Austin Athmann went through his freshman orientation at the University of Minnesota on Monday. The 2013 Rocori graduate will room with fellow future Gopher baseball player Tyler Hanson of Burnsville.
“I played with him on a few teams at showcases and we decided it would be a good idea to room together,” Athmann said.
Athmann is still nursing an elbow injury and probably won’t catch this summer for the Cold Spring American Legion team. He caught for the Spartans in the state Class 3A championship game, an 8-0 loss to Mounds View at Target Field.
He’ll play other positions and be the designated hitter for the Legion team.
“Everything should be fine for fall ball,” Athmann said. “That’s the goal.”