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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.


"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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