High school softball teammates set to play together at CSU

Danni Klein and Logan Losh, teammates at Strasburg High School in Strasburg, Colo., will continue playing alongside each other at CSU.

Danni Klein and Logan Losh, teammates at Strasburg High School in Strasburg, Colo., will continue playing alongside each other at CSU.

July 1, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Coming off the most successful softball season in more than a decade, Colorado State Head Coach Jen Fisher on Tuesday announced the addition of two players for the 2015 season.

Danni Klein and Logan Losh, teammates at Strasburg High School in Strasburg, Colo., will continue playing alongside each other at CSU.

“We’re really excited to add Danni and Logan to the CSU family,” Fisher said. “The two had really successful high school careers, and they have that winning mentality that you look for in a recruit.”

Together, the duo helped Strasburg High School to back-to-back conference and state titles (2012 and 2013), and played club softball for Warrior Select, coached by former Ram Chris Hutton (Oglesby) and mother of current players Haley and Taylor Hutton.

Klein earned seven varsity letters, including four in softball, two in cheerleading and one in track. The 2013 CHSAA 3A Player of the Year was also a four-time All-Patriot League selection, and was twice named to the Colorado all-state team.

She finished her career as Strasburg’s all-time leader for games played, games won, batting average and fielding percentage. She will be used as a utility player at CSU.

“Danni is a hard-working, hard-nosed player,” Fisher said. “She’s versatile, has good speed on the bases and can be used anywhere. She even pitched a little bit in high school.”

In cheer, she was named a UCA All-American as a junior, and in track, was a state qualifier her senior year. She graduated in May as her class salutatorian. Klein was a member of the highest honor roll all four years and the National Honor Society. As a senior, she was her school’s student council representative and earned the 2014 CHSAA Active Scholar Award.

Klein has two older sisters, Faith and Leah, who both attend CSU. She was born in Denver, Colo.

Losh, originally from Greeley, Colo., earned two varsity letters in softball and a pair in volleyball. She also played basketball.

Like Klein, Losh was a two-time all-state selection, earning honors as a junior and senior. Those seasons, she also was named to the All-Patriot League team.

In 2013, she set a school record for most strikeouts in a game. Losh and Klein were co-captains for the Indians that season.

“Logan adds some depth to an already-strong pitching rotation,” Fisher said. “We think she’ll be competitive right away. She swings a powerful bat, too, so we expect she might work in at a corner position or as a DH at times, as well.”

Away from the field, Losh was named to her school’s academic honor roll and lettered academically all four years.

Her mother, Renee, played collegiate basketball at Northeastern Junior College, while her uncle, Brian Lawrenson, competed in football for the Colorado School of Mines.

The Rams now have seven newcomers on the 2015 roster, including five from the Centennial State. Klein and Losh join Savannah Clark, Sierra Galbreath, Trinity Harrington, Madison Kilcrease and Hannah McCorkhill, who each signed a National Letter of Intent this past fall.

“We know we have some big shoes to fill, but there’s a lot of excitement with this class,” Fisher said. “We’re thrilled about the in-state talent that we’ve been able to get.”

CSU is coming off a 32-17 campaign, the most wins since 2004 and the fifth-best winning percentage in program history. The Rams were still fighting for a conference title going into the final day of the season. Despite losing six seniors, CSU returns two all-conference selections, including Haley Hutton, an NFCA All-Region second baseman.


 

 

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