Sam Krick banged out four of Elk River’s 13 hits and Tucker Morrell pitched the distance as the Pioneers defeated Isanti 8-1 on Saturday evening in Isanti.
Krick was 4-for-5 with a double, triple, and two runs. Krick is 7-for-9 in the last two games with a homer, two doubles and a triple, and is currently hitting .465.
Morrell spaced out eight hits and one walk, while striking out 10. His brother Porter was the catcher and knocked in two runs with a single and ground out.
The Pioneers (7-8) will play at St. Michael on Wednesday night at 7:30.
Elk River ……. 400 100 300 — 8 13 1
Isanti ………….000 100 000 — 1 8 3
Elk River — Sam Krick 4-for-5, 2b, 3b, 2 runs; Erik Nyquist 2-for-5; Brandon Meyer 2-for-4, rbi; Porter Morrell 1-for-5, 2 rbi, 2 runs; Cory Kaminski 2-for-3 … Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Tucker Morrell (W) 9-8-1-1-1-10
Isanti — Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Brett Becklin (L) 2/3-3-4-2-3-0, Bud Heifort 6-5-4-3-3-4, Wade Reichman 2/3-5-0-0-0-3