lose season opener
The Prairie baseball team got no-hit in their season opener as they lost 1-11 to St. Maries at Orofino Friday, March 7.
According to coach Pat Holthaus St. Maries was a very good team with an excellent pitcher. He said the starting pitcher Dalton Baker “threw about 90 (miles per hour).” Baker wound up with 12 strikeouts and just 2 walks in 5 innings.
Prairie didn’t have a baserunner until the fourth inning when Kyle Daly walked.
They broke through for a run in the fifth when Ronnie Chandler walked and went to second and then third on passed balls.
Steven Baerlocher then had a tremendous at-bat, fouling off nine pitches before finally swinging and missing at a pitch in the dirt. The catcher fielded the wild pitch and threw Baerlocher out at first allowing Chandler to score from third.
Chandler pitched for the Pirates giving up 11 hits and 11 runs while striking out 4 and walking 3. He got only 1 out in the fifth before St. Maries scored the run that ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Baker was also the hitting star for the Lumberjacks as he hit for the cycle (homer, triple, double, single).
The Pirates were to play Colton on Saturday but a 2-hour rain delay, combined with other commitments for a couple Prairie players left the Pirates shorthanded and unable to field a team.
Playing for the Pirates were Kyle Holthaus, Kyle Daly, Eric Daly, Chandler, Conner Rieman, Baerlocher, Joe Schumacher, Tyler Rogers and Seth Guyer.
Prairie 0 0 0 0 1— 1 0 3
St. Maries 6 2 1 1 2—11 11 0
Schaeffer wins 3-point shooting contest at All-Star game
Three Prairie players competed in the District II All-Star basketball games Wednesday, March 5 at Lewiston’s Booth Hall.
Sarah Arnzen and Tiffany Schaeffer played for the Girls South team that won 42-39.
Schaeffer scored 4 points while Arnzen was held scoreless. Schaeffer also won the girls’ 3-point shooting contest.
Kenneth Enneking played for the Boys South team, which also won, 75-72. He scored 3 points in the game.
Only seniors are eligible to be selected for the district all-star teams.
The PHS boys basketball coaches gave awards for everything they could think of. Shown are the varsity and JV award winners. Back from left are David Sigler, most valuable, most assists and team captain; Kenneth Enneking, senior award and most inspirational; Eric Daly, Pirate award; Tyler Forsmann, team captain; Branden Waller, best defensive player and most rebounds; Derek Schaeffer, JV most valuable, most improved and team captain; Seth Guyer, JV Pirate Award and Beau Schlader, JV most inspirational and team captain. Front from left are Conner Rieman, varsity Pirate award and JV 6th man award; Kyle Holthaus, varsity hustle award and JV best defensive player award; Kyle Daly, team captain; Devin Schmidt, most improved and Brock Heath, JV hustle award.
PIRATES BOYS BASEBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
7-at Orofino Tournament vs. St. Maries, lost 1-11
8-at Orofino Tournament vs. Colton, 9 a.m.; wet fields, didn't play
11-at Kamiah, no game, Kamiah doesn't have a team this year
13-vs. Potlatch at Lewiston (2 games), 4:30 p.m.
17-at C.V. (Non-league)
3-Kamiah, here - cancelled, Kamiah has no team this year
5-At Lewis County, 11 a.m.
8-at Genesee (2 games)
17-at Timberline, 4:30 p.m.
19-McCall, here, 11 a.m.
24-Lewis County, here
9-10-District continues at Kendrick
16-17-State at Kendrick