Pirates beat Genesee 7-5
For the first time since the 2006 state championship game, the Prairie baseball team beat Genesee, coming out on top by a score of 7-5 Tuesday, April 7 at Cottonwood.
It was also the first time since that season that Prairie had hosted Genesee.
Conner Rieman had the big hit in the game as his 2-run homer in the bottom of the 5th put the Pirates ahead for good.
Kyle Holthaus started on the mound for the Pirates and got 2 quick outs then ran into some trouble as a walk, 2 singles and and 2 errors turned into 2 runs for Genesee.
Prairie answered right back in the bottom of the inning though against Genesee starter Beau Dahmen. Eric Daly walked to lead off the inning and Kyle Holthaus followed with a single. David Sigler then reached on an error to load the bases.
Ronnie Chandler followed with a grounder to short with Daly scoring as the only play was at first. Rieman then hit a fly ball to left that scored Holthaus with Sigler moving to third on the play. A passed ball then allowed Sigler to score the go-ahead run.
Genesee tied the game in the top of the second as 2 errors led to another run.
Prairie took back the lead in the bottom of the inning. Joe Schumacher was walked to lead off the inning but forced at second by Steven Baerlocher. Kyle Daly followed with a single and Eric Daly walked to load the bases. Holthaus then singled home Baerlocher to make it 4-3.
Holthaus ran into some more trouble in the fourth as a walk, single, error and a balk led to 2 more runs as the Bulldogs took a 4-5 lead.
That lead stood up until the bottom of the fifth inning.
Sigler led off with a single but was caught stealing. Chandler was walked to bring Rieman to the plate. His 2-run homer gave Prairie a 6-5 lead.
Meanwhile Sigler took over on the mound in the fifth and allowed only 2 baserunners. In the sixth he hit a batter and in the seventh Genesee got a base hit on a ball back to the mound that hit the pitcher’s rubber and bounced straight up in the air. When it came down the runner was already at first. He was quickly erased as Rieman gunned him down at second trying to steal with Holthaus applying the tag.
Prairie added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth as Kyle Daly led off with a walk, stole second, then third against new pitcher Tyler Souders. Eric Daly reached on an error but was caught stealing. After a second out, Sigler singled home Kyle Daly to make it 7-5.
Holthaus gave up 5 unearned runs on just 3 hits with 4 walks and 2 strikeouts in 4 innings. Sigler allowed just 1 hit with 1 hit batsman and 6 strikeouts in 3 innings as he picked up the win.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game as Holthaus and Sigler had a pair of singles and an RBI each. Rieman had a homer and 3 RBI and Seth Guyer and Kyle Daly each had a single. Chandler also had a RBI.
The two teams also got a couple innings of JV ball in before the game was called in the top of the third due to darkness with Genesee up 0-11.
Troy Lorentz had the only hit for the Prairie JV’s while Genesee picked up 2 hits and 3 runners off Seth Guyer in 2 innings. Silas Whitley then came on and had trouble with control, possibly due to the fact he pitched 2 innings the night before. He faced 8 hitters, walking 4 and hitting 2 while allowing 1 hit while recording just 1 out. Lorentz came on and struck out the first hitter he faced but 2 errors followed plus another walk before the umpire called the game.
Genesee 2 1 2 0 0 0 0—5 4 3
Prairie    3 1 0 0 2 1 x—7 7 5

Pirates rally to beat Lewis County
The Prairie baseball team rallied from a 0-3 deficit to beat Lewis County 5-4 in 8 innings Thursday, April 9 at Cottonwood.
Eric Daly started on the mound for the Pirates and allowed just 1 hit in the first two innings but ran into trouble in the third. In that inning he gave up 5 hits, including 2 doubles and 3 runs with 2 of the 3 runs scoring after there were 2 outs.Tyler Rogers slides into home with the winning run against Lewis County.
Prairie got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the inning when Kyle Holthaus led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a groundout and scored on a sacrifice fly by Ronnie Chandler.
Holthaus took over on the mound in the fourth inning and pitched 4 innings. He gave up a run in the fifth inning on 2 hits that put Prairie behind 1-4 and got out of a bases loaded with 1 out jam in the sixth by inducing a pair of infield pop-ups.
Meanwhile Prairie’s bats finally came alive in the bottom of the sixth. Chandler led off the inning with a long homer to left. Joe Schumacher followed with a walk and Steven Baerlocher doubled to the fence in right center. Schumacher scored on a sacrifice fly by Silas Whitley to cut the lead to3-4.
In the seventh Daly led off with a walk, stole second and then stole third and scored the tying run on David Sigler’s sacrifice fly to left.
Sigler came on to pitch the eighth for the Pirates and struck out the side on 13 pitches.
In the bottom of the eighth Tyler Rogers got a 1-out single to left and moved to second when Whitley reached on an error by the third baseman. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch and Kyle Marker was then walked to load the bases. Daly then worked a 2-2 count before a passed ball allowed Rogers to score from third with the winning run.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game with Chandler having a homer and single and 2 RBI. Whitley had 2 singles and an RBI. Baerlocher had a double, Sigler had a single and an RBI and Rogers had a single.
Daly gave up 6 hits and 3 runs with no walks and 3 strikeouts in his 3 innings on the mound. Holthaus allowed 1 run and 4 hits with 1 walk and 4 strikeouts in his 4 innings. Sigler pitched 1 inning, striking out all 3 hitters he faced and picked up the win.
The Pirates were missing 3 starters in the game as Kyle Daly, Conner Rieman and Seth Guyer were all at the HOSA state competition in Boise. 
Prairie improves to 5-1 in league play and 7-1 overall.
Lewis County 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0—4 10 1
Prairie            0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1—5   7 1
Ronnie Chandler got all of this pitch as he pounded it well over the left field fence for a home run.
Pitcher Eric Daly tags out a Lewis County runner as catcher Kyle Holthaus backs up the play.
David Sigler slides safely into second base.

Sigler receives honors
David Sigler was recently honored by being named to the Class 1-A all-state boys basketball team by the Idaho Statesman. 
Genesee’s Beau Dahmen was named player of the year.
Sigler was also the nominee from 1A-3A football teams for the North Idaho Male Athlete of the Year, an award also won by Dahmen at the North Idaho Sports Award Banquet held in Coeur d’Alene Saturday, April 11.

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, 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
April 9th   Home    Lewis Co.   4:30, won 5-4 in 8 innings.
April 11th Here Timberline 11:00 Cancelled again. Will be played as part of doubleheader at Cottonwood on April 28
April 13th  Away  C.V. (2) 4:00 makeup of March 24 postponement - Cancelled due to flooded field.
April 14th     Home    Kamiah   4:30, won 25-0, details next week
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 23rd  Home  C.V., (2 varsity games) 4:00 Hopefully the third time is a charm
April 25th      Away   Genesee.   11:00
April 27th      Away   St. Maries-LCSC  4:30
April 28th     Home   Timberline (2)   4:00
May 1, 2, 8, & 9  Dist. Tour.        Genesee & Kendrick  TBA
May 15th & 16th     State Tour.  Caldwell   TBA

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