Loveland's Laurin Krings named top softball player by Gatorade

(Gabriel Christus/Denver Broncos)

Loveland senior Laurin Krings was honored by Gatorade on Thursday when the company named her Colorado's top softball player.

It is the second consecutive season Krings has won the award. She becomes just the fourth player to win it twice, after Rainey Gaffin (2011-12) and Shelby Babcock (2009-10) of Legacy, and Mallory Duran of Windsor (2008-09).

This is Loveland's fourth time with a Gatorade winner. Three have come in softball.

Krings helped Loveland go 24-4 last fall and reach the Class 5A quarterfinals. She was 24-4 with a 0.59 ERA, and had 339 strikeouts against 21 walks in 167 innings. She was a first-team all-state pick in 5A.

Krings, who has signed with Missouri, has a 3.48 GPA.