beat Troy again
Eric Daly tossed a 3-hit shutout as the Prairie baseball team beat Troy 14-0 in their home opener Monday, April 6 under beautiful blue skies.
Daly had the Troy hitters off balance the entire game as 7 of his 9 strikeouts in the game were called third strikes. He walked just 2 batters. Only one batter made it as far as third base and in only one inning did more than one hitter reach base.
On offense the Pirates started slowly as they had just 1 hit each in the first two innings before erupting for 7 runs each in the third and fourth.
Kyle Daly and Eric Daly were the first two hitters in the third inning and each beat out an infield hit. Kyle Holthaus then looped a single into short right field that loaded the bases.
David Sigler followed with a grounder to second that was bobbled for an error with Kyle Daly scoring.
Ronnie Chandler then singled to left to drive in 2 runs and a third runner scored with Chandler reaching second when the ball went between the left fielder’s legs. Conner Rieman then struck out but reached first safely when the catcher couldn’t handle the pitch and after the first baseman fumbled the catcher’s throw, Chandler was able to score.
Rieman then stole second after which Seth Guyer was walked. Rieman and Guyer pulled off a double steal and then Rieman scored on a passed ball. Guyer then followed suit, scoring on another pitch that got past the catcher to make it 7-0.
In the fourth inning, Holthaus battled for a walk to lead off the inning. After an out, Chandler doubled to the gap in left to score Holthaus. Rieman followed with an infield single and then Chandler and Rieman both scored when Guyer hit one through the second baseman’s legs.
Joe Schumacher followed with a walk and Steven Baerlocher singled to score Guyer. Kyle Daly then doubled down the line in left to score Schumacher.
Eric Daly then finished off the scoring with a double to deep left center that scored both Baerlocher and Kyle Daly.
In all the Pirates pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of 5 Troy errors.
Chandler had a double and a single and 3 RBI while Eric Daly had a double and a single and 2 RBI, Kyle Daly had a double and a single and 1 RBI and Rieman also had a double and a single. Holthaus had 2 singles and Baerlocher had a single and an RBI. Also picking up an RBI each were Sigler and Guyer.
With the win the Pirates improve to 3-1 in league play and 5-1 overall.
With the varsity game ending after just 5 innings due to the 10-run mercy rule, the JV teams were able to play a full 5 innings with Prairie coming out on top 9-2.
Seth Guyer pitched 3 innings of no-hit, no-run ball with Silas Whitley pitching the final two innings. Whitley gave up just 2 hits and 2 runs with errors contributing to both runs.
Meanwhile the offense got all the runs they needed in the first inning as the first 7 hitters all reached base with 5 runs scoring.
Troy Lorentz led off with a walk and stole second. Shawn Seubert beat out an infield single and Whitley hit a pop fly single into no man’s land behind the third baseman yet in front of the left fielder to load the bases. Kyle Marker was hit by a pitch to bring home the first run.
Tyler Rogers then hit a fly ball to center that was misjudged for an error to bring in another run.
Robert Nau then unloaded the bases with a 3-run double to the gap in right center.
The JV’s added 3 more runs in the second inning. Lorentz led off for the second straight inning and singled to right. He then stole second and scored on Whitley’s single to left. Whitley wound up on second as the leftfielder misplayed the ball.
Marker, hitting lefthanded, followed with a single up the middle to score Whitley. Rogers forced Marker at second but stole second and went to third when the catcher’s throw got past the shortstop. He then scored on Nau’s second double of the game, this one down the left field line, to make it 8-0.
Prairie added another run in the fourth without benefit of a hit. Troy had changed pitchers in the third and the new pitcher was effectively wild, not allowing any hits but gave his catcher problems catching his pitches.
Marker led off the inning and struck out but nearly reached on a passed ball. Rogers then struck out but did reach on a passed ball with the throw going past the first baseman. Rogers was able to reach second when the second baseman dropped the throw there. Nau followed with a grounder to short that was bobbled for an error and Rogers scored when exchange student Rafael reached base for the first time ever on an error.
Guyer had 5 strikeouts and no walks in his 3 innings while Whitley had 5 strikeouts and 1 walk in his 2 innings.
Troy 0 0 0 0 0— 0 3 5
Prairie 0 0 7 7 x—14 11 1
Prairie Baseball 2009
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, lost 0-9
March 27th Away Troy-Lewiston 4:30, won 16-3
April 6th Home Troy 4:30, won 14-0
April 7th Home Genesee 4:30, won 7-5 details next week
April 9th Home Lewis Co. 4:30
April 11th Here Timberline 11:00 makeup of March 17 postponement (could wind up being played at Lewiston depending on Cottonwood field)
April 13th Away C.V. (2) 4:00 makeup of March 24 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