Elk River Pioneers

  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Double-digit wins might be a modest goal for a lot of town baseball teams, but  Elk River Pioneers were elated to reach that milestone and stay alive in the playoffs Saturday. The Pioneers topped Albertville 6-2 behind Aaron Pipenhagen’s two-hitter, their second playoff win in four outings, raising their [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers lost a Section 8B playoff game to St. Michael 9-2 on Thursday evening in Coon Rapids. The Pioneers (9-14) face Albertville on Saturday at 4 p.m. in an elimination game. The winner faces Coon Rapids on Sunday at 2 p.m. Albertville lost to Coon Rapids 12-1. Alan Franke of St. Michael [...]

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The Elk River Pioneers gave top-seeded Coon Rapids a scare before losing to the Redbirds 7-6 in Section 8B pool play Sunday evening. The Pioneers (9-13), who nipped Rogers 10-9 on Saturday, were 1-1 in pool play, advancing to a four-team, double-elimination tournament after two of six teams were ousted. They face St. Michael on [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Aaron Pipenhagen pitched the distance on a hot Sunday afternoon and got  plenty of hitting support as the Elk River Pioneers outlasted the Albertville Villains 10-6 at Hales Field. “Aaron hung in there and pitched a great game,” said manager Ken Ott about the big righthander who gave up [...]

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Despite racking up 13 hits and making no errors, the Elk River Pioneers lost to a strong Coon Rapids team 8-2 there Monday evening. Coon Rapids (24-7) collected 10 hits and nine walks off three Pioneer pitchers, took a 6-0 lead after two innings and coasted to the win. Leading the Redbirds was Dan Skog, [...]

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Two big hits by Harley Thompson, and two solid pitching performances by Jim Brown, sparked the Elk River Pioneers to a sweep of the Hamel Hawks at home on Saturday. The Pioneers (7-9) prevailed 3-1 and 5-3 in two seven-inning games at Hales Field against a region opponent. The Pioneers will play at Coon Rapids [...]

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