Lady Pirates swept in opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates were swept by St. Maries in a softball doubleheader 1-6 and 4-21 Saturday, March 13 at Lewiston.Kayla Holthaus is about to connect with a pitch.
The opening game started like it was going to be a very competitive game as each team scored a run in the first inning.
Prairie pitcher Kayla Holthaus got out of a 1-out bases loaded jam by allowing just 1 run.
In the bottom of the inning Maureen Tacke pounded a 2-out double to deep left field and Heather Schierman followed with a single up the middle that scored Tacke to tie the score.
That was it offensively for Prairie though as they managed just 2 more hits, a single each by Tacke and Ashley Schaeffer.
Consecutive triples by St. Maries in the second inning led to the go-ahead run and after that, Prairie’s defensive mistakes led to 2 unearned runs.
In the fourth 3 straight 1-out singles plated a run for St. Maries but an error on what should have been the third out led to two more runs. 
Karel Wassmuth takes a swing.St. Maries added another run in the seventh on a bases loaded walk.
Holthaus pitched all 7 innings for Prairie, allowing 8 hits and 7 walks with 6 strikeouts.
Tacke had 2 hits including a double while Schierman and Schaeffer each had a single.
The second game started well for the Pirates as Lacey Wargi led off with a home run down the left field line. Holthaus followed with a double to left center and Tacke tripled to the wall in left to make it 2-0 Prairie. Tacke then got doubled off third on a lineout to short by Schierman and that killed the Pirates rally.
Schaeffer was the starting pitcher for Prairie in the second game and had a lot of trouble locating the strike zone as she gave up 2 singles and 8 walks before being lifted in favor of Cassie Chandler. Chandler had some trouble her pitching motion as several balks were called before she got it straightened out and wound up walking 2 more hitters before getting the third out.
Chandler pitched the second inning before Schaeffer was put back in for the final two innings after working out her control problems.Maureen Tacke pulls into second with a double.
Prairie added 2 more runs in the fourth inning as Schierman reached on an error to lead off the inning. Karel Wassmuth followed with a single to center. Schaeffer picked up an RBI on a grounder to short and Wassmuth scored when Sarah Forsmann reached on a dropped third strike.
Prairie wound up with 5 hits in the game. Holthaus had a double and single, Wargi a homer, Tacke a triple and Wassmuth and Lindsey Crea each had a single.
St. Maries had 8 hits and benefited from 18 walks and 2 errors.
Prairie is now 0-2 on the season.
Game 1
St. Maries 1 1 0 3 0 0 1—6 8 0
Prairie       1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1 4 3
Game 2
Prairie         2 0 0 2 0—  4 5 2
St. Maries 11 5 4 1 x—21 8 1

Lady Pirates Basketball awards given

From left are Lacey Wargi, Karel Wassmuth, Kayla Holthaus and Maureen Tacke, who along with Ingrid Dahlen, not shown, were given senior plaques by coach Dave Snodgrass. Wargi, Wassmuth and Holthaus were also awarded as co-captains.

Lady Pirates Softball Schedule
March 18th   Away  Kamiah   4:00
March 19th    Away  New Plymouth  4:00
March 20th   Away  New Plymouth  10:30
March 20th    Away  Glenns Ferry (at New Plymouth) 12:00
March 22nd    Away  Lapwai    4:00
March 23rd    Away   C.V.    4:00
March 26th & 27th   Away  Orofino Tour.(Orofino,Priest River,Bonners Ferry ) TBA
April 6th    Away   Grangeville   4:00 
April 8th   Away  Potlatch (2) (Lewiston) 4:30
April 13th    Away  Orofino   4:30
April 15th    Away  Colfax    4:00
April 16th & 17th   Seattle (Mariners vs.Rangers) (U of W vs. Oregon)
April 19th    Home  C.V.    4:00
April 22nd    Home  Lapwai    4:00
April 24th    Away  Lake City (Couer d’ Alene) 11:00
April 29th   Home  Orofino   5:00
May 1st    Home  Prom    8:30
May 4th    Home  Kamiah   4:00
May 6th    Home  Grangeville   4:00
May 10th-14th   District Tour.   Orofino or Prairie  TBA
May 20th –21st – 22nd  State Tour.   Orofino   TBA
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