Pirates hit 4 homers at Culdesac
Kyle Holthaus tossed a 1-hitter and the Prairie Pirates combined for 4 home runs as they downed Culdesac 11-1 in their season opener at Culdesac Thursday, March 19.David Sigler makes a throw from shortstop to put out a Culdesac runner. At right is leftfielder Eric Daly.
After a scoreless first inning, Conner Rieman led off the second with a single to left and Steven Baerlocher followed with a walk.
Joe Schumacher then hit a long line drive to left field that hit the scoreboard for a 3-run homer. It bounced right back onto the field of play leading Schumacher to believe he had just a long single until he was told to circle the bases.
After an out Seth Guyer doubled to deep right center and scored on Holthaus’ single to left to make it 4-0.
Ronnie Chandler led off the third inning with a long homer to left that went high over the scoreboard. Rieman followed with a homer of his own to left center. Baerlocher followed with his own long drive but unfortunately he hit his to the deepest part of the ballpark in right center for a long out.
Schumacher reached on an error, Kyle Daly was hit by a pitch and Seth Guyer beat out an infield single to load the bases. Schumacher was then forced at home by Eric Daly but Kyle Daly scored when Holthaus beat out an infield hit to make it 7-0.
Culdesac changed pitchers in the fourth but Prairie was still able to add 2 more runs. Rieman was walked and stole second. Baerlocher singled to left center scoring Rieman. Schumacher walked and with 2 outs, Guyer doubled in Baerlocher.
In the bottom of the fourth, Holthaus was cruising on the mound with a perfect game after retiring the first 11 hitters. An error with 2 outs in the fourth followed by a double accounted for both Culdesac’s only hit and only run. Holthaus then retired the next 4 hitters he faced to complete the 1-hitter.
Prairie added 2 more runs in the fifth to get to the 10-run margin needed to end the game in the fifth.
David Sigler homered to left center and Chandler followed with a single. Rieman beat out and infield single and Baerlocher followed with a single that scored Chandler.
Hotlhaus wound up with 8 strikeouts and allowed no walks. He allowed just 2 baserunners in his 5 innings of work.
Prairie had 14 hits led by Rieman who had 3 hits including a homer with 1 RBI. Guyer had a pair of doubles with an RBI. Chandler had a homer and a single and 1 RBI. Holthaus and Baerlocher each had 2 hits and 2 RBI. Schumacher had a homer and 3 RBI and Sigler had a homer and 1 RBI.
Prairie     0 4 3 2 2—11 13 1
Culdesac 0 0 0 1 0—  1   1 1
Kyle Holthaus tossed a 1-hitter at Culdesac, allowing just 2 baserunners.
Pirates win big at Kamiah
The Prairie Pirates scored 9 runs in the first inning and cruised to a 14-1 win at Kamiah Friday, March 20.Tyler Rogers makes a catch in left field against Kamiah. At right is shortstop David Sigler.
Eric Daly pitched for the Pirates and allowed just 2 singles and 1 walk in five innings of work while striking out 9.
Offensively Prairie’s first 14 hitters all reached base against Kamiah’s Asa Welch who wound up throwing 70 pitches in the first inning alone.
Eric Daly led off with an infield single and stole second. He scored on Kyle Holthaus’ single up the middle.
David Sigler walked and Ronnie Chandler reached on an error with Holthaus scoring. Steve Baerlocher walked to load the bases.
Joe Schumacher then doubled down the left field line with Sigler and Chandler both scoring. Guyer walked to reload the bases. Kyle Daly followed with an infield grounder to short that saw Baerlocher forced out at home. Tyler Rogers then walked to force in Schumacher for a run. Eric Daly followed with a single to center that scored both Guyer and Kyle Daly.
Shawn Seubert went in to run for Eric and stole second. He moved to third on Holthaus’ infield hit and then scored when a balk was called on Welch. Sigler walked and Chandler reached on an infield single with Holthaus scoring to make it 9-0.
The Pirates added 3 more runs in the second inning. Kyle Daly walked and beat the attempted force play at second as Rogers reached. Eric Daly then blooped a single into left to score Kyle. Holthaus forced Rogers at third leaving runners on 1st and second for Sigler who hit a long fly to the fence in straightaway center for a 2-run double.
Prairie didn’t score in either the third or fourth but in the bottom of the fourth Kamiah scored their only run. Welch singled and stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout to short. Welch’s single broke up Daly’s no-hit bid.
Prairie added 2 more runs in the top of the fifth as Baerlocher led off with a single and Schumacher followed with a single.  Guyer singled to score Baerlocher and Kyle Daly walked to load the bases. Schumacher wound up scoring when an attempted pickoff throw to third went into left field.
Daly allowed another single in the bottom of the fifth but got out of the inning with the game ending on the 10-run mercy rule.
Prairie had 12 hits in the game led by Eric Daly who had 3 singles and 3 RBI. Sigler had a pair of doubles and 2 RBI. Schumacher had a double and a single and 2 RBI. Holthaus had 2 singles and an RBI. Chandler and Guyer each had a single and an RBI and Baerlocher had a single.
There was 2 innings of JV ball played with Kyle Marker collecting the only hit for Prairie while Jarrett Frei scored their only run as they were beaten 1-5 by Kamiah.
Joe Schumacher pitched and gave up 4 hits and 4 earned runs while walking 3 and striking out 3.
Prairie     9 3 0 0 2—14 12 1
Kamiah   0 0 0 1 0—  1   2 6
Tyler Rogers gets back to first in time to beat an attempted pickoff.
Pirates beat Grangeville 10-1
The Prairie baseball team ran their record to 3-0 to start the season as they beat Grangeville 10-1 at Kamiah Saturday, March 21.
David Sigler tossed a 2-hitter and gave up just 1 unearned run.
Joe Schumacher is greeted at home plate after hittting a grand slam homer that put Prairie ahead 5-0.Prairie was unable to score on Grangeville’s starting pitcher, Justin Polensky, but he couldn’t go more than 2 innings due to a sore arm. Before leaving he got out of a bases loaded 1 out jam in the second inning as Joe Schumacher was hit by a pitch, Kyle Daly walked and Seth Guyer was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Two strikeouts ended the inning.
Prairie wasted little time getting to reliever Tanner Key as Kyle Holthaus greeted him with a single to left and advanced to second when the left fielder bobbled the ball. David Sigler walked and Ronnie Chandler singled to left to load the bases. Conner Rieman grounded to short but Holthaus beat the throw home to score the first run.
Joe Schumacher then got the big hit for the Pirates as he hit his second scoreboard in 3 games for a grand slam homer.
After an out was made, Guyer singled up the middle and Tyler Rogers and Eric Daly both walked to load the bases. Holthaus then hit a deep fly to center that scored Guyer to make it 6-0.
Prairie added a run in the fourth as Chandler was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Rieman and Schumacher walked to load the bases but Chandler wound up scoring from third on an errant pickoff throw by the catcher.
In the sixth Rieman singled to right to lead off the inning and Schumacher was hit by a pitch. Rieman stole third and then scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-0
In the bottom of the sixth Grangeville scored their only run and Prairie should’ve got out of the inning without it scoring. Grangeville got a 1-out double and then Eric Daly made a great catch on a sinking fly ball to left. The next Grangeville hitter swung at a pitch in the dirt for strike 3 but the ball got past Rieman to extend the inning. An error on the next play led to the run scoring.
Prairie added 2 more runs in the seventh inning off of Grangeville’s third pitcher of the day. Eric Daly led off with a walk and advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches. He scored on Sigler’s single. Sigler then came around to score on Rieman’s double down the left field line.
Sigler allowed just the 2 hits and 1 run with 1 walk, 1 hit batter and 10 strikeouts in 7 innings.
Prairie had 10 hits with Sigler collecting 3 singles and an RBI. Rieman had a double and a single and 2 RBI. Schumacher had the homer and 4 RBI. Holthaus had a single and an RBI and Chandler, Kyle Daly and Guyer each had a single.
Prairie didn’t have as good a fortune in the JV game as Grangeville rolled to a 1-20 victory.
Kyle Marker had Prairie’s only hit in the game and Silas Whitley scored their only run when he walked in the second and advanced around the bases on 3 wild pitches.
Seth Guyer pitched 2 innings for the JV’s while Jarrett Frei pitched 2/3 of an inning and Marker pitched the final 1 1/3 innings. All three struggled with control. Guyer walked 3 and hit one while collecting 6 strikeouts and gave up 3 runs. Frei hit 3 batters and walked 4 while giving up 3 hits and 11 runs. Marker walked 6 and gave up 3 hits and 6 runs.
Prairie        0 0 6 1 0 1 2—10 10 2
Grangeville 0 0 0 0 0 1 0—  1   2 5
Kyle Holthaus slides into second after a misplay in left field of his single.

Prairie Baseball 2009
March 17th    Away   Timberline- Lewiston 4:30, postponed due to weather
March 19th    Away   Culdesac   4:00, Won 11-1
March 20th    Away   Kamiah   4:30, Won 14-1
March 21st   Away   Grangeville (2)  11:00,  Won 10-1
March 24th    Away   C.V. (2)   4:00, postponed due to weather
March 26th    Away    Kendrick   4:30
March 27th    Away   Troy-Lewiston  4:30 
April 6th     Home   Troy    4:30
April 7th    Home   Genesee   4:30 
April 9th   Home    Lewis Co.   4:30
April 11th Away Timberline 4:30 rescheduling of March 17 postponement
April 14th     Home    Kamiah   4:30
April 16th    Home   Grangeville   4:30
April 17th     Home    Culdesac   4:30
April 20th     Away    Lewis Co.   4:00
April 21st   Home   Kendrick   4:30
April 25th      Away   Genesee.   11:00
April 27th      Away   St. Maries-LCSC  4:30
April 28th     Home   Timberline   4:30
May 1, 2, 8, & 9  Dist. Tour.        Genesee & Kendrick  TBA
May 15th & 16th     State Tour.  Caldwell   TBA

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