lose by 3 at Kamiah
Errors contributed heavily to a non-league loss at Kamiah Thursday, March 17 by the Prairie baseball team as they fell 8-11 to the Kubs.
An error and 2 singles led to 2 unearned runs in the first inning for the Kubs as Prairie quickly fell behind.
The Pirates answered with a 5-run second inning though thanks in large part to a couple of dropped throws by the Kamiah catcher.
Chad Arnzen singled to lead off the inning and C.J. Rieman followed with a walk. Sean Daly then single to left to load the bases. Eric Lerandeau walked to force home the Pirates’ first run. Chris Schumacher then hit a grounder back to the pitcher but the Kamiah catcher dropped the throw home as Rieman scored. Sam Forsmann then single to left center to score Daly. Kevin Funke followed with a single to right center that scored Lerandeau. Mat Forsman then hit an infield grounder with Schumacher scoring on the catcher’s second dropped ball of the inning.
Prairie didn’t hold the lead very long though as Kamiah came back in the bottom of the second thanks to 3 walks and 2 errors as the Kubs scored 3 runs without benefit of a hit.
Kamiah then took the lead in the third on a leadoff home run to right center.
The Pirates came back in the fourth to retake the lead as Sam Forsmann led off with a walk. Funke was hit with a pitch and Mat Forsmann doubled over the centerfielder’s head to score both runners for a 7-6 lead. Prairie looked like they would add another run when Arnzen hit a 1-out fly ball to center but Mat Forsmann was called out at the plate trying to score on the fly ball out. It appeared he had reached the plate ahead of the tag.
Kamiah took back the lead for good with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning on 2 hits, an intentional walk and an error.
The Kubs added some insurance runs in the sixth on 4 more hits, 2 of which were doubles.
The Pirates scored a run in the top of the seventh on a 2-out homer to left by Arnzen.
Mat Forsmann was the starting pitcher and allowed 6 runs in 3 innings on 3 hits. Only 2 of the runs were earned. He had 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. Rieman took over in the fourth and allowed 5 runs on 7 hits with 1 strikeout and 2 walks. 2 of the 5 runs were earned.
Arnzen had a homer and a single in the game while Daly had 2 singles, Mat Forsmann had a double and Funke, Rieman and Sam Forsmann each had a single.
With the loss Prairie drops to 1-4 on the season. Their game Saturday with Genesee was postponed due to threatening weather.
Prairie 0 5 0 2 0 0 1— 8 8 6
Kamiah 2 3 1 2 0 3 x—11 10 2
Rodeo to be a letter sport
High School rodeo will be a letter sport at Prairie High School for this year’s team.
Participants and their advisors had put in a request to principal Mike Bundy and he asked that they set up some guidelines.
To earn a high school letter team members must participate in at least 2/3 of the high school rodeos; participate for at least 2 years; receive at least one point by placing in the top ten of any high school rodeo event or hold a royalty position; comply with all rules and regulations of National High School Rodeo; and maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average.
Any participant not following the rules and regulations on National High School Rodeo during any of the events such as using tobacco, alcohol or drugs will be expelled from the rodeo and lose the privilege of receiving a high school letter.
9 members of the current team have participated at least two years and have met the other requirements for a letter.
They are Eric Mader, Cody Gehring, Shane Poxleitner, Amber Geis, Rene Duman, Kaysie Burchell, Jack Merrill, Lauren Merrill and Shandrie Poxleitner.
Bundy said they will be awarded their letters at the year-end awards assembly.
7-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m.
12-Grangeville, here, 4:30 p.m.
14-Lewis County, there, 4:30 p.m.
19-Timberline, there, 4:30 p.m.
21-Genesee, there, 4:30 p.m.
23-Troy, here, 2 league games, 11 a.m.
25-Grangeville, there, 4:30 p.m.
28-Timberline, here, 4:30 p.m.
5-Culdesac, there, 4:30 p.m.
7-14-District at Kendrick
19-21-State at Caldwell