Lady Pirates win big at Kamiah
The Prairie softball team picked up their first win of the season as they pounded Kamiah 23-3 in a game called after 4 innings on the 15-rule Thursday, March 18 at Kamiah.Heather Schierman connects for a hit against Kamiah.
Prairie jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first inning, and led 17-0 after the top of the third. Kamiah extended the game another inning with 3 runs in the bottom of the third but Prairie tacked on 6 more runs in the top of the fourth to end it.
Prairie pounded out 18 hits led by Lacey Wargi who had 3 doubles and a single. Heather Schierman picked up 3 hits including a double while Meghan VanderPas had a triple and a single and Kayla Holthaus and Ashley Schaeffer each had 2 singles. Ashley Jackson had a double and Karel Wassmuth, Kim Altman, Natalie Arnzen and Lindsey Crea each had a single.
Holthaus pitched for Prairie allowing just 1 hit with 6 strikeouts. Former Prairie student Michel Doyle had Kamiah’s only hit.
With the win Prairie is 1-0 in league play and 1-2 on the season.
Prairie   7 2 8 6—23 18 1
Kamiah 0 0 3 0—  3   1 5

Lady Pirates win 1 of 3 at New Plymouth
The Prairie Lady Pirates traveled to New Plymouth the weekend of March 19-20 and won 1 of 3 games, losing twice to New Plymouth before beating Glenns Ferry.
On Friday they lost to New Plymouth 1-6 as 4 errors contributed heavily to the Pilgrims’ scoring, three of them in New Plymouth’s 4-run second inning.
Prairie managed just 3 hits in the game, a single each by Lacey Wargi, Natalie Arnzen and Sarah Forsmann. They scored their lone run in the first inning.
Kayla Holthaus gave up 11 hits to the Pilgrims.
On Saturday Prairie jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the top of the second inning but New Plymouth exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the second to take a 7-17 win over the Pirates.
Prairie had 6 hits in the game with half of those by Karel Wassmuth who had a double and 2 singles. Maureen Tacke, Arnzen and Ashley Schaeffer each had a single.
Schaeffer pitched for the Pirates, allowing 9 hits.
Prairie then bounced back for a win against Glenns Ferry, beating the Pilots 7-2.
Prairie never trailed in the game as they scored a run in each of the first 3 innings for a 3-1 lead. 
The Pilots cut the lead to 3-2 in the fourth but Prairie tallied 4 runs in the bottom of the fifth to give them some cushion.
Holthaus pitched for Prairie, scattering 7 hits while striking out 8 with just 2 walks.
Prairie had 9 hits in the game led by Wargi who had a double and 2 singles. Holthaus had 2 singles, Tacke and Wassmuth a double each and Schaeffer and Lindsey Crea a single each.
Prairie is 2-4 on the season.
Game 1 vs. N.P.
Prairie              1 0 0 0 0 0 0—1   3 4
New Plymouth 0 4 0 0 1 1 x—6 11 0
Game 2 vs, N.P.
Prairie              1   6 0 0 0—  7 6 7
New Plymouth 0 10 6 1 x—17 9 3
Vs. G.F.
Glenns Ferry 0 0 1 1 0 0 0—2 7 2
Prairie           1 1 1 0 4 0 x—7 9 2

Lady Pirates shut out Kamiah
Ashley Jackson made a spectacular diving catch in the sixth inning to help preserve a shutout as the Prairie Lady Pirates beat Lapwai 11-0 Monday, March 22 at Lapwai.
Lacey Wargi slides into second with a stolen base at Lapwai.Kayla Holthaus pitched into and out of trouble the entire game as she stranded 11 baserunners, leaving the bases loaded twice as she pitched a 5-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 3 walks.
Prairie meanwhile, thanks to aggressive baserunning, was able to score in all but one inning.
The Pirates put up 4 runs in the first inning with just one hit as 3 walks, a pair of wild pitches, a couple of stolen bases and a sacrifice fly contributed to the scoring. Karel Wassmuth had the only base hit of the inning as she singled home a run.
In their half of the inning, Lapwai loaded the bases with 2 out but a comebacker to Holthaus ended the threat.
Prairie added another run in the second inning on a pair of 2-out hits. Lacey Wargi singled down the left field line and stole second. She scored when Kayla Holthaus’ single up the middle was mishandled by the centerfielder. Holthaus struck out the side in the bottom of the inning.
In the third Ashley Schaeffer doubled up the middle and Meghan VanderPas followed with a single to left. Natalie Arnzen reached on an error to load the bases and Schaeffer scored on a passed ball third strike. 
In the bottom of the third Lapwai had their first two hitters reach on singles but a lineout to Schaeffer at third and a grounder to Wargi at short that she turned into a forceout at third, Lapwai was able to load the bases when Hotlhaus hit the next batter. Holthaus got out of the jam with a strikeout.
In the fourth Wargi led off with a triple to left and scored on Holthaus’ sacrifice fly to left. A single each by Wassmuth and Schaeffer led to another run and an 8-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth Lapwai’s leadoff hitter walked and the next hitter reached on a fielder’s choice with an error at second putting 2 runners on. The lead runner was caught stealing at third and two ground outs ended the threat.
In the fifth Lindsey Crea and Wargi each hit two out singles but Holthaus’ deep fly out to center ended the inning with no runs scoring.
In their half Lapwai had runners at second and third with 2 outs but Holthaus again ended the threat with a strikeout.
In the top of the sixth Tacke reached when the left fielder dropped her fly ball and she advanced all the way to third with a second error on the play. Wassmuth scored Tacke with an infield single. VanderPas walked. Wild pitches led to both runners scoring for an 11-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth a single and an error led to the first two hitters reaching base for Lapwai. After a strikeout Jackson made her play on a short fly ball behind first base. Jackson made a running, diving catch and managed to keep the ball from rolling out of her mitt for the catch. A grounder to second then ended the game on the 10-run rule.
Prairie had 11 hits in the game with Wargi having a triple and 2 singles. Wassmuth had 3 singles, Schaeffer a double and single and Holthaus, VanderPas and Crea a single each.
Prairie’s record improves to 3-4 on the season and 2-0 in league play.
Prairie      4 1 1 2 0 3—11 11 3
Lapwai     0 0 0 0 0 0—  0   5 5

Lady Pirates JV Basketball awards given

From left are Ashley Schaeffer, Ashley Jackson and Kylie Uhlorn, award winners for the Prairie JV girls basketball team.

Lady Pirates Softball Schedule
March 26th  Away  Orofino Tour.(Orofino,Priest River,Bonners Ferry ) starts at 3:30 p.m. 
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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