You voted, you decided…
The MaxPreps and JJHuddle Ohio high school softball athlete of the week voting for the 2016-2017 school year has concluded.
Each week during the season (regular and post), there was a fan-generated contest to tab a weekly winner. Each winner receives awards (bracelets and certificates).
LAST WEEK OVER 27,000 VOTES WERE CAST!!!
Here’s a look at who won last week and prior:
Week 9 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* Carly Wagers, Williamsburg (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.
* Courtney Vierstra, Lakewood (Hebron) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
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.
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.
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 Athletes of the Week
Week 5 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* 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.
Week 6 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* 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.
Week 8 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week
* 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.