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The Elk River Pioneers cruised 17-3 over an erratic Albertville Villains team on Sunday evening in Albertville. The Pioneers had 13 hits while Albertville made seven errors and gave up 10 walks and four hit-by-pitch. Jordan Hollom and Andrew McMillan each went 3-for-5, with Hollom driving home three runs. Porter Morrell had two hits and [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating the Big Lake Whitecaps  10-7 on Wednesday in Big Lake. The Pioneers (5-7) drew 14 walks in the seven-inning game, and nine of their 10 runs got aboard via walks. Big Lake, meanwhile, drew eight walks, for a total of 22 in the game. The [...]

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The Elk River Legion baseball team takes a 9-12 record into district playoffs after splitting two games this week to close the regular season. The Elks beat Champlin Park 5-2 on Tuesday in Champlin with Ben Johnson pitching a five-hitter with  seven strikeouts. Both runs were unearned. Riley Givens was 2-for-3 and Erik Nyquist was [...]

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  The Rogers Red Devils enjoyed a good Saturday afternoon at the expense of the Elk River Pioneers, beating the home team twice in seven-inning games. The Pioneers, who were missing four starters, dropped to 4-6 with four straight losses. They will play at Big Lake on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Rogers 5, Pioneers 4 [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers kept getting runners on base, and leaving them there. The Pioneers (4-5) stranded 15 runners in a 3-0 loss to St. Michael on Wednesday. They had just five hits but drew eight walks and two hit-by-pitches from four Saints pitchers. Josh Juntunen (six innings, three runs) took the loss. Porter Morrell [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Joe Gonrowski’s two-run double was the game-winner and Austin Heuer’s hustle down the first-base line was equally important in a sixth-inning rally as Elk River Legion beat Totino-Grace 4-1 at home Tuesday evening. The Elks were stymied by Totino-Grace’s lanky right-hander Reggie Meyer, a Minnesota Gophers recruit, through five innings [...]

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Monticello edged the Elk River Pioneers 7-6 on Wednesday evening, led by Clay Lanners with two hits and three runs-batted-in. Monticello took a 6-3 lead against Pioneer starter Zach Petchell and held on. Jakob Kounkel got the win and Mitch Roberts got the save as they gave up 11 hits and six walks but left 11 [...]

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Austin Heuer of the Elk River Legion fired a no-hitter against Osseo at home on Tuesday — and the outcome was still in doubt until a teammate homered in the last of the seventh. Alex Babcock led off the seventh with the homer that won it 1-0. Heuer walked four and struck out six in [...]

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