Lady Pirates win 3 of 4 at Orofino
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 3 of 4 games in a tournament at Orofino this past Friday and Saturday, March 16-17.
On Friday they defeated Orofino 8-7 and McCall-Donnelly 11-6. On Saturday they beat St. Maries 12-4 then lost to Colton 3-4.
The opening game against Orofino saw Prairie take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with a 2-out rally. Meghan VanderPas walked with 2 outs then stole second and third. Alli Holthaus then singled to left to score VanderPas.Kylie Uhlorn is ready to hit.
Orofino took the lead in the bottom of the second with a pair of runs on 3 hits and 2 errors.
Prairie tied it in the third with VanderPas again scoring the run. She walked with 1 out, stole second and came around to score when the catcher’s throw went into centerfield.
Prairie took the lead in the fourth with 3 runs. Kim Schaeffer led off with a walk and stole second. She scored on Kara Guyer’s 2-out triple to deep right center. Guyer then scored on VanderPas’ single. Holthaus moved VanderPas to third with a single up the middle and VanderPas scored on a wild pitch.
Prairie added 3 insurance runs in the top of the sixth and wound up needing all of them. Carolyn Sonnen pinchhit to lead off the inning and was hit by a pitch.  Sonnen went to second on a wild pitch. Tiffany Schaeffer then struck out but the ball got away from the catcher and she reached first with Sonnen going to third. Guyer grounded to short but an error on the play led to 2 runs scoring. VanderPas then singled with Guyer going to second.  Holthaus then grounded back to the pitcher for an out and Guyer was thrown out at the plate for a double play. VanderPas wound up on third and then scored the final Prairie run on a wild pitch.
In the bottom of the sixth Orofino rallied with 2 walks, 4 singles and a pair of Prairie errors for 5 runs. The tying run was on third and the winning run on second when VanderPas got a strikeout to end the inning. The game was then called due to time limit.
VanderPas and Holthaus each had 2 singles, Guyer a triple and Rachel Kaschmitter a single as Prairie had 6 hits.
VanderPas allowed 7 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks and 7 strikeouts.
Prairie committed 5 errors while Orofino made 2 errors.
Prairie    1 0 1 3 0 3—8 6 5
Orofino  0 2 0 0 0 5—7 9 2
Brooke Holthaus takes a swing at a high pitch.In the late game on Friday the Pirates scored 10 runs in the final 3 innings to break open a close game against McCall-Donnelly.
Guyer had a 2 run double in the fourth and a run scoring triple in the fifth to drive in 3 of those runs.
Prairie took the lead in the bottom of the first. VanderPas was walked with 2 outs. Holthaus’ single to left was misplayed by the left fielder allowing VanderPas to score and Holthaus to go to second.
McCall took the lead in the third with 3 runs on 2 walks and 3 singles.
Prairie came right back in the bottom of the third with their own 3-run inning.
McCall quickly got 2 outs then their shortstop dropped VanderPas’ pop-up for an error. Holthaus then grounded to short but the ball was thrown past the first baseman for another error. Kylie Uhlorn then blooped a single into right field that scored both runners. Uhlorn then scored on Hilaree VanderPas’ double to center.
McCall took back the lead with 2 runs in the fourth on a single and 2 throwing errors.
Prairie came right back through with 4 runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good.
Chantel Boniecki led off with a single to left and Kim Schaeffer followed with another single to left. Tiffany Schaeffer walked to load the bases for Guyer. Guyer doubled down the right field line to score 2 runs. Tiffany Schaeffer then scored on Meghan VanderPas’ groundout to third. 
After a second out, Uhlorn and Hilaree VanderPas both walk to reload the bases. Another error led to Guyer’s run that made it 8-5.
McCall scored another run in the top of the fifth on a walk and a double. The inning ended when the McCall hitter tried to stretch the double to a triple. Centerfielder Uhlorn threw to Holthaus at short who then threw to Guyer at third for the out.
In the bottom of the fifth Prairie added 3 more runs. Tiffany Schaeffer hit a 1-out single to left and Guyer followed with a triple to deep centerfield to score Schaeffer. Guyer then scored on a wild pitch. Meghan Vanderpas was walked and stole second and came home on an error.
After the fifth inning was over the game was called due to the time limit.
Prairie had 9 hits with Guyer collecting a double and triple. Hilaree VanderPas and Brooke Holthaus each had a double while Alli Holthaus, Uhlorn, Boniecki, Tiffany Schaeffer and Kim Schaeffer each had a single.
VanderPas allowed 6 runs on 6 hits with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.
McCall    0 0 3 2 1—  6 6 5
Prairie      1 0 3 4 3—11 9 3
In the early game Saturday against St. Maries, Prairie came from behind and then pulled away for the 12-4 win.
St. Maries scored 2 runs on 2 singles and a double to take the early lead.
Prairie answered with 3 runs in the top of the second on 2 hits and 3 errors.
Alli Holthaus, Hilaree VanderPas and Uhlorn reached on 3 straight errors to open the inning. Kim Schaeffer and Tiffany Schaeffer each had singles to bring in runs.
St. Maries tied it in the bottom of the inning on a double and a single.Kara Guyer watches her third hit of the game against Lapwai head into the outfield.
Prairie took the lead for good though in the top of the third. Meghan VanderPas led off with a walk and Alli Holthaus singled. After an out, Uhlorn was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Carolyn Sonnen then doubled home 2 runs to give Prairie a 5-3 lead.
Prairie added a run in the fifth when Hilaree VanderPas led off with a walk, moved to second on a goundout and scored on an error.
Prairie added 2 more in the sixth inning on 5 straight singles. Tiffany Schaeffer led off with a single with Guyer, Meghan VanderPas Alli Holthaus and Hilaree VanderPas each following with singles. Schaeffer and Guyer each scored.
Prairie added 4 more runs in the seventh inning on 3 walks, a hit batter and a single with a couple errors thrown in. Guyer had the only single of the inning.
Prairie wound up with 11 hits with Guyer having 3 singles, Tiffany Schaeffer and Alli Holthaus 2 singles each, Sonnen a double and Kim Schaeffer, Meghan VanderPas and Hilaree VanderPas a single each.
Meghan VanderPas allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.
Prairie          0 3 2 0 1 1 4—12 11 3
St. Maries    2 1 0 0 0 0 1—  4   7 4
In their final tournament game against Colton, Prairie took the lead in the top of the fifth but Colton took it back in the bottom of the inning and held on to win by 1 run.
Colton took the early lead with a first inning ron on a walk and a single.
Prairie took the lead in the second with a pair of runs. Hilaree VanderPas hit a 1-out double and Brooke Holthaus followed with a single. Uhlorn was hit by a pitch to load the bases and 2 runs scored on Chantel Bonieki’s single.
Colton tied the score in the third with a 1 out single, stolen base and 2 wild pitches.
In the top of the fifth Prairie took the lead when Kim Schaeffer led off with a single, went to second on an error and to third on a wild pitch. She scored on Guyer’s groundout. Meghan VanderPas then tripled but was stranded as the final out was made.
In the bottom of the fifth a walk, double and a single led to 2 runs and a 3-4 lead for Colton.
Prairie got a single by Brooke Holthaus in the sixth but 2 flyouts followed to end the inning. 
In the seventh Prairie loaded the bases with 2 outs on 2 walks and a hit batter. The final out was then made to end the game before a run could score.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game, a double and single by Hilaree VanderPas, a triple by Meghan VanderPas and a single each by Alli Holthaus, Brooke Holthaus, Boniecki and Kim Schaeffer.
Meghan VanderPas allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Prairie is 5-2 on the season after the weekend’s games.
Prairie 0 2 0 0 1 0 0—3 7 0
Colton 1 0 1 0 2 0 x—4 5 2

Lady Pirates win big at Lapwai
Meghan VanderPas tossed a no-hitter and hit a pair of homers as the Prairie Lady Pirates swamped Lapwai 19-0 Monday, March 19 at Lapwai.
VanderPas faced just 11 hitters in the 15-run mercy rule shortened 3 inning game, striking out 8 and walking 2. Meghan VanderPas heads for home on the first of her 2 second inning homers.
On the offensive side Prairie started slowly with just 2 runs in the first inning but made up for it with a 17-run second inning.
In the first inning Tiffany Schaeffer drew a leadoff walk, went to second on a passed ball and scored on Kara Guyer’s single to left. Guyer went to second on the throw to the plate. Guyer came around to score on a passed ball and a wild pitch.
In the second inning. Kim Schaeffer and Rachel Kaschmitter each walked. They scored on Tiffany Schaeffer’s triple to deep left field. Tiffany scored on Guyer’s single up the middle. Guyer then scored on VanderPas’ first of 2 homers in the inning. This one went over the left fielder’s head to the wall in straightaway left field.
A pair of errors put Alli Holthaus and Brooke Holthaus on but Alli was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a passed ball.
Chantel Boniecki blooped a single to right to score Tabitha Seubert, who was running for Brooke Holthaus.
Kylie Uhlorn, Kim Schaeffer and Kaschmitter each walked with a run being forced home. Tiffany Schaeffer hit a sacrifice fly to left to score another run and Guyer hit her third single of the game to score 2 more runs.
VanderPas then connected for her second 2-run homer of the inning, this time down the left field line all the way to the wall.
A double down the left field line by Alli Holthaus, bloop single to right by Brooke Holthaus, Boniecki reaching on an error and consecutive singles by Uhlorn, Kim Schaeffer and Kaschmitter led to 5 more runs scoring to make it 19-0.
Prairie got two more walks in the third inning but a forceout at third, strikeout and an out on the bases kept Prairie from scoring.
VanderPas struck out the side in the bottom of the third to end the game.
Prairie had 14 hits in 3 innings with VanderPas collecting 2 homers and a single, Guyer 3 singles, Tiffany Schaeffer a triple, Alli Holthaus a double and Brooke Holthaus, Boniecki, Uhlorn, Kim Schaeffer and Kaschmitter a single each. Everyone in the starting lineup got at least 1 hit.
With the win Prairie goes into Spring Break with a 6-2 record, 1-0 in league play.
Prairie      2 17 0—19 14 0
Lapwai    0   0 0—  0   0 3

Girls basketball awards were given last Wednesday. From left are Kylie Uhlorn, coaches award; Becky Gehring and Meghan VanderPas, co-most improved; Tabitha Sonnen, Miss Hustle; Nicole Nida, most valuable; and Randi Schumacher, coaches award. 

PHS Softball Schedule
2-JV team at Kamiah, 4:30 p.m.
3-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.--Cancelled, CV doesn't have a team this year.
5-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m.
10-vs. Sandpoint (2 games) at Lewiston, 3 p.m.
12-vs. Timberline (2 games) at Lewiston, 4:30 p.m.
13-JV team at Kamiah, 4:30 p.m.
14-Genesee, here (2 games) 11 a.m.
16-Grangeville, there (2 games) 4 p.m.
17-Culdesac, there, 4:30 p.m.
19-Kendrick, here, 4:30 p.m.
21-Troy, there, (2 games), 11 a.m.
23-Lapwai, here, 4:30 p.m.
24-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m.
1-Lewis County, there, 4:30 p.m.
3-Kendrick there, 4 p.m. (reschedule of cancelled March 12 game)
5, 8, 10-District at Prairie
18-19-State at Lewiston
Games in italics are additions to the schedule.
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