Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Cody Leitner, senior, Red Wing baseball and Katie Larson, senior, Apple Valley girls’ lacrosse.
Name: Cody Leitner
School: Red Wing
Information: Command, control; just a couple words that describe Cody. The senior is one of the most dominant pitchers in the state and kept that trend up last week. He shut out tenth-ranked New Prague 10-0, giving up nine hits while striking out four. Four days later Leitner pitched a no-hitter with four strikeouts in a 5-0 win over South St. Paul.
Name: Katie Larson
Sport: Girls’ lacrosse
School: Apple Valley
Information: Katie is a quick study. She picked up lacrosse her freshman year and now is the Eagles leading scorer, for two years running. Last week Larson scored 20 goals in three wins, bringing her season total to 57, second in the state.