Komets edge out BP baseball team

Published 9:34 pm Friday, April 17, 2009

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — It was on a perfect night for baseball when the Awesome Blossoms boys’ baseball team found itself on the wrong side of a close game one once again as they fell to the Kasson-Mantorville  Komets by a score of 6-5.  

BP (5-2 overall) rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh to pull within one. But Israel Clark was thrown out trying to score from second on a throwing error by K/M to end the game.

“The play wasn’t as close as we’d like,” BP head coach Chris Staloch said. “But the kid did bobble it and (Israel) was trying to tie the game. You can’t question the effort.”

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Clark had knocked in a run by beating out a double play right after Austin Moe hit a single to score a run in the seventh.

With the Komets (6-1 overall) leading from nearly the start, the Blossoms found themselves having to not only play baseball but also having to play catch up the whole game for the second night in a row.

The BP bats were on the ball all night but most of them seemed find a Komet’s player glove as if there was a homing devise inserted.

A couple of bright spots shot across the sky in tonight’s game as senior center-fielder Moe found the trigger on his bat. 

Moe went 4-for-4 in Friday night’s contest as he hit 3 singles and a double. Moe went 2-for-3 the night before with a single and a double.

The other bright spot for the Blossoms in Friday night’s game was the bringing up of sophomore Cooper Nelson. 

Nelson swung at the first pitch thrown to him and he hit it sharply between the shortstop and the left fielder for his first recorded single as a varsity player.

On Nelson’s next at bat, he drove the left-fielder all the way back to fence where the ball was caught.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

KM 0 0 2 1 0 3 1 7 10 3

BP 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 6 10 5

BP pitching: Aaron Krejci (L), 7 IP, 10 H, 2 BB, 5 ER, 3 K 

BP hitting: Austin Moe 4-for-4, double; Justen Ingvalson, 1-for-4; Josh Toquam 2-for-4, double; Matt Zellmer 0-for-4; Israel Clark 0-for-4, BB, RBI; Aaron Krejci 1-for-3 R, BB. Cooper Nelson 1-for-2, BB; Logan Underwood, 1-for-1, 2 RBIs, 2 BBs