Pirates swamp Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a 17-run second inning as they swamped the Timberline Spartans 25-1 in a White Pine League softball action Thursday, April 6 at Lewiston.
The game was originally scheduled for Cottonwood but was moved to Lewiston due to wet field conditions.
Prairie scored 3 runs in the first inning then received help from 9 walks and 3 errors in the second inning.
Timberline wound up walking 10 overall and hit 8 batters while Prairie managed to pound out 9 hits including 2 triples and a double.
Meanwhile Meghan VanderPas and Alicia Pepper combined to limit the Spartans to just 1 hit, which came in the fifth inning when Timberline scored their only run.
VanderPas pitched only the first two innings before turning the game over to Pepper.
VanderPas also had 2 hits including a triple and 3 RBI.
Natalie Arnzen had a triple and Alli Holthaus had a double. Ashley Schaeffer, Tiffany Schaeffer, Brooke Holthaus, Kim Schaeffer and Lindsey Crea each added a single.
Timberline 0 0 0 0 1— 1 1 7
Prairie 3 17 3 2 x—25 9 0
VanderPas 1-hits Moscow JV
The Prairie softball team scored in every inning as they defeated the Moscow JV 12-2 at Lewiston Friday, April 7.
The game was still close after 3 innings at 5-2 but Prairie erupted for 3 runs in the fourth and 4 more in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Meghan VanderPas allowed just 1 hit to the Bears, an infield single to lead off the game. Moscow’s only other baserunners came off 4 walks and 3 hit batters. Their speedy leadoff hitter scored both their runs.
Prairie took the lead for good in the bottom of the first inning with 3 runs. VanderPas reached on a 1-out infield single and eventually scored the tying run on a passed ball. Natalie Arnzen singled and Alli Holthaus walked. They both scored on Brooke Holthaus’ 2-run single.
Lindsey Crea scored the only run in the second inning after receiving a leadoff walk. Tiffany Schaeffer walked and VanderPas was hit to load the bases. Crea scored on Kylie Uhlorn’s single to left.
Kim Schaeffer scored the only third inning run. Brooke Holthaus led off with a single but courtesy runner Alicia Pepper was then forced at second by Kim Schaeffer. Crea followed with a double down the left field line that scored Schaeffer.
In the fourth Uhlorn reached on an error and went to third on Arnzen’s double to right. Alli Holthaus was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Brooke Holthaus singled to left to score 2 runs and Kim Schaeffer singled to right to bring the third run in.
In the fifth Tiffany Schaeffer led off with a single up the middle. After 2 outs, Arnzen singled up the middle to score Schaffer. Alli Holthaus then doubled to left to score Arnzen. Brooke Holthaus followed with her fourth hit of the game, a bloop single to right that scored her cousin Alli. Kim Schaeffer then walked and Crea singled to left to score Pepper, who was again courtesy running for catcher Brooke Holthaus. That score ended the game.
Prairie wound up with 14 hits led by Brooke Holthaus who was 4 for 4.
Arnzen was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk while Crea had a double and single. Alli Holthaus had a double while Tiffany Schaeffer, VanderPas, Uhlorn and Kim Schaeffer each had a single.
VanderPas had 6 strikeouts while allowing just the one hit.
Prairie also had a JV game against the Moscow freshmen and rolled to an easy 22-6 victory.
They scored 11 runs in the first inning and 7 more in the second then 2 each in the third and fourth.
Brooke Holthaus continued her hot hitting as she added 4 more hits including a double before finally be put out in her fifth at-bat.
Alli Holthaus and Kim Altman each added 3 hits. Alli had a single, double and triple while Altman had a double and two singles. She also reached on a passed ball third strike and a walk and scored 5 runs.
Kim Schaeffer and Rachel Kaschmitter each had 2 singles and Carolyn Sonnen added a single.
Pepper pitched for the JV’s and allowed 6 hits with 10 strikeouts, 3 walks and 2 hit batters.
Moscow JV 1 0 1 0 0— 2 1 1
Prairie 3 1 1 3 4—12 14 1
VanderPas tosses near perfect no-hitter
Meghan VanderPas tossed a near-perfect game as the Prairie softball team routed Lapwai 16-0 Monday, April 10 at Lapwai.
VanderPas struck out 10 of the 12 batters she faced and was one hit batter away from a perfect game, settling for a no-hitter.
VanderPas also led the offense as she had a double and a triple and 4 RBI.
Prairie scored in every inning as they put up 6 runs in the first, 4 in the second, 2 in the third and 4 in the fourth.
The game was called after 4 innings on the 15-run mercy rule.
Prairie had 9 hits in the game as Ashley Schaeffer, Tiffany Schaeffer and Carolyn Sonnen each hit a double while Natalie Arnzen, Alli Holthaus, Kim Schaeffer and Lindsey Crea each had a single.
With the win Prairie is 3-0 in league play and 5-2 overall.
Prairie 6 4 2 4—16 9 0
Lapwai 0 0 0 0— 0 0 2
LADY PIRATES SOFTBALL 2006
17-Kendrick, here, 4:30 p.m.
18-Culdesac, (2) here 4 p.m.
24-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m.
25-at Culdesac, (2) 4 p.m.
27-at Timberline, 4:30 p.m.
4-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m.
6, 8, 9-District at Prairie
19-20-State at Caldwell