Skyhawks’ softball dips into the desert for recruits

The Fort Lewis College softball team added a couple of desert dwellers during the NCAA’s early signing period.

Adriana Rosthenhausler of Tucson, Ariz., and Olivia Goldberg of Placentia, Calif., plan to join the Skyhawks for their 2014 season.

The 5-1 Rosthenhausler, who will graduate from Sunnyside High School this spring, will be a four-year prep starter at second base and center field.

“Adriana will bring more versatility to the lineup. She can get on with a bunt, slap or hit and use her speed on the bases,” FLC head coach Kira Zeiter said in a news release to The Durango Herald.

The 5-5 Goldberg will bring an arm.

Graduating from El Dorado High School this spring, she will be a four-year starting prep pitcher and had a 1.12 earned run average last season.

“Olivia is a player who puts in the work to be the best pitcher she can be,” Zeiter said. “She will add another look from the mound with her style of mixing spots and speeds.”

Goldberg also puts in the work in the classroom, and she was an El Dorado Distinguished Scholar from 2010 to 2012, a four-year honor roll student and received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence in 2009.

The Skyhawks opened their 2013 season 2-3 at the Desert Stinger in Las Vegas last weekend. The Skyhawks set a new school record for victories by finishing with a 30-26 record last season. They won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Tournament and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament, their second in school history.

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