Elk River Pioneers

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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  Big Lake and right-hander Ross Stein handed the Elk River Pioneers their first loss 4-1 on Monday in Big Lake. Stein limited the Pioneers to three hits while striking out five. He walked three and hit three. The Elks had two of the hits in the third inning to tie the game 1-1 as [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers are 2-0 in the young season after handing St. Michael an 8-2 loss on Thursday evening in St. Michael with sharp pitching, 12 hits, and reliable defense. Ben Hendrickson worked four innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits. Jim Brown threw the last five, giving up five hits and [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers won their opener 2-1 over Mora in 10 innings on Saturday in opener. Ben Hendrickson pitched three innings, Josh Juntenen five innings, and Jim Brown two innings for the Pioneers. Henrickson and Juntenen each struck out five. Juntenen gave up the run. Brown wound up getting the win. The Pioneers scored [...]

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Mike Lorden was the top hitter on the Elk River Pioneers with a .406 average, while six other teammates batted ..300 or better. Aaron Pipenhagen led the pitching staff with a 5-1 record, 4.18 ERA and 56 innings pitched. Other offensive leaders were LordenĀ  with 15 runs, Cory Kaminski with 14 RBI, and Harley Thompson [...]

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The Elk River town-team baseball season ended with 16-10 loss to the St. Michael Saints on Sunday as the Pioneers’ exhausted pitching staff was riddled for 21 hits. The Pioneers fell behind 8-0 after five innings but, spurred by Harley Thompson’s three-run homer in the sixth, they pulled as close as 12-10 before the Saints [...]

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