The Elk River Pioneers lost to Shane Khan and Howard Lake 8-2 in Friday evening, falling to 7-11 for the season.
Khan pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts. Howard Lake’s top hitter was Eric Schriefels, 4-for-5 with an RBI. Matt Donovan hit a solo homer.
Alex Hoff pitched 5 2/3 innings and took the loss for the Pioneers. Kam Crandall finished. Aaron Pipenhagen was 2-for-4, and Lance Johnson had the lone RBI on a sac fly.
The Pioneers will host Albertville on Sunday, 4 p.m.