Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Carlie Maasz, sophomore, Minnesota Valley Lutheran softball and Austin Malinowski, senior, Centennial baseball.
Name: Carlie Maasz
School: Minnesota Valley Lutheran
Information: Carlie is having an outstanding year on the mound for an inexperienced team, but MVL has remained competitive thanks to Carlie's 10 strikeouts per game. She has had 3 games of 15 strikeouts and has worked to limit the walks given up. Carlie coaxed #1 New Ulm Cathedral into many ground balls and sac bunt situations while striking out 7 and 4 in the two games and also added 6 hits from the plate. The future looks bright for this feisty lefty!
Name: Austin Malinowski
Information: Last week, this senior southpaw continued his already dominant spring. He pitched 10 1/3 innings in victories over Champlin Park and Andover, giving up just three hits while striking out 21. On the season, Malinowski is 5-0 with a 0.42 ERA and 65 strikeouts.