MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio softball athlete of the week nominees

You vote, you decide…who had Ohio’s best individual performance this past week?

MaxPreps and JJHuddle are proud to announce that they will sponsor an athlete of the week in softball during the 2016-2017 school year.

Each week during the season (regular and post), there will be a fan-generated contest to tab a weekly winner. Each winner will receive awards (bracelets and certificates).

How does it work?

Fans will nominate top performances (send emails to and nominees will also be selected from those schools that report stats on MaxPreps. We will announce the weekly finalists (up to 10) on MaxPreps and JJHuddle every Tuesday and voting will be conducted in a special poll. Voting will cease at noon on Monday. The winners (two per week) will be announced the next day along with the next week’s nominees.

Vote as many times as you want. It’s a competition. Vote Now!

Week 1 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Marissa Davis, Riverside (De Graff)
En route to leading team to 7-0 start, junior hit .654 with five HRs, 18 RBI, 15 runs and 17 hits. Had two HRs and two doubles in a win over Mississinawa Valley.

* Becca Miller, Hilltop (West Unity)
Junior catcher had 22 RBI, 18 runs, four HRs and nine stolen bases through 10 games for the 7-3 Cadets.

* McKenzie Bump, Mt. Gilead
Freshman shortstop hitting a state-best .788 through 10 games (26 hits in 33 at-bats). Has 14 runs and 15 stolen bases.

* Nicole Rawlings, Badin (Hamilton)
Junior pitcher K’d 67 and had a 0.61 ERA en route to wining first nine games of the season.

* Taylor Rice, Fairborn
Pitcher tossed a perfect game and K’d 12 in an 18-0 win over Trotwood-Madison on a night the Skyhawks named the field after longtime coach and district admin Joan Dautel.

* Mikayla Newland, Paint Valley (Bainbridge)
Senior pitcher and Akron recruit k’d 17 and threw 69 of her 85 pitches for strikes en route to throwing a no-hitter in a 9-0 win over Western Latham.

* Kendra Swartz, Buckeye Central (New Washington)
Had six hits, three doubles, a HR and eight RBI in a double-header sweep of Mansfield St. Peter’s.

* Paige Elder, Malvern
Picked up both pitching wins, K’d 12 and had four hits, two doubles and six RBI in a double-header sweep of Sebring McKinley.

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