The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinal baseball team hosts Medford in their home opener Thursday evening on Power 96 Radio.

The Cardinals are coming off a 2-0 season opening win over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva while Medford lost their season opener Monday against United South Central 6-5.

Tigers head coach Jon Chappuis was happy with the first game fielding of his club with Medford, finishing an error-free game on Monday. The Tigers fell behind early and came storming back in the game with United South Central in Wells.

The Bethlehem Academy Cardinals got a terrific pitching peformance from Anthony Van Thomme to lead them to victory Monday in New Richland. They could only manage four hits, but didn't need a lot of offense in the 90-minute game.

Bell Field will be super busy this spring with Shattuck Academy also fielding a team. In addition to Shattuck and Bethlehem Academy, Bell Field will be home to Faribault High School, the Faribault Flames and Faribault Lakers. That means there are not a lot of open dates in case of inclement weather so I'm sure the athletic directors will be doing everything they can to get these games in.

Coverage on Power 96 Radio 95.9 FM and RadioPup will begin at 4:45PM, with the first pitch scheduled for 5PM, weather permitting.

With the Minnesota Twins on KDHL Radio, a lot of our spring high school broadcasts will be on Power 96.

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In addition to this being the first home game for Bethlehem Academy this season, it is also the first game at Bell Field this season and our first radio broadcast of the spring season.

The Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinal fast-pitch team also has their home opener Thursday with Lake Crystal-Welcome-Memorial coming to North Alexander Park to face the Cardinals.

The Cardinals went extra innings in their season opener Monday in New Richland to record a 10-4 win thanks in large part to junior Shelby Meyer. Meyer had a grand slam homer to break a 4-4 tie in the ninth inning and also was the winning pitcher in the game. Thanks to a two-run double earlier in the game Meyer finished with 6 RBI.

First pitch is also scheduled for 5PM.

In other Gopher Conference baseball games Thursday:

  • Kenyon-Wanamingo travels to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown for an early season subsection showdown.
  • Maple River is at Blooming Prairie
  • United South Central travels to NRHEG

All are 5PM starts.

In Gopher Conference softball Thursday:

  • Waterville-Elysian-Morristown at Waseca, 4:30PM
  • Blue Earth Area at United South Central, 4:30PM
  • Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton at Medford, 5PM
  • NRHEG at Blooming Prairie was rescheduled to April 12

Elsewhere in the Gopher Conference:

  • Triton boys and girls golf are at Blooming Prairie, 4:30PM
  • WEM boys and girls track are at an indoor meet at Minnesota State Mankato, 7PM

Big Nine Conference baseball:

  • Albert Lea at Austin, 4PM, Riverland Community College
  • Rochester Century at Albert Lea moved to April 12
  • Minneapolis Patrick Henry at Owatonna moved to April 12

Big Nine softball:

  • Red Wing at Byron, 5PM
  • Austin at Mankato East, 5PM

Other Big Nine spring sports:

  • Faribault boys tennis at Rochester Century, 4:30PM
  • Red Wing boys tennis at Northfield, 4:30PM
  • Mankato East boys tennis at Albert Lea, 4:30PM
  • Mankato West boys tennis at Austin, 4:30PM
  • Mankato East boys and girls track at Fairmont, 4PM

Hiawatha Valley League Baseball:

  • Pine Island at Byron, 5PM
  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Cannon Falls, 5PM
  • Kenyon-Wanamingo at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, 5PM

HVL softball:

  • Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Cannon Falls, 4:30PM
  • Stewartville at Goodhue, 4:30PM
  • Pine Island at Kasson-Mantorville, 5PM
  • Red Wing at Byron, 5PM

In other Hiawatha Valley League action:

  • Stewartville boys and girls golf hosts Lewiston-Altura at 2PM
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