Baseball: Elk Legion is 2-2 at Grand Rapids tournament

Elk River Legion won twice, then lost twice in the Grand Rapids tournament Friday through Sunday.

“Great tournament for us,” said coach Skip Swanson. “We were in every game. We were 0-0 going into the sixth against Edina, when we just ran out of gas with our pitching. Terry Hadden had a great offensive and pitching game against Farmington.”

The Elks (6-2) will host Little Falls on Monday and Cold Spring on Tuesday, both 6:15 p.m.

Elks 4, Hill-Murray 0

Erik Nyquist hurled six innings (two hits, one walk, five strikeouts) and Brady Givens closed it out. Brandon Meyer rapped two singles and a solo home run. Givens delivered an RBI double.

Elks 6, Farmington 5

It was 1-1 after six. The Elks got five in the top of the seventh — including a two-run double by Andrew McMillen and RBI singls by Gonrowski and Sam Wirz — and gave up four in the bottom half.

Terry Hadden pitched the distance (five hits, three walks, seven strikeouts, three earned runs). He also went 2-for-3 with a double, and scored on the front end of a double steal in the first. Gonrowski had two RBI, and Wirz was 1-for-1 plus two walks.

Farmington 8, Elks 4

The same two teams squared off again, this time the Tigers prevailing. Pitching for the Elks were Joey Hudson, Meyer and Givens (who struck out four in 1 1/3 innings while giving up one run). Nyquist was 2-for-3.

Edina 11, Elks 0

Alex Babcock threw two scoreless innings and Gonrowski hurled three more before Edina notched two runs in the sixth and nine in the seventh. Gonrowski gave up eight runs (seven earned) in 4 2/3 innings and Wirz gave up four in 1/3 innings as Edina finished with 11 hits.

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