Elk River Legion baseball

Elk River’s Legion baseball season ended with losses to Rogers and St. Michael-Albertville in the sub-state tournament at Osseo. The Elks, who opened playoffs with a 5-4 win over Maple Grove on Thursday, finished 12-13. STMA 12, Elk River 6 STMA thumped the Elks 12-6 on Friday with a 15-hit attack including a homer and [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Brady Givens has played baseball since he was five years old, but this summer, his lifelong passion is sometimes more of a chore. That’s because the 2013 Elk River graduate is a working man now. He crawls out of bed at 5 a.m. to spend 8 to 10 hour days [...]

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Jordan Hollom and Sam Wirtz homered, and Brandon Meyer delivered a two-run single, as Elk River Legion rallied to beat Maple Grove 5-4 in their playoff opener Thursday at Osseo. Terry Hadden pitched eight innings and Brady Givens finished for the Elks. Legion baseball switches from seven to nine innings in playoffs. The No. 6 [...]

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  A two-run double by  Jordan Hollom helped Elk River Legion open a five-run lead and the Elks held on to defeat the Sartell Sabres 9-7 at home Tuesday evening. The Elks, up 6-4, loaded the bases in the fifth, got one run on a wild pitch, and two more when Hollon ripped a double [...]

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Elk River Legion won twice, then lost twice in the Grand Rapids tournament Friday through Sunday. “Great tournament for us,” said coach Skip Swanson. “We were in every game. We were 0-0 going into the sixth against Edina, when we just ran out of gas with our pitching. Terry Hadden had a great offensive and [...]

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  Elk River Legion baseball’s season ended with a pair of losses, to Sauk Rapids 7-1 and St.  Cloud 76ers 6-5, in District 6 on Wednesday in St. Cloud. The Elks, who finished 16-9, lost their sub-section final to Big Lake 10-6 last Friday in St. Cloud (not previously reported). Sam Wirtz took the loss [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The last time Elk River Legion faced Waite Park, a slugger named Reese Gregory drilled three home runs off them. The Elks lost that game 10-8, but they won the all-important rematch 4-3 on Thursday evening in sub-district play at St. Cloud, clinching a berth in the District 6 tournament. [...]

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Tucker Morrell pitched seven strong innings as Elk River Legion opened sub-district playoffs with a 6-1 victory over Zimmerman on Tuesday evening in St. Cloud. The Elks (15-6), seeded No. 2, will face the winner of Waite Park vs. Sauk Rapids on Thursday, 8 p.m., at Faber Field in St. Cloud. Morrell gave up just [...]

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Joey Hudson and Tucker Morrell tossed a shutout as Elk River Legion closed the regular season with a 6-0 victory over Becker on Wednesday evening, clinching a first-round bye in the playoffs. The Elks were 7-2 in league play and take a 14-6 overall mark into sub-districts. Their first game will be Tuesday in St. [...]

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