MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio baseball 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 baseball 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 5 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Reece Robson, Nelsonville-York (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Sophomore pitcher (K’d eight) threw a complete-game and went 3-for-5 with two home runs, seven RBI and a double in a 13-4 win over Meigs.

* Marco DeFalco, McKinley (Niles) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior pitcher tossed his second no-hitter of the season and K’d 13 in a 6-0 win over Lakeview that clinched the All-American Conference White Tier title.

Week 6 Ohio HS Baseball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* JT Korpusik, Lawrence Upper (Sagamore Hills)
Senior catcher went 9-for-11 with 15 RBI, four home runs (including a grand slam), seven runs scored and a double in games against Grand River Academy, Christian Community, Lake Ridge and Horizon Science (4-for-4, eight RBI, two home runs, two runs).

* Jake Youngpeter, St. John’s (Delphos)
Threw a complete-game three-hit shutout and K’d 19 in a 4-0 D-IV sectional final win over New Bremen.

* Evan Bainbridge, Stow-Munroe Falls (Stow)
Sophomore tossed a no-hitter and K’d 12 in a 16-0 D-I sectional win over Youngstown East.

* Nick Thwaits, Fort Recovery
Junior fired a no-hitter in a 13-0 D-IV sectional final win over Perry.

* Justin Mcconnell, Springboro
Stole three bases in a 10-0 D-I sectional win over Bellefontaine to set a school record for stolen bases in a season (28). Was 3-for-3 with four runs scored.

* Ryan Gossard, Bath (Lima)
Tossed a no-hitter in a 3-0 win over St. Marys.

* Griffan Smith, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (Cincinnati)
Tossed a no-hitter in a 17-0 D-III sectional final win over Riverview East.

* A.J. Peters, Grove City
Tossed a no-hitter and K’d 11 in a 10-0 D-I sectional win over Teays Valley.

* Jacob Kates, Lakota West (West Chester)
Senior pitcher improved to 8-1 on the season by throwing a complete game with 11 Ks in a 2-1 D-I sectional win over Walnut Hills.

* Michael Kirian, New Riegel
Senior and Louisville recruit tossed second career no-hitter and K’d 13 in a 7-0 D-IV sectional win over St. Wendelin. Also hit a two-run home run and an RBI double.


Week 1 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Seth Underwood, Briggs (Columbus) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had seven RBI in a win over Ready.

* Logan Fuller, Ross (Hamilton) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Threw a no-hitter K’d seven in an 11-0 win over Mount Healthy.

Week 2 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Drew Huffman, Ross (Hamilton) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
K’d 11 and threw a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over Trenton Edgewood.

* Braden Decker, Kalida (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had eight hits, six RBI, three doubles, a triple and a home run in a double-header sweep of McComb.

Week 3 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Sam Sutter, Genoa Area (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior threw a no-hitter (on 91 pitches) in a 5-0 win over Fostoria.

* Garrett Wissman, Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Threw no-hitter with nine Ks in his first start of the season – a 7-0 win over Purcell-Marian.

Week 4 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Lane Flamm, New Richmond (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Threw a no-hitter and K’d 16 in a 4-0 win over Western Brown.

* Collin Sammons, Batavia (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Threw a perfect game and K’d 10 in a 7-0 win over Amelia.

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