Elk River baseball

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Nick Johnson’s grand slam was the big blow as the Elk River Elks kept rolling with a 16-4 rout of the Armstrong Falcons on Tuesday in Robbinsdale. “Nick got all of that one,” said coach Ryan Holmgren about the smash to straightaway left field with bases loaded that capped an [...]

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Elk River and Spring Lake Park took turns banging the ball around the park until the Elks emerged with a 16-15 win Saturday morning. Fortunately for the Elks, their closer Brady Givens stayed unscored-upon for the season amid all that. Givens protected the lead in the  last of the seventh with three strikeouts after an [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Terry Hadden pitched the distance and Brandon Meyer delivered two big hits as Elk River stymied Maple Grove 3-1 at home Monday. On a windy, 60-degree afternoon, Hadden limited the Crimson to four singles and one walk, striking out seven. The senior right-hander outdueled freshman Brett Schulze, who allowed [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River baseball absorbed its first loss after eight wins, falling to Centennial 6-5 on a bases-loaded single in the last of the seventh on Thursday in Circle Pines. “We got ‘walked-off’ today, after we did the same to Osseo yesterday,” said Ryan Holmgren, Elk coach,  referring to the term [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Not even a 9-2 deficit could faze unbeaten Elk River on Wednesday as the Elks stormed back to defeat the Osseo Oroles 10-9 in nine innings. Terry Hadden’s gapper to right center knocked in Brandon Meyer, who had singled with two outs and stole second, for the walk-off game-winner [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River pitching gave up 18 walks in two games Monday, but the still-unbeaten Elks were able to sweep a doubleheader at Robbinsdale Armstrong by getting the key outs and the clutch hits when needed. Nick Johnson slammed a homer in the eighth inning to win the opener 3-2, and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Three RBI hits in the seventh inning wrapped up Elk River’s 6-2 victory over Shakopee on Thursday evening as the Elks stayed unbeaten and got to play in a nice baseball atmosphere. “Shakopee has a good old city ballpark with a big grandstand and big press box, and it has [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brandon Meyer hurled six shutout innings as Elk River stayed unbeaten with a 3-0 win over Blaine and its top hurler Davis Bryan on Tuesday in Blaine. Meyer, junior right-hander, gave up only two hits and struck out six. He walked five. “Brandon made some good pitches in tough spots, [...]

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