Elk River banged out 12 hits while Anna Pipenhagen twirled a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts in a 6-1 win over Centennial at home Tuesday.
Kathi Opsahl was 3-for-4 (double, RBI), Jayme Langbehn 2-for-3 (two runs, double, RBI), Ali Krohn 2-for-3 (triple, RBI), and Marie Deaton 2-for-4 (RBI) for the Elks. Jess Neuman (double), Alyssa Germscheid, and Pipenhagen (two RBI) had one hit apiece.
Pipenhagen, junior right-hander, walked three while fanning 12 in her complete-game effort. Taking the loss was Caty Schloer, as the Elks put together three-run bursts in the fourth and sixth innings.
The Elks (1-1 conference, 2-1 overall) will host Blaine on Wednesday.