Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms baseball team felled by JWP 20-0 in 2023 season opener

The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms baseball team kicked off their 2023 season at the Riverland Community College baseball complex in Austin Tuesday versus Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton in a Gopher Conference matchup, and it was the Bulldogs breaking the game wide open with a nine-run top of the 5th on their way to a 20-0, 5-inning win.

JWP belted out 12 hits in the game and scored four in the first, three in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth and nine in the fifth, while holding the Blossoms to three hits and no runs on their way to the win.  Blooming Prairie committed three errors, while the Bulldogs played error-free baseball in the opener for both clubs.

The 0-1 Blossoms will now hit the road for back-to-back games Thursday at Kenyon-Wanamingo, and on Friday at 2022 Class A runner-up Hayfield Friday, with a 5 p.m. start time Thursday and 6 p.m. Friday, before returning to Riverland to play Mankato Loyola in a non-conference matchup next Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.