win 1 of 3 at Orofino
What was a pitcher’s duel for five innings turned into a wild game after the starters were lifted as Prairie beat Kamiah 8-5 in 8 innings Tuesday, March 13 at Kamiah.
Kamiah starting pitcher Lee Harding allowed only 1 hit in 5 innings but he was matched by Prairie starter Ronnie Chandler who allowed just 2 hits in his 6+ innings of work.
Conner Rieman had Prairie’s only hit off Harding, a single to right to lead off the fifth inning.
Prairie had a scoring threat in the second as an error, hit batsman and walk loaded the bases with 2 outs but Harding got out of the inning with a groundout to first.
Kamiah had a couple of scoring threats against Chandler including one in the first inning. The leadoff hitter doubled down the left field line and moved to third on a groundout. A fly out to left got Chandler out of the inning.
An outstanding defensive play saved a run in the third. Chandler hit a batter with one out and the next hitter doubled to deep left center. Rieman fielded the ball and threw to cut-off man David Sigler. Sigler turned and fired a strike to home and the base runner was about by a mile as catcher Dan Riener applied the tag.
In the sixth Prairie jumped on Kamiah’s relief pitcher. Chandler led off the inning and reached as the first baseman dropped the throw. After an out, Eric Daly and Nate Kaschmitter walked to load the bases. Rieman then drew a walk to force home the game’s first run. After a second out, Sigler singled to left with two runs scoring. Kyle Holthaus followed with a singled to left to score Rieman and Riener followed with a single up the middle that scored Sigler for a 5-0 Prairie lead.
In the bottom of the seventh Chandler tried to get the complete game win but ran out of gas as a walk, dropped fly ball and another walk loaded the bases for Kamiah.
Prairie wanted to go to Sigler to finish the game but he was hit by a pitch on his pitching arm earlier in the game. Holthaus was called on for his first varsity action. He gave up a 2 run single, got a comebacker for an out and then couldn’t find the strike zone as he walked a pair of hitters. Eric Daly was then called on to get out of the inning. He gave up a 2 run single that tied the game then struck out the next two hitters to send the game to extra innings.
Kamiah had changed pitchers again in the top of the seventh and he had gotten out of the inning with no damage. He struggled in the eighth though as he walked Kyle Daly and Sigler reached on an error by the third baseman. After a passed ball moved up the runners, Holthaus singled to left to score both runners.
Kamiah again changed pitchers and gave and intentional walk to Riener. After a fly ball out to center by Chandler moved Holthaus from second to third, Ben Schumacher got an RBI with a ground out to second.
Eric Daly continued to pitch in the bottom of the eighth and got two quick outs on a strikeout and groundout to short. Another grounder to short resulted in an error but Daly then got the final out on a groundout to second.
Prairie wound up with 8 runs on just 5 hits. Holthaus had a pair of singles while Sigler, Riener and Rieman each had a single.
Chandler pitched 6 plus innings of 2 hit baseball and was charged with the first 3 runs in the 7th. He had 2 walks and 3 hit batsmen with 5 strikeouts. Holthaus pitched 1/3 of an inning with 1 hit and 2 walks and gave up 2 runs. Daly pitched 1 2/3 innings allowing 1 hit and no walks with 3 strikeouts.
The Pirates improved to 2-2 on the season.
Prairie 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 3-8 5 4
Kamiah 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0-5 4 4
David Sigler tosses no-hitter at CV
David Sigler tossed a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Prairie Pirates defeated an overmatched C.V. team 25-0 at Kooskia Thursday, March 15.
Sigler allowed only 2 baserunners in the game. C.V. led off the game with a walk and in the third inning the #9 hitter reached on an error.
Prairie meanwhile pounded out 19 hits and took advantage of 9 Rams errors to pile up 25 runs.
They got 17 of them in the first inning as the first 17 hitters all reached base and scored.
C.V.’s starter never did get an out as he faced 12 hitters giving up 4 hits, 3 walks and 2 hit batsmen while his defense committed 4 errors behind him.
C.V. changed pitchers and the next 5 hitters all reached on 3 hits, a walk and an error before the first out was made. Prairie added 2 more hits before the inning was completed.
Dan Riener had 3 hits in the inning, a single, triple and double while Sigler and Nate Kaschmitter had 2 hits each.
In the fourth inning Prairie started subbing in reserves and managed to put another 6 runs up on the board thanks in large part to 3 errors.
They added 2 more runs in the fifth as Kyle Daly led off with a double and Kaschmitter followed with a single up the middle. Daly scored on an error and Riener singled home Kaschmitter.
Riener had 5 hits, a triple, double and 3 singles while Sigler wound up with 4 hits, a double and 3 singles.
Kyle Daly had 2 doubles and single and Kaschmitter had a double and 2 singles.
Joe Schumacher had a double and single and Ronnie Chandler and Andrew Gabica each had a single.
With the win Prairie is 1-0 in league play and 3-2 overall.
Prairie 17 0 0 6 2—25 19 1
C.V. 0 0 0 0 0— 0 0 9
Boys basketball award winners are shown. From left are J.D. Riener, most inspirational; Corey Schaeffer, Mr. Hustle and David Sigler, most valuable. All three were also co-captains.
5-Lewis County, there, 4:30 p.m.
7-Grangeville (V-JV), there, noon
10-Troy, here (2 games), 3 p.m.
12-Kendrick (V-JV), here, 3:30 p.m.
14-Council, there (2 games), noon MDT
17-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m.
20-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m.
23-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.
24-Genesee, there, (2 games), 4 p.m.
26-Timberline, there, 4 p.m.
30-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m.
5-District 1st round, Gen. & Kendrick
11-12-District at Kendrick
18-19-State at Caldwell