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Southland baseball team knocks off Awesome Blossoms

The No. 3 seeded Southland baseball team knocked off No. 6 Blooming Prairie 7-0 in a Section 1A West quarterfinal in Adams Thursday.

Bret Matthews pitched six scoreless innings for the Rebels (11-8 overall) to get the win and Carl Mueller was three-for-three had two doubles and two RBIs.

Ethan Arett was two-for-three for BP (4-16 overall).

The Rebels will play No. 2 seeded United South Central in 10 a.m. Saturday in Riverland Community College.

Southland pitching: Bret Matthews (W) 6 IP, 3 BB, 2 H, 0 R, 6 K; Chris Webber, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K

Southland hitting: Lee Wilson, 2-for-4, R, double; Eli Schwartz, 1-for-4, double; Webber, 2-for-4, RBI, 2 R; Matthews, 0-for-2, 2 R; Carl Mueller, 3-for-3, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs, R; Parker Brigham, 3-for-3, triple, 2 RBIs; Alex Kiefer, 0-for-2; Colton Mandt, 1-for-3, triple, R

BP pitching: Ethan Arett (L) 1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 K; Jake Abbe, 5 IP, 8 H, 4 BB, 5 R, 2 ER, 1 K

BP hitting: Colin Lerum, 0-for-3; Max Romeo, 0-for-2; Seth Peterson, 0-for-1; Brad Staska, 0-for-3; Connor Getchell, 0-for-3; Kory Rafdal, 0-for-3; Dylan Nirk, 1-for-3; Ethan Arett, 2-for-3, double; Camden Heimerman, 0-for-3