Pirates shut out Kamiah
The Prairie softball team started slowly but came on strong to beat Kamiah 10-0 in a non-league game at Cottonwood Tuesday, April 26.
Prairie managed only 2 baserunners in the first two innings but got their bats going in the third inning.
Ashley Schaeffer started a 2-out rally in the third with a double to right center. She moved to third on Tiffany Schaeffer’s bunt single and both runners scored on Meghan VanderPas’ triple to right center. VanderPas wound up scoring when the throw got away from the third baseman.
Prairie added 5 runs in the third fourth with another 2 out rally.
Kim Schaeffer and Myken Dahlen each walked with 1 out and Schaeffer was forced out at third by Brooke Holthaus. Ashley Schaeffer then tripled to right center to score both runners.
Ashley scored when Tiffany Schaeffer reached on an error. VanderPas followed with her second triple of the game to score Tiffany and scored herself on an error.
In the fifth Prairie scored 2 to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Kylie Uhlorn reached on an error leading off the inning and Alli Holthaus followed with a triple to right to score Uhlorn. Holthaus came home with the game-ending run on Carolyn Sonnen’s ground out.
Ashley Schaeffer pitched the shutout for the Pirates allowing just 1 hit while walking 6 and striking out 7. Kamiah threatened to score a couple of times but Schaeffer pitched her way out of trouble. In the third she walked the bases full with 2 outs but struck out the next batter to end the threat. In the fifth 2 errors put a runner on third with nobody out but a strikeout, pop fly to short and ground out to short ended the inning.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game led by VanderPas with 2 triples and Ashley Schaeffer who had a triple and a double. Alli Holthaus had a triple and a single and Tiffany Schaeffer had a bunt single.
Kamiah 0 0 0 0 0— 0 1 4
Prairie 0 0 3 5 2—10 7 3
Lady Pirates win at Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates struggled early but a 13-run sixth inning allowed them to stay unbeaten in league play with a 24-8 win at Timberline Thursday, April 28.
Prairie scored a run in the first but Timberline tied it in the bottom of the inning then took the lead with a 2 runs in the second.
Prairie took the lead briefly with a 3-run third inning only to see Timberline take back the lead with 2 runs in the bottom of the third.
Prairie took the lead for good with a 3-run fourth.
The Pirates added 4 runs in the fifth to make it 10-5 but Timberline cut the lead to 10-7 with 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Then came the big inning. 9 walks, two hit batters and a 3-run double by Meghan VanderPas were the highlights of the inning.
VanderPas pitched the first five innings allowing 7 runs with Ashley Schaeffer pitching the sixth and allowing 1 run.
Tiffany Schaeffer had 3 singles in the game while VanderPas had a double and a triple. Natalie Arnzen had a pair of singles with Alli Holthaus and Chantel Boniecki each had a triple and Carolyn Sonnen and Brooke Holthaus each had a single.
With the win Prairie improves to 9-0 in league play and 11-5 overall. This was their 10th straight win.
Prairie 1 0 3 3 4 13—24 10 2
Timberline 1 2 2 0 2 1— 8 6 2
Lady Pirates lose at Grangeville
The Prairie softball team lost a tough game at Grangeville 3-6 Monday, May 2, breaking their 10-game winning streak.
Grangeville took a 0-3 lead in the bottom of the second inning and never trailed after that.
Prairie scored 2 runs in the fourth to cut the lead to 1 but Grangeville answered with 2 in the bottom of the fourth and another run in the sixth.
Prairie added their third run in the top of the seventh.
Prairie matched Grangeville in hits with 7 with Tiffany Schaeffer and Meghan VanderPas collecting 2 hits each. One of VanderPas’ hits was a double. Natalie Arnzen, Alli Holthaus and Kim Schaeffer each added a single.
Ashley Schaeffer was the starting pitcher for Prairie and pitched the first 5 innings. VanderPas took over in the sixth.
The loss drops Prairie to 11-6 on the season.
Prairie 0 0 0 2 0 0 1—3 7 2
Grangeville 0 3 0 2 0 1 x—6 7 3
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