Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Brennen Foster, senior, Warroad baseball and MaKenzie Merritt, senior, Hopkins softball.
Name: Brennen Foster
Information: The senior has been stellar all season at the plate. He's batting above .440 and has a slugging percentage over .600. He's helped the Warriors to an 18-5 record, including eight straight wins, and a spot in the section finals.
Name: MaKenzie Merritt
Information: The Royals rode the right-hander back to another state tournament. MaKenzie threw a five hit, ten strikeout gem over Edina in the section finals to propel Hopkins to a 5-1 win. She also hit a two RBI single in the victory.