Elk River Pioneers

  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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An eight-run first inning launched the Elk River Pioneers on a 15-3 win over the Quamba Cubs on Tuesday evening in Quamba. Alex Hoff pitched the distance (eight innings), spacing out seven hits and five walks, striking out eight, to get the win. Blake Ehley went 3-for-4 with two walks, a double and three runs, […]

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  The Coon Rapids Redbirds pummeled the Elk River Pioneers 15-1 at Hales Field on Sunday. The Pioneers had just nine players and had to delay the game until 3 p.m. rather than 2 p.m. in order to wait until their ninth guy got off work. “We’ve got guys working, guys on vacation,” said manager […]

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Elk River Pioneers dueled East Bethel in two straight games and came away with a split, brining their record to 4-8. The Pioneers are hosting Coon Rapids on Sunday at 3 p.m. and will play at Quamba on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. East Bethel 6, Pioneers 4 The Pioneers and Aaron Pipenhagen took a 2-1 […]

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  The Elk River Pioneers picked up a 3-2 win over Anoka while losing twice in the Isanti tournament this past weekend. The Pioneers lost to Isanti, defending state Class C champion, by 8-4 on Friday evening.  Jim Brown pitched the distance for the Pioneers. Some of the runs were unearned as the Pioneers had […]

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