Elks’ Pipenhagen is Ms. Softball finalist

Anna Pipenhagen of Elk River is one of seven finalists for the Ms. Softball award presented by Minnesota Minute Men.

The senior pitcher and designated hitter posted a 12-4 record and 1.63 ERA this year with 145 strikeouts in 103 innings. She batted .448 with three homers, six doubles, a triple and 22 runs-batted-in. She had a 7-0 record before breaking her little finger. Her three homers included two extra-inning game-winners in the section tournament.

Anna Pipenhagen

Anna Pipenhagen

As a junior, Pipenhagen had a 19-3 record, including three wins at state as the Elks won the state championship. In her career, the 5-foot-8 right-hander was 43-18 with 468 strikeouts.

She has signed with St. Cloud State.

Mr. Baseball and Ms. Softball will be announced in a banquet June 15 at Jax Cafe in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Minnute Men host the event in cooperation with the Minnesota Twins.

Mr. Baseball finalists — Mike Baumann of Mahtomedi, Alex Boxwell of Coon Rapids, Toby Hanson of Delano, Sam Hentges of Mounds View,  Dalton Lehnen of  Lakeville North, Brad Mathiowetz of Rochester Mayo, and Sheldon Miks of Shakopee

Ms. Softball finalists — Kara Lattery of  Prior Lake, Bailey O’Hotto of Brainerd, Anna Pipenhagen of Elk River, Erika Rozell of  Lakeville North,  Rebekah Smith of Orono, Kylie Stober of Lakeville South, Michaela Zins of Lakeville North

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