Elk River Pioneers baseball

The Elk River Pioneers took a 16-5 drubbing from St. Michael on Friday night in a game where the winner would clinch advancement to next week’s super-regional. The Pioneers (16-10), by virtue of starting the Section 2 playoffs with two wins, have another chance to advance on Sunday when they play whichever team survives Saturday’s [...]

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  The Elk River Pioneers lost their regular-season finale to Minneapolis Angels 11-5 on Tuesday evening and will open post-season playoffs on Friday evening. The Angels outhit the Pioneers 14-7 in the non-league game at Loretto. Alex Boers worked five innings, giving up one run, to nab the win. Mike Carroll was 2-for-4 with two [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Josh Juntunen, nursing a sore left elbow, threw six strong innings and led the Elk River Pioneers past the Princeton Panthers 4-1 at home Wednesday evening. The Pioneers (14-7) got a solo homer from Sam Krick and a perfect squeeze bunt from Tucker Morrell for offensive highlights in their [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers lost to Shane Khan and Howard Lake 8-2 in Friday evening, falling to 7-11 for the season. Khan pitched a five-hitter with nine strikeouts. Howard Lake’s top hitter was Eric Schriefels, 4-for-5 with an RBI. Matt Donovan hit a solo homer. Alex Hoff pitched 5 2/3 innings and took the loss [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers had a humbling week, losing to Blaine 12-2 last Saturday and St. Michael 18-2 on Wednesday, slipping to 3-7 overall. Aaron Pipenhagen took the loss against Blaine despite a good outing, as he allowed one run in three innings before his arm tightened up. Alex Hoff and Lance Johnson finished. Hoff [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers will open their town-team baseball season against St. Michael at home on Sunday at 2 p.m. Manager Ken Ott reports that several young players, many from Zimmerman, have been added to play alongside a core of veterans. The roster in alphabetical order includes Jake Berwyn, Jim Brown, Kam Crandall, Dan Ebner, [...]

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