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 50,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!! The winners are…
* April Houser, Elyria (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.
* Liz Yirga, Lucas (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.
* Carly Wagers, Williamsburg
Winning pitcher allowed two hits and struck 11 in a 10-0 D-IV state semifinal win over Carey. Also went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored. Struck out out 11, allowed two hits and went 1-for-2 with two RBI, a run scored and stolen base in a 3-2 state final win over Danville.
* April Howser, Elyria
Went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs in a 4-3 D-I state final win over Lebanon.
* Allison Smith, McKenzie Zigmont and Abby White, Champion (Warren)
Smith went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs in a 10-0 D-III state semifinal win over Springfield Northwestern. Zigmont threew a complete-game four-hitter and struck out six in a 5-1 state final win over Wheelersburg. She was 3-for-4 with a run and stolen base at the plate. White
* Courtney Vierstra, Lakewood (Hebron)
Winning pitcher struck out seven in each the D-II state semifinals and finals as the Lancers beat Jonathan Alder (14-6) and Hoban (2-1), respectively. Recorded complete games in both contests.
* Taylor McQuay and Kalle Coleman, Wheelersburg
McQuay went 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in a 10-1 D-III state semifinal win over Cardington. Coleman was 4-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored.
* Addie Kittle, Lincoln (Gahanna)
Went 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, two runs and a stolen base in a 6-4 D-I state semifinal loss to Elyria.
* Lauren Massolini, Hoover (North Canton)
Went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run in an 8-6 D-I state semifinal loss to Lebanon.
* Shanna Mickley, Danville
Winning pitcher (allowed four hits and struck out four) went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, three RBI and a run in an 11-0 D-IV state semifinal win over Lucas. Allowed just three hits in a 3-2 state final loss to Williamsburg.
* 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.
Week 7 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* 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.