Elk River Pioneers

A strong pitching effort by Tucker Morrell went for naught as the Elk River Pioneers fell to Champlin Park 2-1 there Wednesday evening. Champlin Park’s 6-foot-4, 245-pound right-hander Adam Evans struck out 10 Pioneers in seven innings and reliever Ryan Bruns fanned four more in the final two frames to protect a 2-1 lead that [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Hoping for a payback win, with their best pitcher on the mound, the Elk River Pioneers instead got rebuffed once again by the Big Lake Whitecaps 7-4 at home Saturday. The Pioneers had been 4-0 in Ben Hendrickson’s first four starts but Big Lake nicked him for seven hits [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Tucker Morrell, who labored through a 3-21 season with Anoka-Ramsey this spring and is glad to be winning again, led the Elk River Pioneers in a 4-1 conquest of the Albertville Villains at home Wednesday evening. The righthander held the Villains three hits and no walks, striking out three, [...]

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  Alan Frank and the St. Michael Saints handed the Elk River Pioneers 7-1 on Sunday evening at Hales Field. Frank, a left-hander, went the distance, throwing a six-hitter with four strikeouts, as the Saints avenged an earlier loss to the Pioneers. Terry Hadden, 2013 ERHS graduate making his first pitching appearance for the town [...]

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Jake Maron’s two-run homer highlighted a 13-hit attack by the Isanti Redbirds as they scuttled the Elk River Pioneers 8-4 on Monday evening in Isanti. The Pioneers (5-2) had just 10 players and finished with nine when pitcher/first baseman Aaron Pipenhagen pulled a hamstring. First-base coach Dale Kaminski had to finish the game for the [...]

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Ben Hendrickson made his fourth strong start and picked up his first win Saturday as the Elk River Pioneers defeated Champlin Park 4-2 at Hales Field. Hendrickson gave up a two-run single to Vern Bruns in the first inning but blanked the visitors from the second through seventh innings, striking out 11 and allowing just [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers cruised past the Rogers Red Devils 7-1 in seven innings at home Wednesday evening, improving to 4-1 for the season. Josh Juntunen got the win, striking out 10 in four innings, allowing one run on a RBI double by Tyler Berg. Tucker Morrell loses with three hitless innings. Harley Thompson was [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers capitalized on some wildness by Anoka pitchers to pull out a 6-4 win in their homer opener Saturday evening. A home run by Sam Krick and solid pitching by Ben Hendrickson and Jim Brown kept the Pioneers (3-1) in the game and they won with a four-run rally in the last [...]

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