Elk River baseball

Following are season previews for Elk River spring sports. ELK TENNIS Coach — Randy Ronning Last year — 10-0, 31-0, conference, section and state champion Opener — at Shakopee today Returning starters — Josh Chuba (sr 3S), Nathan Chanthamontry (jr 3D), Josh Gearou (so 1S, 2S), Sam Gearou (so 1S, 2S) Other lettermen — Logann […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Last fall, Corey Collins was a key figure in the rousing revival of Elk River football, an experience he ranks as his top sports thrill. But his favorite game, the one he’ll continue, is baseball. Collins, a three-year varsity starter in both baseball and football, alternates between shortstop and center […]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor It’s a good thing for Elk River baseball that Sam Krick’s, father, Steve, is a good ol’ Born in the USA kind of guy when it comes to baseball vs. soccer. “I played both soccer and baseball in first grade and I really loved soccer,” said Sam, “but, my dad […]

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The Elk River baseball season ended with a frustrating 7-0 loss to the Andover Huskies on Thursday in the second round of Section 7AAA. The Elks outhit the Huskies 6-5 and had baserunners in every inning, but could not get timely hits, and gave up five walks, hit three batters and made five errors. Brent […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Same team, same pitcher, same score, a year later. Brandon Meyer threw a five-hitter as Elk River stymied Duluth Denfeld 5-1 in the first round of Section 7AAA at home Monday. “I pitched against them last year, too, and it was  actually the same score,” noted the sophomore righthander […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Sam Krick, Elk River senior outfielder, will play in the Lions All-Star Series, announced Elk coach Ryan Holmgren. Krick, who’s batting .453 with two homers, 12 RBI and 16 runs, was picked by a coaches association committee for the three-game series June 22-23 at Chaska. He’ll play for Metro […]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Tucker Morrell sparked Elk River at the plate, the field and the mound as the Elks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over Osseo on Monday. Morrell got the win with an efficient 2 1/3-inning relief stint. He went 1-for-2 plus a walk and scored a […]

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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 […]

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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 seven  strikeouts on Wednesday. “Schumacher is Blaine’s big horse. He […]

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