Baseball: Elks’ Krick to play in Lions all-star games

Sam Krick is hitting .453 with two homers for the Elks. (Photo by Bruce Strand)


by Bruce Strand, Sports editor

Sam Krick, Elk River senior outfielder, will play in the Lions All-Star Series, announced Elk coach Ryan Holmgren.

Krick, who’s batting .453 with two homers, 12 RBI and 16 runs, was picked by a coaches association committee for the three-game series June 22-23 at Chaska.

He’ll play for Metro East, and Holmgren will be one of the coaches of that team.

“Sam is a strong guy and he gets hits against everyone, even the top pitchers we face,” said Holmgren.

With 11 walks and six times hit-by-pitch, Krick has an on-base-percentage of .586.

Krick, who hit .364 with 15 RBI as a junior,  is the fourth Elk to play in the Lions All-Star Series, following Johnny Lynch (2000), Tony Klaers (2001) and Joe Maciej (2003).