outscore Culdesac 25-15
In their first game in 2 weeks the Prairie baseball team outlasted Culdesac 25-15 in a “home” game played at Culdesac Tuesday, April 15.
The game was to be played at Cottonwood but threatening rain and snow led to the game being moved.
Prairie pitcher Ronnie Chandler wasn’t at his best as he gave up 4 straight hits to open the game but the Pirate offense took advantage of walks and timely hits to make it up.
Culdesac scored 4 runs in the top of the first but Prairie came back with 3 in the bottom of the inning.
Kyle Holthaus was hit by the first pitch thrown by Culdesac’s pitcher and Eric Daly followed with a 4-pitch walk.
Conner Rieman then pounded a double to centerfield that one-hopped the fence and score both runners. Rieman went to third on the throw to the plate and scored on Chandler’s groundout to short to cut the lead to 4-3.
In the second inning Prairie’s defense struggled with 3 errors leading to 3 unearned runs and a 3-7 Culdesac lead.
Prairie bounced back in their half of the second though to take their first lead.
Tyler Rogers led off with a walk and Seth Guyer singled to right. Holthaus grounded out by Rogers scored on the play. Daly singled up the middle to score Guyer and Rieman doubled again, to right center this time, to score Daly.
Chandler was intentionally walked and Steven Baerlocher followed with a bloop single to right that scored Rieman. Joe Schumacher also blooped a single to right that score Chandler to give Prairie an 8-7 lead.
Culdesac came back with a run in the third to tie the score but Prairie opened up a big lead in the bottom of the third with 6 more runs.
Guyer and Silas Whitley both walked and Holthaus followed with a fly ball to center that was dropped for an error to load the bases. Daly walked to force home Rogers and Rieman hit a sacrifice fly to left that scored Whitley.
Chandler was intentionally walked again to load the bases (probably something to do with a grand slam homer the previous time they played Culdesac).
After a second out Schumacher hit a 2-run double to left and Rogers followed with a 2-run double to right to make it 14-8.
In the fourth inning Culdesac didn’t score thanks to a pitcher to first to home double play. Culdesac’s leadoff hitter singled and stole second. Chandler struck out the next batter and the third hitter hit one back to Chandler who threw him out at first. The runner on second rounded third and tried to score but Baerlocher’s throw home got him as Rieman applied the tag.
Prairie then appeared to all but put the game away with a 7-run fourth inning.
Whitley led off with a double to left center that bounced out of the glove of the centerfielder. Holthaus was then hit by a pitch and Daly singled to load the bases. Rieman hit a fly ball to right that was dropped, scoring Whitley. Chandler then drew a walk to force in another run and Baerlocher walked to score Daly. Culdesac changed pitchers and Schumacher greeted him with an infield single that scored Rieman.
Chandler scored on an attempted pickoff play. After an out Guyer singled to score Baerlocher and Whitley picked up Schumacher with a sacrifice fly to center to make it 21-8.
It appeared Prairie was going to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule in the top of the fifth but Culdesac put together a rally.
A double, hit batsman, 2 singles, an error, a double and a 3-run homer led to 7 runs for the Wolves, cutting the lead to 21-15 and forcing the Pirates to bat in the bottom of the fifth.
Daly walked to lead off the inning and Rieman followed with his third double of the game to score Daly.
Chandler walked and was forced at second by Baerlocher for the first out. Baerlocher reached when the potential double play throw got past the first baseman. Rieman scored on the play. Schumacher and Rogers both walked to load the bases and Guyer walked to forced home Baerlocher.
Whitley then hit one back to the pitcher who forced Schumacher at home but the catcher’s throw to first to get Whitley got past the first baseman allowing Rogers to come home with the game-ending run.
Prairie had 13 hits in the game led by Rieman who had 3 doubles and 6 RBI. Schumacher had a double and 2 singles and 4 RBI.
Daly had 2 singles and scored 5 runs while Baerlocher had a single and 3 RBI. Guyer had 2 singles while Rogers and Whitley each had a double.
Prairie also benefited from 14 walks and 2 hit batsmen.
Chandler allowed 14 hits and 15 runs with only 1 walk while striking out 6. He hit one batter.
Culdesac 4 3 1 0 7—15 14 4
Prairie 3 5 6 7 4—25 13 5
Pirates beat Timberline 15-5
The Prairie baseball team pounded out 20 hits and survived a rough inning defensively to beat Timberline 15-5 in their first home game of the season at Cottonwood Thursday, April 17.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Timberline but was moved to Prairie due to field conditions there.
Prairie took the lead in the first inning with 2 runs on 3 hits. Eric Daly beat out an infield single then stole second. Ronnie Chandler doubled to the fence in left to score Daly. Chandler moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Steven Baerlocher’s single up the middle.
Timberline got on the scoreboard in the second inning with a leadoff double and a run-scoring single later in the inning.
The Pirates jumped on the Spartans for 7 runs in the second inning as they sent 12 hitters to the plate.
Seth Guyer led off with a double and Tyler Rogers walked with one out. Guyer scored on Kyle Holthaus’ double to the left field fence. Rogers and Holthaus both scored on Daly’s triple that got past the fielder in left. Rieman followed with a high fly ball that Timberline’s centerfielder lost in the sun. It fell in for another triple that scored Daly. Chandler’s sacrifice fly scored Rieman and Baerlocher followed with a double to center. Joe Schumacher reached on an error and consecutive singles by Guyer and Silas Whitley scored Baerlocher and Schumacher to give Prairie a 9-1 lead.
Prairie gave up 4 runs in the third inning with 3 errors contributing heavily. Timberline also had 2 doubles and a single in the inning as they closed the gap to 9-5.
Prairie answered back with 3 in the bottom of the inning as Daly single, Rieman double and Chandler brought them both home with a 3-run homer over the left field fence. It was his first ever homer at the Prairie baseball field.
Neither team scored in the fourth and pitcher Holthaus escaped a bases loaded jam in the top of the fifth with a strikeout.
In the bottom of the fifth Prairie needed 3 runs to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. Chandler led off with a single to left and Baerlocher walked. A balk call moved the runners to second and third. Schumacher then singled to score both runners. Guyer followed with a single and Whitley’s single scored Schumacher to end the game.
Holthaus pitched well for the Pirates, allowing 5 runs, only 2 of them earned, on 9 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts.
The Pirates pounded out 20 hits as everyone in the lineup had at least 1 hit.
Chandler, Daly, Baerlocher and Guyer each had 3 hits as Chandler had a homer, double and a single, Daly a triple and 2 singles, while Baerlocher and Guyer each had a double and 2 singles.
Rieman had a double and a triple. Schumacher and Whitley each had 2 singles, Holthaus had a double and Rogers had a single.
Timberline 0 1 4 0 0— 5 8 1
Prairie 2 7 3 0 3—15 20 3
Pirates lose at Kendrick
The Prairie baseball team was outscored 0-5 in the final 2 innings and lost 4-9 at Kendrick Friday, April 18.
Prairie had fallen behind early 0-4 but put together a 4-run fourth inning to tie the game with Ronnie Chandler’s home run helping to tie the score.
The score stayed tied until the bottom of the fifth when Kendrick pushed a run across. The Tigers added 4 more runs in the sixth to win going away.
Prairie managed just 4 hits against 3 Kendrick pitchers. Chandler had a homer, Steven Baerlocher had a pair of singles and Tyler Rogers had a single.
Chandler pitched for the Pirates and gave up 10 hits.
With the loss Prairie drops to 5-2 on the season and 4-1 in league play.
Prairie 0 0 4 0 0 0 0—4 4 5
Kendrick 3 1 0 0 1 4 x—9 10 7
Pirates swept by Genesee
The Prairie baseball team was swept in a league doubleheader at Genesee Monday, April 21 by scores of 0-21 and 6-8.
Genesee’s Beau Dahmen no-hit the Pirates in the opening game and the Bulldogs turned the game into a rout with a 14-run third inning.
Kyle Holthaus took the loss on the mound for the Pirates, pitching into the third inning before Eric Daly came on in relief.
The second game was much more competitive although Genesee jumped on Ronnie Chandler for 4 runs in the top of the first and never trailed.
Prairie answered back with 2 runs in the bottom of the first and the score stood at 2-4 until the fourth when Genesee tacked on 2 runs.
The Bulldogs added another in the fifth but Prairie bounced back with 3 in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 5-7.
They pulled within a run at 6-7 with a run in the bottom of the sixth but Genesee added an insurance run in the seventh and held on for the win.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game led by Chandler who had a single and a double. Collecting 2 singles each were Conner Rieman and Joe Schumacher. Daly added another single.
The losses drop Prairie to 4-3 in league play and 5-4 overall.
Prairie 0 0 0 0 0— 0 0 5
Genesee 4 3 14 0 x—21 16 0
Genesee 4 0 0 2 1 0 1—8 8 3
Prairie 2 0 0 0 3 1 0—6 7 5
David Sigler and Kyler Shumway went to the National Underclassmen Football Combine at Boise last weekend. High school underclassmen compete against football players from around the western states in football skills tests. Both did very well with Kyler winning the MVP Defensive Lineman award while David received honorable mention as a wide receiver. Award winners are invited to the National Ultimate 100 Combine in July in California.
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. Cancelled.
17-at C.V. (Non-league) won 10-0
20-at Culdesac, won 19-3
3-Kamiah, here - cancelled, Kamiah has no team this year
15-Culdesac, won 25-15
17-Timberline, won 15-5
18-at Kendrick, lost 4-9
19-McCall, here, cancelled
21-at Genesee (2 games) lost 0-21, 6-8
22-Timberline, played at Kamiah, lost 7-8, details next week
24-Lewis County, here (2-includes postponed game)
9-10-District continues at Kendrick
16-17-State at Kendrick