Softball: Cardinals trip Elks 4-1

Kathi Opsdahl drilled a single inside third base to drive home the Elks' lone run in the fourth inning. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


Kate Fredrickson and the Coon Rapids Cardinals stymied Elk River 4-1 on Wednesday on the Elks’ field.

Fredrickson tossed a six-hitter with two walks and five strikeouts for the Cardinals (4-3 in conference). Rachael Sarette, Michelle Harris, and Jane Hannula each had two hits and an RBI.

Anna Pipenhagen went the distance for the Elks (2-6 in conference, 4-8 overall), allowing nine hits. She struck out four, and had no walks while the Elks made just one error.

Kathi Opsahl was 2-for-3 and knocked in the Elks’ lone run with a sharp single in the fourth innings.  Bethani Athey was 2-for-2, and Michaela Bruns and Ali Krohn each 1-for-3.

The Elks will play at Armstrong on Thursday.