Elk River baseball
A bases-loaded home run by Maple Grove in the first inning helped the No. 2 ranked Crimson defeat the Elk River Elks 6-4 on Saturday at Hales Field. The Crimson loaded the bases in the first on errors by shortstop Corey Collins and pitcher Brandon Meyer, then a single. Meyer gave up the grand slam [...Read More
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When Elk River beat Blaine 10-0 a few weeks ago, Blaine’s ace hurler Tanner Schumacher was sidelined by a knee injury from playing volleyball. But the 6-foot-5 righthander is back on the mound now, and he shut down the Elks 2-1 on a three-hitter with sevenĀ  strikeouts on Wednesday. “Sch...Read More
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Elk River was one out from beating Centennial before the Cougars pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh and tripped the Elks 4-2 on Monday. Centennial righthander Steven Piette, who was hit hard in a 9-2 Elk win earlier this season, pitched the distance for the victory this time, a six-h...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It was a “crazy day at the ballpark” as Elk River gave up a grand slam, got four strikeouts in one inning by a pitcher who still gave up two runs, and almost blew a 9-0 lead. But the Elks held on to defeat Park Center 11-9 on Wednesday in [...]...Read More
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Brandon Meyer pitched six strong innings and Sam Wirtz crashed a two-run homer as Elk River tripped Armstrong 3-1 on Friday in Robbinsdale. Meyer, a sophomore righthander, spaced out six hits, walked none (he did hit a batter) and struck out four. “Brandon hadn’t pitched three weeks and ...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A two-run homer by Alex Wjeichowkski was the big blow in what was otherwise a pitchers duel as Coon Rapids edged the Elk River Elks 3-2 Tuesday at Hales Field. Elk senior Tucker Morrell gave up just six hits and one walk, striking out three, but couldn’t d...Read More
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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Terry Hadden fired his second shutout and had big run support as the Elk River Elks ended a four-game skid by drubbing the Blaine Bengals 10-0 in five innings Monday. The Elks started the season 5-1, then dropped back to .500 with four setbacks in eight days, be...Read More
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  A first-inning single was Elk River’s lone hit as the Elks lost to No. 3 ranked Maple Grove 5-0 on Thursday — their fourth straight loss, and second straight by shutout. Crimson lefthander Tyler Field gave up just the single by Sam Krick although he had some control problems with ...Read More
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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The slumping Elk River Elks ran into a top-notch pitcher Wednesday, andĀ  their coach suspects they made him look even better than he actually was. “I was not impressed with our at-bats today,” said Ryan Homgren after watching Andover’s hard-throwing ...Read More
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