The Hopkins Royals banged out 14 hits and defeated Elk River 8-3 on Friday in Hopkins.
Erin O’Neil was 3-for-3 with two RBI for Hopkins (5-5) and Morgan Nybal pitched a four-hitter with five strikeouts.
Jayme Lengebehn was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBI for the Elks (3-7). Anna Pipenhagen pitched the distance. The Elks had a good day in the field with just one error.
The Elks will play at Blaine on Monday.