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Austin Nelson, a junior at Hastings High School, is the catcher for the Raiders baseball team.

Nelson leads by example

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Being a catcher means being a motivator. At least that's how Hastings High School junior Austin Nelson sees it.

Nelson is the catcher for the Raiders baseball team. His is a position of leadership, he said.

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"The catcher is the core of the team, and you really got to take charge out there when you're catching," he said.

Head coach Paul Hartmann also called Nelson a player who leads by example.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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