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 74,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! The winners are…
* Megan Turner, Champion (Warren) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior went 3-for-3 with three home runs, three runs and six RBI in a 19-0 D-III district semifinal win over Brookfield. Went 1-for-3 with a double and a run in a 12-0 district final win over Kirtland. Has 40 RBI and 11 home runs this season.
* Faith Howard, Wheelersburg
Northern Kentucky recruit threw a no-hitter, retired the last 20 batters she faced and K’d 10 in a 5-0 D-III regional semifinal win over Piketon. Ended the game with 200 Ks on the season.
* April Houser, Elyria
Junior delivered runs in all four plate appearances (two hits, two sac flys, five RBI and a home run) in a 6-2 D-I regional semifinal win over Parma.
* Aly Harrell, Lincoln (Gahanna)
Marshall recruit had five RBI in an 11-7 D-I regional semifinal win over Lancaster.
* Jenna Robbins, Northwestern (Springfield)
Pitcher allowed one-hit and K’d seven in a 7-0 D-III regional semifinal win over Badin.
* Grace Cea, Hoover (North Canton)
Went 2-for-3 with four RBI in an 11-3 D-I regional final win over Walsh.
* Kaylie Farmer, Maysville (Zanesville)
Hit a two-run home run in the Panthers 2-1 D-II regional semifinal win over Crooksville. Also delivered a solo home run in a 15-1 regional final loss to Lakewood.
* Felicite Smith, Carey
Junior hit a game-winning two-run walk-off home run in the eighth inning as the Blue Devils won the programs first regional title with a 5-3 win over previously unbeaten Gibsonburg in D-IV.
* Liz Yirga, Lucas
Delivered the game-winning walk-off RBI single in the seventh inning as the Cubs earned the program’s first state tournament berth with a 5-4 come-from-behind win over Mathews.
* 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.
* 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.
* Ashley Roth, Elgin (Marion) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Sophomore pitcher K’d 11 en route to picking up the win and was 3-for-4 with five RBI, a grand slam and run scored in a 16-2 victory over Centerburg.
* Makenna Durieux, Perry (Massillon) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Sophomore pitcher threw a five-inning no-hitter and hit a three-run walk-off home run in a 10-0 win over Green that clinched a Federal League title.
* Mikayla Mayle, Morgan (McConnelsville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior set school records for home runs (three) and RBI (seven) in a game in a 14-4 win over Crooksville. Mayle also set school records for HRs in a season (eight) and career (14). A Marietta College recruit, Mayle set the school record for batting average (.492) as a junior. She hit .481 this season.