Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Blooming Prairie first baseman Maren Forystek makes a catch for the game-winning out in the Blossoms’ 2-1 win over Hayfield on Wednesday, May 22.

Blossoms bow out of section

The 2019 Blooming Prairie softball

season reached its conclusion on Tuesday, May 28 and left the Awesome Blossom

(11-12) with a their first losing record since


BP started off the day with a solid upset win over Wabasha-Kellogg (13-10), but fell later in the afternoon to Mabel-Canton


The Blossoms came away with the 8-5 upset win over Falcons, but lost 15-5 in a five inning game to the Cougars.

BP had only six hits against Wa-

bash-Kellogg, but the team made them all count.

A 7-run outburst in the fifth-inning overcame a 3-2 Falcons advantage, and that proved enough to send the Blossoms into the finals against Mabel-Canton.

Bishop pitched all seven innings to

get the win in the circle. She had just one strikeout and surrender 10 hits, but she stayed in command, played solid defense and never lost confidence.

Maya Lembke and Julia Worke each had two hits. Worke had a double, scored a run and was walked once. Maya Lemb-

ke also had a double, two RBIs and scored two runs.

Allison Krohnberg and Marti Snider had BPs other two hits; and Macy Lembke scored a run, Maren Forystek scored a

run and had a RBI, Bobbie Bruns scored a run, Krohnberg had an RBI and was walked once and Emily Miller was walked once and scored one run.

Things were much different versus the


Mabel-Canton took a 4-1 lead in the first inning, went up 7-2 in the third, pounded out 10 hits and to took advantage of five Blossoms errors to pull away and make it a 15-5 five-inning game.

Bishop pitched 3.1 innings, and Allison

Krohnberg toiled the last 1.1 frames.

Macy Lembke and Bruns each went

3-for-3. Bruns had a double, two RBIs and scored two runs. Macy Lembke scored once.

Maya Lembke went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Miller went

1-for-1 and scored two runs.

The Awesome Blossoms fans should feel some excitement towards next sea- son as the team will have plenty of time to continue to grow and improve. BP


returns its entire roster.



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