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 [...]
The Rogers Royals are 3-0 after defeating Monticello 6-3 on Monday at Monticello. Freshman pitcher Melea Bruns took a 6-1 lead into the last of the seventh when the Magic got two runs on an error, walk, and single, before Bruns fanned their 2-3 hitters to end the game. Bruns had a five-hitter and nine [...]
The Spectrum softball team lost its opener to Brooklyn Center 9-7 on Saturday. For the Sting, Elizabeth Hackbarth was 3-for-4 with three runs and Hally Wallace 2-for-4 with a two-run double. Ellie Rogers pitched, striking out eight. The Sting will host PACT on Tuesday.
Rogers freshman Melea Bruns won her varsity pitching debut as the Royals turned back St. Cloud Tech 5-3 in their home opener Friday. Bruns pitched the distance, holding down the Tigers except for Sam Eisenreich, who had a double and solo homer. Bruns gave up four hits and three walks, and struck out seven. Madie [...]
Defending state softball champion Elk River opened the 2014 season with a 6-0 conquest of Centennial on Thursday at Circle Pines. Anna Pipenhagen was the leader both on the mound with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts, and at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three runs-batted-in. Also contributing offensively were Ali Krohn (2-for-3, RBI), Michaela [...]
The Zimmerman softball team, coming off a 16-6 season last spring, had a humbling opener Thursday, losing to the Becker Bulldogs 10-0 at Becker. Becky Harmon held the Thunder to two hits and struck out eight. Zimmerman starter Ashley Pool gave up four runs in two innings, and McKenna Butau gave up runs in three [...]
The Rogers softball team cruised in their opener 9-0 over Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom, led by Katelyn Kemmetmueller with a three-hit shutout and two RBI. Kemmetmueller, sophomore right-hander, struck out 10 and walked three. She was 2-for-4 with a double. Madi Anderson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in [...]