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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!
LAST WEEK OVER 90,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! And due to the closeness of the voting tallies, we are awarding three winners this week. There were only 14 votes separating second and third pace. Both had over 20,000.
Week 3 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* Kendyl Switzer, Bristol (Bristolville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Huge week at the plate. Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, seven RBI and three runs in an 18-1 win over Pymatuning Valley. Went 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs in an 8-2 win over Grand Valley. Also went 2-for-4 with andRBI and two runs in a 15-8 win over Windham.
Week 4 Ohio HS Softball Athlete of the Week Nominees
* Carly Wagers, Williamsburg
Junior hit three home runs (had eight RBI) in a 22-1 win over Felicity-Franklin to tie the state record for HRs in a season (18). The win clinched Williamsburg’s fourth straight SBAAC National Division championship. Also threw her fifth no hitter and K’d 15 of 16 batters in a 19-0 five-inning win over Bethel-Tate.
* Cait Kelm and Tori Wells, Lakeview (Cortland)
Duo combined to dominate in a 7-1 win over Struthers. Kelm K’d 18 and threw a no-hitter, while Wells hit three HRs and had five RBI. In a 25-4 win over Struthers, Kelm had six RBI and three runs, while Wells had two HRs, four hits and six RBI.
* Ashley Hitchcock, Eastwood (Pemberville)
Sophomore pitcher went 5-0 last week including a no-hitter (K’d 14) in a 19-0 win over Rossford, Also K’d 14 in a 3-0 win over Wauseon. Tossed a one-hitter and K’d 10 in a 16-1 win over Genoa.
* Shelby Giles, Riverside (De Graff)
Sophomore went 2-for-4 with two HRs, six RBI and two runs in an 18-6 win over Lehman. Also went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs in a 12-3 win over Lehman. Was also the winning pitcher in both games.
Week 1 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
Week 2 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* Claire Nicholson, River Valley (Caledonia) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior third baseman and Ohio State commit went 18-for-27 with 23 RBI, 12 runs and seven doubles last week as the Vikings went 5-1 against Pleasant, Ontario, London, Troy, Northwestern and Piqua.