baseball starts Saturday
The District Baseball tournament starts this Saturday with games at Genesee and Juliaetta..
Prairie is the #2 seed into the tournament and will play Culdesac at 10 a.m. at Kendrick's baseball field at Juliaetta.
Should they win as expected, they would face the winner of the Kendrick-Lewis County game at approximately 4 p.m.
If they should happen to lose they would play again at 2 p.m. against the Kendrick-Lewis County loser.
Meanwhile Timberline and Troy play at 1 p.m. at Genesee with the winner playing Genesee at 3 p.m.
The tournament continues Thursday, May 11 with loser-out games at Juliaetta. Thursday's winners play Friday, May 12 at 1 p.m. with the championship game at approximately 3 p.m. The championship game loser will play the 1 p.m. game winner for the second seed to state. All of Friday's games are also at Juliaetta.
Pirates win at Timberline
Phil Henry tossed a 3 hitter as the Prairie Pirates won at Timberline 11-3 Tuesday, April 25.
Timberline took a 0-2 lead in the bottom of the third but Prairie came back to tie the score in the fourth and put the game away with a 5-run fifth.
They added 3 more in the sixth and 1 in the seventh.
Mat Forsmann led the hitting attack with a double and 2 singles and 2 RBI. C. J. Rieman also had 2 RBI on a double and single. Dan Riener, Sean Daly, Ron Chandler and Sam Forsmann each added a single as Prairie totaled 9 hits in the game.
Henry struck out 8 hitters in his 7 inning performance.
Prairie 0 0 0 2 5 3 111 9 2
Timberline 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 3 4
Pirates sweep Trojans
The Prairie Pirates spotted Troy a lead in both games of a doubleheader but managed to win both games 12-2 and 13-9 at Cottonwood Thursday, April 27.
In the opening game 3 errors in the first two innings led to a pair of Troy runs as the Trojans took a 1-2 lead.
Prairie took the lead for good though in the bottom of the second when Mat Forsmann hit a bases loaded triple that scored Sam Forsmann, who had beaten out an infield hit, and Chris Schumacher and Ben Schumacher, who had each walked.
C. J. Rieman then doubled to left to score Forsmann for a 5-2 Prairie lead.
The Pirates added two more in the fourth on a 2-run homer by Dan Riener.
The Pirates ended the game in the fifth on the 10-run mercy rule when they scored 5 more runs.
Ron Chandler led off with a walk and Nate Kaschmitter was put in to pinchrun. Kaschmitter went to second on an errant pickoff throw and Chris Schumacher walked. Ben Schumacher forced Kaschmitter at third.
Mat Forsmann then singled to load the bases. Rieman walked to force in Chris Schumacher and Riener hit a 2-run single to left. Phil Henry then ended the game with a 2-run double to deep centerfield.
Mat Forsmann pitched all 5 innings and allowed just 2 hits with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.
Prairie had 11 hits with Mat Forsmann going 4 for 4 with a triple. Riener had a homer and single and Rieman had a double and single. Henry had a double and Sam Forsmann and Chandler each had a single.
In the second game Prairie struggled early on as they didnt pick up their first hit until the third inning.
Meanwhile Troy scored 3 unearned runs in the second inning as 2 errors extended the inning.
Prairie picked up a run in the third when Eric Lerandeau was hit by a pitch leading off. He came around to score when Riemans hit and run single to left got past the left fielder for an error.
Troy made it a 1-9 lead with a 6-run fourth inning with 2 more errors contributing to the scoring.
5 runs scored after 2 outs were made. Prairie changed pitchers, pulling starter Riener in favor of Rieman. Rieman got the final out of the inning on a strikeout and pitched the final two innings allowing just a single while striking out 6 of the 8 hitters he faced.
In the top of the fifth the Pirates mounted an incredible comeback. Lerandeau led off the inning with a walk and then Mat Forsmann hit a 2-run homer to left. Two of the next three hitters were put out with Riener beating out an infield single. Riener scored on a double to left by Chandler. Ryan Daly went in to pinch-run for Chandler. Sam Forsmann then lofted a fly ball to right that was dropped with Daly scoring. Chris Schumacher and Sean Daly both walked to load the bases and Lerandeau walked to bring in another run. Troy then changed pitchers. Mat Forsmann greeted the new pitcher with a 2-run single to left and Rieman followed with a 3-run homer to right center that gave prairie their first lead of the game at 11-9. Riener beat out another infield hit. Kaschmitter was put in as a courtesy runner and went to second on a bad pickoff throw. Ben Schumacher singled home Kaschmitter and Chandler doubled in Schumacher to make it 13-9.
The game was called after the sixth inning due to darkness.
Riener gave up 9 runs in 3 2/3 innings on 8 hits. Only 3 of the 9 runs were earned. He had 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. Rieman pitched 2 1/3 innings and allowed no runs and 1 hit with 6 strikeouts.
Prairie collected 12 hits with Mat Forsmann having a homer and 2 singles. Chandler had 2 doubles and a single while Rieman had a homer and a single. Riener had 2 singles. Chris Schumacher had a double and Ben Schumacher had a single.
With the wins Prairie improves to 9-2 in league play and 10-5 overall.
Prairie 1 4 0 2 512 11 3
Troy 0 3 0 6 0 0 9 9 5
Girls win White Pine Meet Title
The Prairie girls track team won the White Pine League meet trophy at the League track meet Tuesday, April 25 at Lapwai.
Prairie took the title by just 4 points over Genesee, 108-104, with the winning margin being a first place in the final event of the day, the 4x400 relay.
Nicole Nida won both the 200 and 400 and anchored the 4x400 relay. She probably shouldve had 4 wins but false-started and was disqualified in the 100. She won the 200 in 26.8 and the 400 in a season best time of 1:01.5. She teamed with Kayla Lorentz, Gina Holthaus and Tabitha Sonnen in the relay to win in 4:29.1.
Also picking up a first place finish was Holthaus in the long jump at 15¾
Sonnen had two second places in the hurdles races. She was timed in 16.7 in the 100 hurdles and 49.9 in the 300 hurdles.
Kayla Uhlenkott took second in the triple jump at 291.
Casandra Schaeffer had a third place finish in the long jump at 139.
The girls also had a second place finish in the 4x100 relay in 56.2 and third in the 4x200 relay in 1:57.6.
For the boys team J.D. Riener was a double winner as he took the shot put at 478½ and the discus at 1356. In both events he defeated last years district champ in those events, Nathan Rosenau of Nezperce.
Jake Holthaus earned a second in the triple jump at 366.
Nida sweeps sprints at Kamiah Invitational
Nicole Nida swept the sprints to lead the Prairie girls track team to a strong third place finish at the Kamiah Invitational track meet Saturday, April 29.
Nida won the 100 in 12.9, the 200 in 26.8 and the 400 in 1:01.7. She was also part of the third place 4x100 relay team which had a time of 54.9. She teamed with Tabitha Sonnen, Randi Schumacher and Gina Holthaus.
Holthaus picked up a win in the long jump with a season best mark of 154½, just a couple inches short of her personal best set at state last year. She also took fourth in the 400 at 1:06.2.
Sonnen set a personal best in winning the 100 hurdles as she had a time of 16.5.
Kaylee Uhlenkott took fifth in the shot put with a mark of 324½.
For the boys J.D. Riener again broke the school record, this time by 9 feet as he won the discus with a mark of 15910. He was also third in the shot put with a mark of 48.
Other top 5 finishers for the Pirates were Tim Russell with a fifth in the 800 at 2:15.4 and Jake Holthaus with a fifth in the triple jump at 364.
6, 11, 12-District-at Kendrick-10 a.m. vs. Culdesac. Losers play at 2 p.m., winners at 4 p.m.
18-20-State at Lewiston
PIRATES TRACK 2006
12-13-Regionals at Kamiah, 4 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday
19-20-State at Boise