Pirates edged by Culdesac
The Prairie softball team couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead as they lost at Culdesac 2-3 last Tuesday, April 18.
The game was moved to Culdesac due to wet field conditions at Cottonwood.
Prairie scored in the first inning and added another run in the fourth for a 2-0 lead.
Culdesac came back to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth with the help of an error that kept the inning alive.
In the bottom of the seventh Culdesac was able to push across the winning run.
Prairie outhit the Wolves 6-5, but all 6 of Prairie’s hits were singles while 2 of Culdesac’s 5 hits were doubles including the game-tying hit in the fifth.
Meghan VanderPas pitched for the Pirates.
The loss was Prairie’s first league loss of the season as they fall to 8-3 overall and 5-1 in league play.
Prairie 1 0 0 1 0 0 0—2 6 1
Culdesac 0 0 0 0 2 0 1—3 5 0
Lady Pirates blast Kubs
The Prairie Lady Pirates scored 10 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 16-1 win over Kamiah Monday, April 24 in their first home game of the season.
Alli Holthaus hit a grand slam homer to highlight the 10-run first.
Meanwhile Alicia Pepper, in her first varsity start, went three innings and allowed just 1 hit and 1 run while striking out 6. Meghan VanderPas pitched the fourth and final inning.
Prairie ended the game with a run in the bottom of the fourth that invoked the 15-run mercy rule.
Ashley Schaeffer had 3 of Prairie’s 10 hits including a triple and four RBI. VanderPas had a triple and a single. Tiffany Schaeffer added a triple and Kylie Uhlorn, Kara Guyer and Lindsey Crea each had a single.
Prairie improves to 9-3 on the season.
Kamiah 1 0 0 0— 1 1 6
Prairie 10 0 5 1—16 10 1
Nida sweeps sprints
Nicole Nida won all three sprint races as the Prairie girls track team took second overall at a 10-school meet at Lapwai Tuesday, April 18.
Nida won the 100 in 13.2, the 200 in 26.88 and the 400 in 1:04.22.
For the boys team J.D. Riener won the shot put competition at 47’8”.
The girls also picked up a win in the 1600 relay as the team of Nida, Tabitha Sonnen, Kayla Lorentz and Nuxoll won in 4:28.2.
Sonnen finished second in both hurdles races as she was second behind Highland’s Spencer Thomason in the 100 hurdles in 17.47 and second to Nezperce’s Jessica Baskett in the 300 hurdles in 51.76.
Kayla Uhlenkott was fourth in the 400 in 1:10.06 and fourth in the triple jump at 28’1½”.
Gina Holthaus took second in the long jump at 14’3” with Casandra Schaeffer third at 13’3”.
Kaylee Uhlenkott was fifth in the shot put at 31’2”.
The 400 meter relay team took second at 56.81.
For the boys team Tim Russell placed in two events as he was fifth in both the 800 and 1600. In the 800 he was timed in 2:18.65 and 5:19.96 in the 1600.
Holthaus second in long jump
Gina Holthaus, with a second in the long jump, was Prairie’s highest finisher at the Lewis & Clark Games at Kamiah Saturday, April 22.
She had a mark of 15’3½”.
The girls team also had 2 relays place fourth, the 400 relay in 55.7 and the 1600 relay in 4:39.5.
For the boys J.D. Riener had two third place finishes. He was third in the shot put at 47’11½”, a personal best, and in the discus at 148’6”.
Also in the top five finishers was Tim Russell in the 800 who used a great finishing kick to take fourth in 2:15.0.
The girls team was missing two of their big guns as both Nicole Nida and Tabitha Sonnen missed the meet to be at their grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Both are granddaughters of Ron and Doris Sonnen.
LADY PIRATES SOFTBALL 2006
28-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m. (makeup of rainout)
4-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m.
6, 8, 9-District at Prairie
19-20-State at Caldwell
PIRATES TRACK 2006
12-13-Regionals at Kamiah, 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday
19-20-State at Boise