Zimmerman softball

The Zimmerman Thunder have started the softball season winning two of three, including their conference opener 8-2 over Milaca there Monday. “We didn’t graduate anyone,” said coach Emily Zahn, “and our whole defense is playing with more confidence. Our outfield is greatly improved.” Ashley Pool, freshman right-hander, pitched the victory at Milaca. Gabby Antolak was [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sport editor With almost the first month of the season wiped out by winter weather, the baseball and softball schedules at Elk River and  Zimmerman have been revamped. At Rogers, less modification is needed because they have a shorter conference schedule. Elk River’s Northwest Suburban Conference has scrapped the first half of [...]

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Following are Zimmerman spring sports previews. THUNDER BOYS GOLF Coach — Kurran Sagan Last year — 2nd in conference Opener — April 8, Becker Inv. Returning lettermen — Derek Faulkner (sr), Cody Slocum (sr), David Molinari (jr), Max McNulty (jr) Will also  help — Justin Diegnau (jr), Tyler Theisen (jr), Cletis Weitnauer (so), Ben Berry [...]

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St. Cloud Cathedral handed Zimmerman a 10-0 loss on a six-hit shutout by Maria Bastin. Olivia Hoffman was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for Cathedral (9-9). The Thunder finished the regular season with a 4-16 overall record and 3-9 in the Granite Ridge. They will start sub-section playoffs Friday at Maple Lake.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Look who’s riding a three-game win streak — the Zimmerman softball team after their 2-0 conquest of Little Falls on Thursday. “That’s three in a row. The girls spirits are up! They are very excited,” said coach Emily Zahn, whose very young lineup includes eighth-graders at pitcher and shortstop, and [...]

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  A three-run home run by Heather McCormick was the highlight as the Zimmerman Thunder beat the Foley Falcons 7-2 at home Tuesday evening. Ashley Pool pitched the distance for the Thunder (3-13), allowing just three hits and striking out seven. McCormick’s fifth-inning homer was her first and the team’s third of the year. She [...]

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The Rogers Royals had RBI’s from six different players as they slugged out a 15-5 win over Zimmerman on Monday in Zimmerman. “It was a nice win for us putting a complete game together with zero errors on defense and taking advantage of some walks and timely hitting,” said coach Dan Ohlgren. Jo Baker was [...]

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The Zimmerman Thunder lost to the Princeton Tigers 8-1 on Tuesday. “We made too many defensive errors and left too many runners on base, which makes it difficult to win ball games,” noted coach Emily Zahn. Carlie Lage, Gabby Antolak and Madelo Roisum were all 1-for-3. Lage had a triple. The Thunder (1-7)) host St. [...]

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The Little Falls Flyers handed Zimmerman a 7-2 loss on Friday in Zimmerman, with Allea Cekalla pitching five solid innings and Jamie Jenk going 3-for-4 with two RBI. For Zimmerman (1-6), Morgan Feldick was 3-for-3 and Gabby Antolak 2-for-4. Brooke Larson and Ashley Pool pitched. Pool had three strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. The Thunder [...]

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