The Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms softball team was in search of win number four in a row Tuesday at home versus the Cannon Falls Bombers in a non-conference matchup, and unfortunately for the Blossoms, the Bombers lived up to their nickname as they plated seven runs in the top of the 2nd and six more in the 6th on their way to a 20-5, 6-inning win.
Blooming Prairie took a 1-0 lead with a run in the bottom of the 1st, but Cannon Falls countered with the seven-run top of the 2nd to take a 7-1 lead. The Blossoms plated two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to cut the Bombers lead to 7-3, but Cannon Falls countered with one in the third, one in the fourth, five in the fifth and six in the sixth on their way to the win.
Cannon Falls belted out 13 hits, four of them doubles, and offensively for Blooming Prairie, Shawntee Snyder went 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored, Anna Haberman was 2 for 3 with a run scored, shortstop and pitcher Macy Lembke went 1 for 2 with a pair of RBI’s and a run scored, and Ella Smith was 1 for 1 with a double.
Haven Carlson pitched the first 4 1/3rd innings for the Blossoms Tuesday and gave up 14 runs, with only eight earned as Blooming Prairie committed 10 errors in the game, 11 hits, and she struck out four and walked five. Macy Lembke then pitched the last inning and two-thirds and gave up six runs, two earned, on two hits, striking out one and walking two.
With the loss, Blooming Prairie is now 3-2 overall on the season, and the Blossoms return to action on Thursday, April 27th in a Gopher Conference matchup at NRHEG, with first pitch that afternoon scheduled for 4:30 p.m.