win big at Lapwai
The Prairie softball team improved to 2-0 in league play with a lopsided 29-0 win at Lapwai Friday, April 8.
Prairieís first 13 batters of the game all reached base and scored before the first out was recorded.
Prairie had 6 hits in the inning and received 8 walks.
The big hits of the inning were bases loaded 3-run doubles by Alli Holthaus and Ashley Schaeffer and a 2-run homer by Meghan VanderPas.
Prairie added another run on a hit and an error in the second inning.
In the third they added 5 runs on 3 hits and 3 walks. Holthaus had her second double of the game to lead off the inning and Schaeffer tripled over the outfielders head in left.
Another single run scored in the fourth on a single and 3 walks.
In the fifth Prairie added 9 more runs with Schaeffer and Natalie Arnzen each hitting a 2-run homer to left.
In all Prairie pounded at 15 hits in the game and received 16 walks with 5 errors and a passed ball third strike also contributing to the huge total of baserunners in the game.
Ashley Schaeffer wound up only a single short of hitting for the cycle as she had a double, triple and homer in the game.
Alli Holthaus added an infield single to her 2 doubles. VanderPas and Arnzen each had a single and homer while Tiffany Schaeffer and Carolyn Sonnen each had a pair of singles. Kim Schaeffer had a single for the other hit in the game.
VanderPas and Schaeffer split the pitching duties. VanderPas pitched the first two innings and struck out 6 batters while allowing no hits, 1 walk and hitting 1 batter.
Schaeffer came on in the third and gave up 3 hits with 1 walk while striking out 5. The closest Lapwai came to scoring was in the third. They had a walk and a single but a strikeout and some good defense got Prairie out of the inning without a score. A comebacker to the mound saw Schaeffer throw out the runner at home trying to score. VanderPas then threw to second on a delayed double steal attempt and Brooke Holthaus got the ball knocked out of her mitt but picked it up and tagged the runner who had overslid second before the runner on third could score.
Prairie 13 1 5 1 9ó29 15 0
Lapwai 0 0 0 0 0ó 0 3 5
VanderPas tosses another no-hitter
Meghan VanderPas pitched her second no-hitter in the last 3 games as the Prairie softball team beat Timberline 14-1 Monday, April 11 in the teamís home opener at Cottonwood.
With the two hitless innings she pitched against Lapwai she now has gone 12 innings over 3 games without giving up a hit.
VanderPas hit the first two batters then got 2 outs on a pop-up to second and a comebacker to the mound where she got the lead runner at third. After a walk and a wild pitch that advanced the runners, Timberline got their only run on another wild pitch. VanderPas allowed only 2 more baserunners the rest of the game and set down the last 10 batters she faced.
She wound up with 9 strikeouts along with 2 walks and 3 hit batters.
Timberline didnít hold the lead for long as Prairie scored 8 in the bottom of the first. Ashley Schaeffer led off with a double to center. Tiffany Schaeffer walked and both runners moved up on a passed ball. VanderPas then singled up the middle to score both runners. She stole second Natalie Arnzen followed with a grounder to short. The shortstop tried to get VanderPas straying off second but wound up getting nobody. Two wild pitches later VanderPas scored. Alli Holthaus walked and Arnzen scored when ball 4 got away from the catcher. Holthaus moved to third on a couple of wild pitches and scored on Chantel Bonieckiís groundout to third. Myken Dahlen was hit by a pitch and stole second and then stole third. After Brooke Holthaus walked Prairie pulled off a double steal with Dahlen scoring. Ashley Schaeffer then got her second hit of the inning as she lined one past the left fielder all the way to the fence for a 2-run homer.
That was Prairieís last hit of the game but wasnít the end of the scoring.
The Pirates scored 5 in the third inning on 3 walks, a hit batter and 2 errors. All after 2 were out. Dahlen walked, Brooke Holthaus was hit by a pitch and Ashley Schaeffer walked to load the bases. Tiffany Schaeffer walked to force home Dahlen. VanderPas then hit a fly ball to center that was dropped for a 2-run, 2 base error. After Tiffany scored on a wild pitch, Arnzen reached on an error by the shortstop with VanderPas scoring to make it 13-1.
Prairie added one more in the fourth when Bonieckiís fly ball to right was dropped for a 2-base error. She moved to third to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch.
The game was called after Timberline batted in the 5th on the 10-run rule.
Ashley Schaeffer had a double and homer in the game while VanderPas singled for the gameís only hits.
With the win Prairie improves to 3-0 in league play and 4-5 overall.
Timberline 1 0 0 0 0ó 1 0 3
Prairie 8 0 5 1 xó14 3 0
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