Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Laura Kosberg, junior, Kasson-Mantorville softball and Valerie Hohol, senior, New Life Academy softball.
Name: Laura Kosberg
Information: After sitting out the first two games of the state tournament, Laura came back in the finals with a vengeance. She went 2-for-4 from the plate with both hits leading to the only two runs her team scored in the state championship win. She hit a solo home run in the 5th inning and got the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the 10th inning with a bases loaded walk-off single to center.
Name: Valerie Hohol
School: New Life Academy
Information: It was another great state tournament for the UMD-bound senior. In the first two rounds she pitched two complete games giving up a total of ten hits and four runs while striking out 13. In the state finals, Valerie pitched another complete game, giving up only three runs on five hits and striking out ten as the Eagles avenged two straight second place finishes in 2013-14.