The Elk River softball team was seeded fifth in Section 8AAA and will open playoffs Wednesday against No. 12 St. Cloud Apollo, at Alexandria.
The Elks won their last four conference games and enter the playoffs with a 10-10 record. Apollo is 4-14. They’ll duel at 4 p.m. The winner will face No. 4 Alexandria (13-6) at 6 p.m.
Top four seeds among 12 teams are Brainerd (18-1), Bemidji (14-5), Big Lake (10-6) and Alexandria (13-6).