Rockets knock off Blooming Prairie baseball team

Published 9:12 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RANDOLPH — The Blooming Prairie baseball team couldn’t hold on to a comeback as it lost 7-6 to No. 3 Randolph (6-13 overall) in the first round of the Section 1A West Division baseball tournament on the road Tuesday.

The No. 6 seeded Awesome Blossoms (5-14 overall) scored six runs in the top of the seventh as Isaiah Toquam had a two-run single and Tyler Anderson drew a bases loaded walk to give BP the lead. BP drew a total of seven walks in the frame.

“We were just taking pitches and their pitchers were struggling,” BP head coach Paul Peterson said.

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The Rockets answered back in the bottom of the seventh when Cole Tix knocked in two runs with a one out single up the middle to end BP’s season.

BP had just two hits off Randolph pitcher Nick McIntee and McIntee added two homers and a double of his own at the plate.

BP pitching: John Rumpza, 2 1/3 IP, 2 H, 4 BB, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 K; Isaiah Toquam (L), 4 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 K

BP hitting: Weston Fiebiger, 1-for-3; Toquam, 1-for-4, 2 RBI