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Anoka battles back with big hit versus Elk River. May 14, 2014.
May 15, 2014By Anoka Softball of Anoka Fast Pitch Softball
After last Friday’s 7-0 route, Elk River made the most of their opportunities tonight to push Anoka to the limit. In the first inning, Elk River hit a one out single and added a base runner when the hitter’s bat made contact with the Anoka catcher’s glove. With runners on first and second and one out, Elk River hit a line drive to Makayla Zimmer at second base and she threw to Amber Elliott getting the force out on second base for the double play. Taylor Chell hit a two out triple in the bottom of the first and Megan Lindenfelser was intentionally walked as Megan had hit two homeruns against Elk River last Friday. Elk River was able to record the third out with no Anoka runs scored. With no action in the second, Elk River was able to score one run the third after their speedy leadoff hitter was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a wild pitch then stole third and scored on a ground out. Anoka was held hitless in the third. The fourth inning was scoreless. In the fifth, Elk River started with a single and advanced the runner on a sacrifice bunt. A couple more Elk River bunts along with an Anoka error and a ground out, allowed two additional runs to score. Down 4-0 in the bottom of the fifth, Anoka loaded the bases with three walks bringing Megan Lindenfelser to the plate. This time Elk River pitched to her and she made them pay the price with a grand slam tying the game. Following a scoreless sixth, Megan Lindenfelser struck out all three Elk River hitters in the seventh. Needing just one run in the bottom of the seventh, Anoka’s first two hitters struck out bringing Taylor Chell to the plate. After an Elk River conference, Taylor Chell and Megan Lindenfelser were each intentionally walked. Interestingly, Megan switched to the left hand side of the plate after the first pitch but Elk River resumed the pitch out even with her set up as a left handed hitter. With runners on first and second, Morgan Paaverud ripped a shot past the shortstop scoring Taylor and completing the comeback victory for Anoka.
Megan Lindenfelser pitched all 7 innings for Anoka giving up 4 hits while recording 12 strikeouts.