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College Softball: Austin honored by conference

Ray Austin

Central Lakes College head softball coach Ray Austin was named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Northern Division coach of the Year.

Central Lakes clinched the division title with a 21-3 division record. It finished the season 30-13-1 overall.

In 40 games, CLC scored 344 runs and owned a team batting average of .318. CLC pitchers owned a combined earned-run average of 3.74, while opponents pitchers owned a 5.75 ERA against the Raiders.

The Raiders were a win away from the NJCAA National Tournament.

Raiders land three on all-state team

Lindsay Hendrickson, Lisa Kossan and Brianna Meyer were named to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference All-State team.

The all-state team is comprised of the nine top vote-receiving nominees from each division as selected by the conference coaches.

Hendrickson, a sophomore first baseman, produced 70 RBIs. She hit 11 home runs to go with two stolen bases and 39 runs scored.

Kossan, a sophomore second baseman, hit .570, which was second best in the MCAC. She collected four triples and 41 RBIs for the Raiders.

Meyer, a freshman catcher, led the division in base runners caught stealing. She nabbed nine. She also hit 514 with 38 RBIs and 42 runs scored.