Elk River lost to Champlin Park 7-3 at home Thursday, dropping to 4-5 for the season.
Tyler Boland got the win in relief for Champlin Park, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings, striking out five. Cory Dixon was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Scott Stuckmeyer and Spencer Robinson each had two hits and two runs.
For the Elks, Corey Collins was 2-for-4 with two runs, Sam Krick 2-for-4 with an RBI, Tim Sanford 2-for-4 with an RBI, Terry Hadden 1-for-2 and Tucker Morrell 1-for-3.
Brandon Meyer took the loss, giving up seven runs and nine hits in six innings. Gabe Vicioso had a scoreless inning. The Elks had no errors in the field.
The Elks, mostly varsity rookies, have lost three of their last four.
“We are a better baseball team that we believe we are right now,” said coach Barry Hohlen. “When we get our confidence up, we’ll be a better team.”
The Elks will play at Anoka on Friday.