beat Troy at District
The Prairie baseball team took advantage of Troy errors in the first inning to take the lead and used a 10-run third inning to put the game away as they beat Troy 14-2 in an elimination game of the District Baseball Tournament Friday, May 9 at Juliaetta.
The game started out like the two teams wanted to see who could make the most errors as 3 first inning errors by the Pirates had led to Troy taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.
Prairie answered though in the bottom of the first by scoring 3 runs without benefit of a hit as Troy committed 3 errors.
Eric Daly reached on an error by the second baseman and stole second. Conner Rieman than struck out on a low pitch that got past the catcher, allowing him to go to first and Daly to advance to third.
The pair then pulled off a successful delayed double steal with Daly scoring.
A wild pitch advanced Rieman to third base.
Ronnie Chandler walked and stole second. Rieman scored on Steven Baerlocher’s groundout to short and Chandler scored when Joe Schumacher’s hard grounder to third went between the third baseman’s legs into left field.
After the rocky first inning Prairie pitcher Daly settled down and shut the Trojans out the rest of the way. He allowed 2 hits in the first inning and just 2 hits in the other four innings combined. The defense also tightened up, committing just 1 error over the final 4 innings.
Prairie meanwhile put the game away in the third inning as they sent 15 hitters to the plate. Daly led off with a walk and Rieman followed with Prairie’s first hit of the game, a single up the middle. Daly stole third and Rieman later stole second. Chandler grounded out to third but Daly was able to score on the play. After a second out Schumacher walked. Seth Guyer then reached on an error with Rieman scoring. Silas Whitley followed with a 2 run single to right center. Tyler Rogers walked and Kyle Holthaus singled up the middle to score Whitley.
Daly then reached on an error with Rogers and Holthaus both scoring.
Rieman walked and Chandler was then intentionally walked to load the bases. Baerlocher followed with a 2-run single to left and Schumacher followed with a run-scoring single of his own to make it 13-2.
Prairie added another run in the bottom of the fourth when Whitley led off with a walk, advanced to second on a passed ball and then scored when Daly’s fly ball to left was dropped for an error.
Daly pitched all 5 innings allowing 4 hits and 2 unearned runs with 4 strikeouts, 1 walk and 3 hit batsmen.
Prairie had 5 hits in the game, all singles. Holthaus, Rieman, Baerlocher, Schumacher and Whitley had 1 hit each.
Troy 2 0 0 0 0— 2 4 6
Prairie 3 0 10 1 x—14 5 4
Pirates eliminated by Eagles
A 10-run first inning by the Lewis County Eagles led to a 5-15 loss by the Prairie Pirates and elimination from the district baseball tournament Saturday, May 10 at Juliaetta.
The game was delayed by almost half an hour as the Kendrick team worked the field after sprinklers had been left on most of the night. Due to that the teams weren’t able to take infield prior to the game and it may have hurt the Pirates who wound up committing 4 errors on the infield in the first inning.
Errors had nothing to do with the Eagles first four runs as the first four hitters in the lineup had a double, single, triple and double with the fourth run scoring when the fifth batter grounded out to second for the first out.
Then the errors came. Two consecutive errors on infield grounders helped turn what should’ve been a 4-run inning into a 10-run disaster as the Eagles added 4 more hits after that.
Prairie meanwhile couldn’t get anything going against Eagles’ pitcher Cody Boltz.
A walk by Eric Daly and an error which allowed Ronnie Chandler to reach in the first inning put runners on second and third but Prairie couldn’t bring them around.
In the second inning Joe Schumacher was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning but 3 straight grounders back to the pitcher followed.
Lewis County added a run in the bottom of the second to take a 0-11 lead into the third.
Prairie finally put a rally together.
Kyle Holthaus led off with a double to deep right center. It looked like he might also end the inning on the bases as a popup to the pitcher and a fly ball out to center followed.
Chandler was then hit by a pitch and moved to second on a wild pitch. Steven Baerlocher then singled to right to score both runners.
A balk moved Baerlocher to second and Schumacher followed with a single to put runners on first and third. Seth Guyer then singled to right to score Baerlocher. Silas Whitley was walked to load the bases but a strikeout ended the inning.
L.C. answered right back though with 3 runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The damage might’ve been worse if Holthaus hadn’t gunned out a runner at the plate after a single to left. Tyler Rogers retrieved the ball, threw to Holthaus who then threw to Rieman at the plate for the out.
Prairie was able to score twice in the top of the fourth on another 2-out rally.
Daly reached on an error and after the second out was made, Chandler beat out an infield single. Baerlocher singled to left to score Daly and Chandler scored when Schumacher reached on an error by the third baseman.
Prairie got the Eagles out in order in the fourth and looked to cut more into the lead in the fifth but went down in order on 2 strikeouts and a popup.
Lewis County then got a leadoff single in the bottom of the fifth and sacrificed him to second. A fly ball to right with a great running catch by Whitley was the second out of the inning but a hit batsman and a single ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Chandler pitched for the Pirates giving up 16 hits and 15 runs with 2 walks, 2 hit batsmen and 1 strikeout.
Prairie managed 6 hits in the game. Baerlocher had 2 singles and 3 RBI while Holthaus had a double and Chandler, Schumacher and Guyer each had a single.
With the loss Prairie ends their season with an 11-8 record. It’s the second straight year that Lewis County has ended Prairie’s season.
Prairie 0 0 3 2 0— 5 6 4
L.C. 10 1 3 0 1—15 16 3
Kyle Daly, David Sigler, Brandon Waller, and Kyler Shumway (the "4 Horsemen") are at the Idaho High School Football Combine and Showcase held last Saturday in Boise. The event was hosted by the Athletic Training Center of Boise and Bishop Kelly High School. Athletes were tested in the 40 yd. dash, vertical jump, standing broad jump, 3 cone drill, pro agility drill, medicine ball throw, quarterback radar throw, and bench press. College football coaches were allowed to scout athletes as they tested and during the afternoon while the athletes did one-on-one and three-on-three skills testing.
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. 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
24-Lewis County, here lost 9-10, won 24-3
25-Kendrick, won 12-10
28-at Troy, won 16-13, 17-11
29-C.V. here, cancelled due to weather
3-Second round of District Tournament at Juliaetta and Genesee. Lost to Genesee 0-10
9-10-District continues at Juliaetta. beat Troy 14-2, lost to Lewis County 5-15 to end the season.