JJHuddle’s Ohio HS Baseball Honor Roll: Weekly Athlete & Team of the Week Award Nominees, Vote Now!


Bucknuts & JJHuddle Ohio HS Weekly 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, boys tennis, boys & girls track and boys & girls lacrosse.

Each week (regular and postseason) 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 a personalized 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 Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special JJHuddle forum. Voting will cease at noon on the following Monday, after which the winners will be announced.

Vote Now on this week’s nominess…



*Shay Smiddy, Defiance (VOTE)
Winning P threw a complete game five-hitter and K’d eight in a 6-1 D-II state semifinal win over Steubenville. Also went 1-for-1 at the plate with three walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Followed that by coming in in relief in the state final and picking up the win in a 3-2 eight-inning win over Hamilton Badin. Scored two of the Bulldogs three runs, including the game-winner.

*Eric Mullet, Berlin Hiland (VOTE)
Winning P allowed three hits in a 3-0 D-III state semifinal win over Versailles. Followed that by entering the state final in the fifth inning and retiring all five batters he faced in a 7-1 win over Waynedale. Ends career having not allowed an earned run in 110-plus straight innings.

*Markus Schlabach, Waynedale (VOTE)
Winning P threw a three-hitter in a 6-3 D-III state semifinal win over Clear Fork. Also went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and run scored.

*Nick Cavinee, Newark Catholic (VOTE)
Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 7-3 D-IV state semifinal win over Fort Recovery. Reached based all four times at-bat (hit, HBP twice, BB) in a 5-4 state final win over Triad.

*Shane Ford, Triad (VOTE)
Winning P allowed one hit in a 6-0 D-IV state semifinal win over Cuyahoga Heights.

*Justin Grubb, Pickerington North (VOTE)
Winning P threw a five-hitter in a 2-1 D-I state final win over LaSalle. Of his 111 pitches, 71 were strikes.


*Berlin Hiland (VOTE)
Hawks won the program’s first state title and reached the 30-win plateau with a 7-1 win over Waynedale in the D-III state final. Shut out Versailles 3-0 in the semifinals.

*Pickerington North (VOTE)
The Panthers stymied two parochial powers and became just the second Central Ohio school to win the big school state baseball title since 1990 with a 2-1 victory over Cincinnati LaSalle in the D-I final. Beat Cleveland St. Ignatius 5-3 in eight innings in the semifinals.

*Defiance (VOTE)
The Bulldogs won their second straight D-II state title and third in four years with a 3-2 eight-inning win over Hamilton Badin in the final.

*Newark Catholic (VOTE)
The Green Wave won their ninth state title, seventh since 2002 and second straight with a 5-4 win over Triad in the D-IV state final. NC stole an all-division’s record 12 bases in the final.


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