20 spots in the PBR Ohio/JJHuddle D-I state poll (from 47 to 27) thanks in part to sweeping a doubleheader with Centerville. Also split a doubleheader with Bellbrook (lost 2-1). Enter week tied for first in GWOC Central at 4-0.

WEEK 4

*Tiffin Calvert

The Senecas went 5-0 last week, including a big win over McComb.

WEEK 5

*Caldwell

Playing in its first OVAC Baseball Championship, the Redskins won their first title aith a 9-1 victory over Shadyside in the 2A final. Caldwell beat Toronto in the semifinals.

WEEK 6

*Liberty-Benton

The Eagles beat three-time defending league champion Leipsic 6-0 to win their first outright Blanchard Valley Conference baseball title since 1994.

WEEK 7

*Paint Valley

The Bearcats beat Portsmouth Clay in the D-IV sectional finals to win their third straight sectional title.

WEEK 8

*Woodridge

Bulldogs improved to 27-3 won their first district title since 2008 with an 11-5 win over Tallmadge in D-II.

WEEK 9

*Wheelersburg

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.

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