Elk River’s town-team baseball season ended with two straight losses to Isanti in a best-of-3 series in the North Star League playoffs.
The Pioneers ended with a 7-13 ledger after falling to the Redbirds 16-2 on Friday in Isanti and 7-5 on Saturday at home.
Isanti 16, Pioneers 2
Wyatt Soderquist knocked in five runs with three hits for Isanti, and Tyler Shaft had two hits and three RBI. Adam West was winning pitcher.
Sam Krick belted a two-run homer for the Pioneers, but they managed only four hits while making five errors. Starter Josh Juntunen was tagged for nine earned runs in four innings.
Isanti — Hitting: Wyatt Soderquist 3-for-5, 5 rbi; Kyle Johnson 3-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Tyler Shaft 2-for-4, 3 rbi, 2 runs; BJ Samuelson 1-for-3, 2 rbi, 2 runs …. Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Adam West (W) 6-4-2-2-5-7, Jake Johnson 1-0-0-0-0-3
Elk River — Hitting: Sam Krick 3-for-3, 2-run HR … Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Josh Juntunen (L) 4-10-9-9-0-0, Zach Petchell 2-2-7-4-3-2
Isanti 7, Pioneers 5
Tucker Morrell pitched distance in the loss, and hurt his own cause with an overthrow to first that let two runs score. Joe Ramberg of Isanti worked seven innings to get the win, with Wade Rechmann finishing for the save.
Kyle Johnson had three hits and two RBI for Isanti. The big blow for Elk River was a two-run double by Brandon Meyer.
Isanti — Hitting: Kyle Johnson 3-for-5, 2 rbi; Brian Schultz 2-for-3, 2 runs … Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Joe Ramberg (W) 7-5-4-2-2-8, Wade Reichmann (S) 2-0-1-0-0-3
Elk River — Hitting: Brandon Meyer 1-for-5, 2b, 2 rbi … Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so): Tucker Morrell (L) 8-8-7-3-4-3