Lady Pirates win 15-1 at Culdesac
Sam Frei tossed a 1-hitter as the Prairie Lady Pirates won 15-1 at Culdesac Tuesday, March 11.
The game was a lot closer than the final score would indicate as Prairie led just 3-1 after five innings.Sam Frei tossed a 1-hitter at Culdesac.
Frei, in only her second varsity start, had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning with the only Culdesac hit being a shot down the third base line that third baseman Kara Guyer had deflect off her wrist. It deflected toward shortstop Alli Holthaus, who nearly came up with the catch for an out that would’ve preserved the no-hitter.
Tiffany Schaeffer drew a walk to lead off the game, stole second and scored on Guyer’s double to left center. Guyer wound up getting thrown out trying to stretch her double into a triple.
Culdesac tied the score in the bottom of the first when Frei hit the second batter, who stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored after a rundown when the ball was dropped at the plate by Prairie.
Prairie took the lead for good in the third when Guyer reached on an error, went to second on a wild pitch and to third on Hilaree VanderPas’ bloop single to left. Guyer scored on Brooke Holthaus’ sacrifice fly to left.
Kim Schaeffer led off the fourth inning with a triple down the right field line and scored on Leora Laurino’s sacrifice fly to center.
In the top of the sixth Culdesac’s starting pitcher appeared to be tiring after she got two quick outs.
Kim Schaeffer reached on an error that seemed to open the floodgates. Laurino followed with a single to right then Rachel Kaschmitter hit an RBI single down the third base line.
Alena Hoene then blooped an RBI single to right and Tiffany Schaeffer followed with an infield single that scored Kaschmitter. An error on the play led to Hoene scoring. 
Guyer then tripled to left center to score Tiffany and make it 8-1.
In the top of the seventh Brooke Holthaus led off with a double to left center and Alli Holthaus scored courtesy runner Amber Holthaus with a single to left. Kim Kara Guyer looks at the umpire as he gives the safe sign at third base.Schaeffer followed with a bloop single and Laurino walked. At that point Culdesac changed pitchers. Kaschmitter hit an infield single with Alli Holthaus scoring. After an out, Tiffany Schaeffer doubled down the left field line, scoring Kim Schaeffer and Laurino. Guyer followed with a walk and VanderPas scored Kaschmitter with a ground out to third.
Brooke Holthaus walked to load the bases. Alli Holthaus got an infield hit with Tiffany Schaeffer scoring and Kim Schaeffer walked to force home Guyer to make it 15-1.
Frei allowed just the 1 run and 1 hit while striking out 7, walking 3 and hitting 3 batters.
Prairie had 13 hits with Guyer getting a triple and a double, Kim Schaeffer a triple and a single, Tiffany Schaeffer a double and a single, Alli Holthaus and Kaschmitter 2 singles each, Brooke Holthaus a double and Laurino, VanderPas and Hoene a single each as every starter had at least 1 hit.
Prairie and Culdesac also played 2 innings of JV ball with Prairie outscoring Culdesac 16-0.
Culdesac tried 3 different pitchers and they all had trouble throwing strikes.
Prairie scored 9 runs in the first inning without benefit of a hit. 10 walks and 2 errors accounted for the runs.
Camille Schumacher led off the second inning with Prairie’s first hit with Meaghan Bruner and Samantha Spencer each adding a hit in the inning in addition to 8 more walks as they scored 7 more runs. Spencer’s hit was a double to left.
Everyone in the lineup scored at lead 1 run with Hoene scored 3 runs after being walked 3 times.
Tiffany Schaeffer pitched what had to be a confidence building 2 innings after her control problems at Orofino the week before. She struck out the side in the first inning and gave up just a single and hit batter in the second inning. She had 4 strikeouts while facing just 8 hitters.
The game was called after 2 innings due to darkness.
Prairie     1 0 1 1 0 5 7—15 13 3
Culdesac 1 0 0 0 0 0 0—  1   1 5

Lady Pirates clobber Kamiah 24-0
The Prairie Lady Pirates softball team scored 16 runs in the second inning on their way to a 24-0 rout of Kamiah Monday, March 17 at Kamiah.
Prairie scored 4 runs in the opening inning on 7 hits with only an odd double play getting them out of the inning.Tiffany Schaeffer snags a sinking liner near the foul line in right field at Kamiah.
After a leadoff out, Prairie had 7 consecutive hits, a single each by Kara Guyer, Hilaree VanderPas, Brooke Holthaus, Kim Schaeffer, Leora Laurino and Rachel Kaschmitter and a double by Alli Holthaus.
They had the bases loaded with just 1 out when Alena Hoene swung at strike 3. The ball got away from the catcher but with first base occupied and less than 2 outs, Hoene was out anyway. That didn’t keep Kim Schaeffer from trying to score for third on the play and she wound up getting put out at the plate for the third out.
In the second inning the first 17 batters all made it on base before an out was made. Included were 5 walks, 10 singles, a long triple by VanderPas and an error. 16 runs scored with Kaschmitter’s 2-run single capping off the scoring. Kamiah then got out of the inning with 3 consecutive outs.
VanderPas led off the third inning with her second long triple and scored when Brooke Holthaus reached on an error. A walk, single and another error led to 3 more runs.
Meanwhile Sam Frei had another strong outing in the pitching circle. She got into trouble in the first inning with 3 walks and a single but a pickoff play at third helped keep Kamiah from scoring.
In the other two innings she allowed just 1 baserunner, on a walk, and that one was erased on a game-ending double play. The hitter lined out to second baseman Kaschmitter and she doubled off the runner at first.
Frei allowed just 1 hit with 1 strikeout and 4 walks.
Prairie pounded out 20 hits as they improved to 3-0 on the season.
VanderPas had 2 triples and a single and 2 RBI, Alli Holthaus had a double and 2 singles and 3 RBI, Brooke Holthaus had 3 singles and 3 RBI, Laurino had 3 singles and 2 RBI, Kaschmitter had 2 singles and 4 RBI, Kim Schaeffer had 2 singles and 2 RBI, Guyer had 2 singles and 1 RBI, Hoene had a single and 2 RBI and Tiffany Schaeffer had a single and 1 RBI.
Prairie      4 16 4—24 20 0
Kamiah    0   0 0—  0   1 3
Kara Guyer throws to first for an out at Kamiah. Kim Schaeffer is back to the camera playing first.
Kim Schaeffer rounds second as she hit a triple down the right field line at Culdesac. 

Prairie Girls Softball 2008 schedule
All games start at 4 p.m. unless indicated
7-At Orofino Tournament-vs. St. Maries, won 11-7; vs. Orofino, won 7-6
8-At Orofino Tournament, due to weather delays, didn't play
11-at Culdesac, won 15-1
13-at Lapwai, rained out. rescheduled to April 22 as part of doubleheader
17-at Kamiah, won 24-0
18-vs. Timberline at Sunset Park in Lewiston (2 games), won 17-1, 12-0, details next week
19-at Orofino, 4:30 p.m., won 11-10, details next week
1-vs. Potlatch at Lewiston, 2 games, 4 p.m. (change from vs. C.V. as C.V. doesn't have a team this year)
3-Lewis County here (date changed to April 3)
8-at Kendrick, 2 games, 3:30 p.m.
14-Grangeville here
15-Culdesac here
17-Kamiah here
19-Troy here, 2 games, 11 a.m.
21-at Grangeville
22-Lapwai here (2)
24-vs. Genesee at Airport Park, Lewiston, 2 games
28-at Lewis County
3, 5, 7-District at Prairie
16-17-State at Caldwell
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