Blooming Prairie baseball team falls to Medford
Published 10:59 pm Monday, April 13, 2015
BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Blooming Prairie baseball team couldn’t find its offense when it needed it most as it lost 6-4 to Medford (3-0 overall) in BP Monday.
The Awesome Blossoms (1-1 overall) trailed 6-3 when they had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth inning, but the only run they could score was off a balk as two straight BP hitters struck out with a chance to come up with a game changing hit.
“This group of kids is young and they don’t give up. They keep themselves in the game,” BP head coach Matt Kittelson said. “We didn’t do a whole lot to manufacture runs.”
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BP tied the game up at 3-3 in the fifth inning when it scored a run on a wild pitch and another run on an error, but the Tigers bounced back to plate three runs in the sixth. BP walked the first three Medford hitters in the sixth.
BP pitching: John Rumpza (L) 5 IP, 2 H, 6 BB, 5 R; Sam Swenson, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 K
BP hitting: Swenson, 1-for-4, R; Riley Olson, 1-for-3, BB; Rumpza, 1-for-3; Scott Romeo, 1-for-3; Ethan Strunk, 1-for-4; Ethan Arett, 3 BBs