MaxPreps/JJHuddle Ohio softball athlete of the week winners

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).


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

* Becca Miller, Hilltop (West Unity) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior catcher had 22 RBI, 18 runs, four HRs and nine stolen bases through 10 games for the 7-3 Cadets.

* McKenzie Bump, Mt. Gilead (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Freshman shortstop hitting a state-best .788 through 10 games (26 hits in 33 at-bats). Has 14 runs and 15 stolen bases.

Week 2 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

* Becca Brown, Westfall (Williamsport) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Tossed a no-hitter, K’d 13 and went 3-for-3 (with two triples) in a 9-0 win over Southeastern.

* Kate Loughman, Teays Valley (Ashville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Had nine RBI (eight via two grand slams) and three hits in a 22-3 win over Fairfield Union.

* 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.

* Ari Ott, Sandy Valley (Magnolia) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and seven RBI in a 14-1 win over East Canton.

* Emily Walters, Waynesfield-Goshen (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior went 2-for-3 with two home runs, nine RBI and two runs in a 23-10 win voer Lehman Catholic.

Week 4 Ohio HS Softball Athletes of the Week

Maddie Pauley, Fairview (Fairview Park) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Struck out 18 in a 7-5 11-inning win over Brooklyn. Also was winning pitcher in 17-5 win over Brooklyn.

* Jessica Camp, Miami Trace (Washington Courthouse) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior catcher went 5-for-5 and had six RBI, two runs, a home run and a triple in a 24-2 win over Hillsboro.

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.

* Hannah Welling, Ravenna (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Junior pitcher K’d 14 in a 2-1 win over Field and K’d 17 in a 2-1 10-inning loss to Salem.

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.

* Macey Fix, Eastwood (Pemberville) (FINAL VOTING RESULTS)
Senior went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs in a 6-3 D-III district final win over Archbold.

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.

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.

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