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.

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Week 8 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* Tyler Brown, Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior and Vanderbilt recruit hit a game-winning RBI double in the seventh inning to lead the Pioneers to their first regional title with a 4-3 win over Gahanna in a D-I regional final.

* Andrew Russell, Champion (Warren) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Sophomore pitcher fired a two-hit shutout (K’d four) in a 2-0 D-III regional final win over Chippewa.

Week 9 Ohio HS Baseball Athlete of the Week Nominees

* Jon Niemeyer, Minster
Right fielder delivered a walk-off single to plate the winning run in a 2-1 D-IV state final victory over Russia. Was 2-for-4 with a run and had seven putouts in a 3-0 state semifinal win over No. 1 ranked Toronto.

* Drake Batcho and Andrew Russell, Champion (Warren)
Batcho tossed a complete-game, allowed four-hits and struck out nine in a 2-1 D-III state semifinal win over Clear Fork. Also reached base in 3-of-four plate appearances and had a run scored. Russell threw a complete-game seven hitter and struck out eight in a 1-0 D-III state final win over previously unbeaten Hiland.

* Cade Mottice and Kyle Nicolas, Jackson (Massillon)
Mottice went 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in an 8-2 D-I state final win over Strongsville. Nicolas threw a complete-game three-hitter and struck out seven in a 5-1 D-I state semifinal win over Lakota West. Offensively had two RBI and a run. Nicolas went 1-for-2 with an RBI and drew two walks in the state final.

* Jared Burick, Tallmadge
Burick allowed two hits in six and a third innings and picked up the win in a 4-0 D-II state final victory over Chaminade Julienne. As a centerfielder he was 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored in a 4-1 state semifinal win over Maumee.

* Parker Shannon, Strongsville
Catcher went 3-for-3 with two RBI and run scored and three stolen bases in a 3-2 D-I state semifinal win over Olentangy Orange. Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in 8-2 state final loss to Jackson.

* Andrew Miller, Hiland (Berlin)
Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in a 2-1 D-III state semifinal win over CHCA.

* Ryan Peltier and Garrett Wissman, Chaminade-Julienne (Dayton)
Peltier became the first player in five years (a stretch of 54 games) at the state tournament to hit a home run at Huntington Park. Blasted a solo shot in the first inning of the Eagles 3-0 D-II state semifinal win over Steubenville. Finished 2-for-3 with a run, RBI and stolen base. Wissman threw a complete-game one-hitter and struck out seven against the Big Red.

* Dylan Cordonnier, Russia
Went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI in a 7-6 D-IV state semifinal win over Dalton.


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.

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 Athletes of the Week

* JT Korpusik, Lawrence Upper (Sagamore Hills) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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).

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

Week 7 Ohio HS Baseball Athletes of the Week

* James Hugland, Chippewa (Doylestown) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Delivered a grand slam in the eighth inning for the winning runs in the Chipps 7-3 D-II district semifinal win over Loudonville. Added another home run in a 7-0 district final win over Waynedale.

* Brandon Schamp, Marietta (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior pitcher K’d 12 as the Tigers won their 15th straight game with a 9-2 win over Unioto in a D-II district final. Schamp threw a no-hitter in a sectional final win over Meigs. The district title is Marietta’s first since 1998.

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