Pirates lose 3 at New Plymouth
The Prairie Lady Pirates made a trip to New Plymouth and lost 3 games Friday and Saturday, March 18-19.
They lost to New Plymouth 0-10 on Friday and 4-10 on Saturday then lost to Glenns Ferry 3-17 on Saturday.
In Friday’s game they were held without a hit and had 6 baserunners with only 2 making it as far as third base.
Meghan VanderPas pitched in the game and allowed just 6 hits but 9 walks, a hit batter and 5 errors contributed to the New Plymouth scoring.
They had better success in Saturday morning’s game against the Pilgrims.
Prairie gave up 2 runs each in the first and second innings but rallied back in the top of the fourth with 4 runs to tie the game.
VanderPas led off with a single to left, Prairie’s first hit of the weekend, and reached second when the fielder let the ball get past her. Natalie Arnzen followed with a single to left that moved VanderPas to third. Prairie then executed a double steal for their first run.
Kylie Uhlorn then followed with a 2-run homer over the fence in left center.
After an out Tiffany Schaeffer walked and stole second then scored the tying run on Kim Schaeffer’s double to right. Kim moved to third on a wild pitch but a pair of pop-ups ended the inning.
New Plymouth took back the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth then brought their ace pitcher to the circle. She’d had games of 17 and 19 strikeouts earlier in the week. Prairie managed just 1 hit off her in the final 3 innings, a 2 out single by VanderPas in the seventh.
New Plymouth meanwhile added 5 more runs in the fifth to put the game away.
Ashley Schaeffer pitched for Prairie allowing 10 runs on 13 hits with 2 strikeouts and 5 walks.
VanderPas had 2 singles while Uhlorn had a homer, Kim Schaeffer a double and Arnzen a single.
In the final game against Glenns Ferry, Prairie got to be the home team for the first time this season.
VanderPas was the starting pitcher and gave up 2 unearned runs in the first inning as 4 walks and 3 errors led to the scoring.
The Pilots added 4 more in the second on 3 hits and 3 walks.
After allowing 4 straight baserunners and 3 runs without an out in the third, Ashley Schaeffer was put in to replace VanderPas and got out of the inning with just 1 more run scoring as she got 3 straight ground outs.
The Pilots added 3 more runs in the top of the fourth for a 0-14 lead.
Prairie finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth thanks to free passes.
Arnzen was hit by a pitch leading off the inning and Uhlorn was walked. Alli Holthaus then picked up Prairie’s only hit of the inning on a single to right to score Arnzen. Tiffany Schaeffer walked to load the bases.
Uhlorn was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch and after a second out Brooke Holthaus walked to reload the bases. Two more runs scored as Ashley Schaeffer and Lindsey Crea were each issued bases loaded walks.
Glenns Ferry added 3 more runs in the top of the fifth and when Prairie went down in order the game was called due to the 10-run rule.
Prairie was held to 3 hits in the game, a single each by Ashley Schaeffer, Alli Holthaus and Uhlorn.
VanderPas allowed 11 runs on 4 hits with 8 walks and a hit batter with 4 strikeouts while Schaeffer allowed 6 runs on 5 hits with 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
With the losses Prairie drops to 1-5 on the season.
N.P. 1 0 4 1 0 4—10 6 2
N.P. 2 2 0 1 5 0 x—10 13 2
Prairie 0 0 0 3 0— 3 3 8
AAU Team wins tournament
The Valley Merchants Hotshots AAU basketball team which includes Jennifer Enneking of Cottonwood along with players from Grangeville, Kendrick, Lewiston and Asotin won 1st place in a tournament this past weekend at Moscow.
The team has been traveling to tournaments as far away as Pasco and Spokane.
They started the tournament with a win Friday night over the Magic’s of Coeur d’Alene 32-10. On Saturday they beat another Coeur d’Alene team, the Cheetah Starts, 28-12. On Sunday morning they played the Lewiston Swoosh and won 30-14, putting them in the championship game. In the final they faced the Spokane Stars and prevailed 39-36 in a game of well-matched teams.
The team will take the Easter weekend off and then resume playing the following weekend at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.
Pirates Softball 2005
8-Lapwai, there, 4 p.m.
11-Timberline, here, 4:30 p.m.
12-Grangeville, here, (2), 4 p.m., (JV also)
14-Lewis County, there, 4:30 p.m.
19-Grangeville, here, (JV also), 4 p.m.
21-Lapwai, here, 4:30 p.m.
23-Troy, here, 2 league games, 11 a.m.
25-Kendrick, here, 4:30 p.m.
26-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m. (JV also)
28-Timberline, there, 4:30 p.m.
3-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m.
5-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m.
7-JV Tournament, at Grangeville, 10 a.m.
20-21-State at Lewiston