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Defending state softball champion Elk River opened the 2014 season with a 6-0 conquest of Centennial on Thursday at Circle Pines. Anna Pipenhagen was the leader both on the mound with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts, and at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs-batted-in. Also contributing offensively were Ali Krohn (2-for-3, RBI), Michaela [...]

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Zach Ruprecht tossed a one-hit shutout in his varsity mound debut, leading the Zimmerman Thunder past Rockford 3-0 on Friday in Rockford. Ruprecht, a senior, walked three and struck out three, keeping a low pitch count to go the distance. “I was hoping to get a solid four innings (from Ruprecht) and platoon with other [...]

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The Zimmerman softball team, coming off a 16-6 season last spring, had a humbling opener Thursday, losing to the Becker Bulldogs 10-0 at Becker. Becky Harmon held the Thunder to two hits and struck out eight. Zimmerman starter Ashley Pool gave up four runs in two innings, and McKenna Butau gave up runs in three [...]

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Some leaky defense behind Rogers pitcher Adam Nauth led to a 5-1 opening loss to Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom. “Adam gave us one of the best individual pitching performances I have seen in a long time,” said Royal coach Brian Harapat.¬†“We made multiple errors in the outfield and the infield. It really should [...]

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The Rogers softball team cruised in their opener 9-0 over Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom, led by Katelyn Kemmetmueller with a three-hit shutout and two RBI. Kemmetmueller, sophomore right-hander, struck out 10 and walked three. She was 2-for-4 with a double. Madi Anderson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in [...]

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Erik Nyquist twirled an efficient two-hit shutout, and two teammates hit homers, as Elk River thumped Centennial 9-0 in their opener Thursday at Circle Pines. Nyquist, senior right-hander, gave up just two infield singles and no walks, striking out seven. The only other base runners were a hit-by-pitch and an error. “Erik changed speeds well, [...]

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Top-ranked Elk River mixed up the lineup and posted a 7-0 win over Park Center on Thursday in their first match on the home courts. Nathan Chanthamontry, fourth-year starter, played No. 1 singles for the first time, and won 6-1, 6-4. The other singles matches were won by players normally in doubles, Tyler Creelman, Joe [...]

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Despite giving up only two hits, the Zimmerman Thunder lost to the Becker Bulldogs 3-2 in eight innings in the season opener Thursday in Becker. The Thunder outhit the Bulldogs 7-2 and got seven¬† good innings from starter Zach Nolan, who allowed two hits and a walk, striking out six. “We had four errors, which [...]

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