‘ The Spectrum Sting softball team beat St. Croix Prep 22-9 at home Tuesday. Meghan Schroeder pitched all five innings, striking out six, while driving home four runs and scoring four runs. The Sting (2-1) drew numerous walks in the easy win. Leah Dean was 3-for-3 with two RBI. Anna Brown was 1-for-2 with three [...]
Katelyn Kemmetmueller struck out 15 batters in leading unbeaten Rogers over Big Lake 4-0 on Tuesday. The sophomore righthander allowed only two hits and walked none. She also went 2-for-3 with a triple and drove home a run. Emily Hanford was 2-for-3 and drove home two runs for Rogers. Big Lake hurler Kalli Poffen took [...]
Anna Pipenhagen threw a no-hitter against Coon Rapids as the Elks won 11-0 on Monday in Coon Rapids. Jayme Langbehn belted a two-run homer for the Elks. No other details are available at this posting. This was Pipenhagen’s 36th career win and second no-hitter. She had a five-inning no-hitter against Sauk Rapids-Rice last year. The [...]
The Zimmerman Thunder, back in action after 11 days without a game, defeated the Mora Mustangs 6-1 at home on Tuesday. Ashley Poole pitched a three-hitter with one walk and five strikeouts, and delivered a two-run single. Another key hit was a two-run double by Carlie Lage, who was 2-for-3. Savannah Olson was 2-for-4. It [...]
Elk River cruised to three victories at the Richfield Invitational on Saturday. Highlights included Olivia Wolters winning her first start with a five-inning no-hitter, Courtney Jensen knocking in seven runs, and Anna Pipenhagen pitching two wins and hitting the team’s lone homer. The Elks (5-0) will play at Coon Rapids on Monday. Elk River 11, [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor Anna Pipenhagen started playing softball in fourth grade when her dad, Jon, taught her the basics of pitching, using oversized bat and ball toys, on her grandparents’ lawn. In grade school she was a little twerp, but very determined to make her mark as a pitcher. After an empowering growth [...]
The Spectrum Sting beat PACT 7-3 on Tuesday in the first-ever softball game on their new field at Spectrum Sports Complex. Meghan Schroeder struck out nine batters in pitching the win, and Elizabeth Hackbarth notched two runs and five stolen bases. The Sting (1-1) will host North Lakes Academy on Saturday, 11 a.m.
Marie Deaton, Courtney Jensen and Jessica Neuman each stroked three hits as Elk River defeated Champlin Park 12-2 in five innings at home Monday. In frigid conditions, 35 degrees and a brisk wind, the Elks (2-0) outhit the Rebels 14-3 and managed to shorten the game by two innings. Deaton and Jensen were each [...]