Pirates win big over Kubs
The Prairie baseball team pounded out 21 hits while allowing only 1 as they drubbed Kamiah 25-0 Tuesday, April 14 in a non-league matchup at Kamiah.
The game was scheduled to be at Cottonwood but was moved to Kamiah due to snow Tuesday. 
Ronnie Chandler had a great outing on the mound as he allowed a single to Kamiah’s Asa Welch and then didn’t allow another hit in his 5 innings of work. He had 9 strikeouts and allowed 2 walks.
David Sigler led the hitting attack with a single, double and homer and 6 RBI. 3 of those RBI came on his first inning homer.
Prairie jumped all over Kamiah for 11 runs in the first inning, added 2 in the second, had another big inning in the third with 9 runs and had 3 more in the fourth.
Kyle Holthaus and Conner Rieman each added 3 hits apiece as both had a double and 2 singles. Holthaus had 5 RBI.
Eric Daly had a double and single as did Seth Guyer. Steven Baerlocher had a pair of singles while Tyler Rogers had a double and Chandler, Silas Whitley, Robert Nau, Kyle Daly and Josh Roeper each had a single.
Kamiah     0 0 0 0 0—  0   1 4
Prairie     11 2 9 3 x—25 21 3

Pirates hold off Grangeville 14-11
Seth Guyer hit 2 home runs and had 8 RBI as the Prairie baseball team completed a season sweep with a 14-11 win over Grangeville Thursday, April 16 at Cottonwood.Seth Guyer is congratulated at home plate after his grand slam homer put Prairie ahead of Grangeville.
Prairie’s offense in the game more than made up for the problems they had defensively as 7 of Grangeville’s 11 runs were unearned thanks to 6 Pirate errors.
Prairie also benefited from errors as their first baserunner reached as result of an error. Kyle Holthaus reached with 1 out in the bottom of the first and David Sigler followed with an infield hit. Ronnie Chandler then scored both runners for a 2-0 lead with a double to the gap in left.
Prairie added a run in the second as Steven Baerlocher led off with a long single that was about a foot short of clearing the fence in right center. He moved to second when the pitcher was called for a balk. Joe Schumacher followed with a single to right to move Baerlocher to third.
With Kyle Daly at the plate the Grangeville catcher tried to pick off Baerlocher at third but his throw hit Daly’s helmet and bounced away allowing Baerlocher to score.
Meanwhile pitcher Conner Rieman, in his first outing of the season, was sailing along allowing a leadoff single then retiring 7 straight hitters. In the top of the third though, the errors started. A single and 3 errors allowed 4 straight hitters to reach with 2 runs scoring. A second out was made then a dropped popup for another error allowed another run to score and a 2 run double followed giving the Bulldogs a 3-5 lead.
The Pirates needed to come right back from that and they did. Sigler led off the Pirates’ third inning with a single down the third base line and Chandler walked. Conner Rieman singled to right to load the bases. Guyer then stepped to the plate and drove an 0-1 pitch deep over the fence in  right center for a grand slam homer that put Prairie back into the lead at 7-5.
After an out Schumacher beat out an infield single and moved to second on a wild pitch. Kyle Daly then grounded to third with the third baseman throwing to first for the out. Schumacher advanced to third on the throw and the return throw from first wound up getting past the third baseman and rolling under the fence near the Pirates’ dugout. Schumacher was advanced to the plate on the play for another run as the Pirates matched Grangeville’s 5-run inning.
Prairie added to their lead in the fourth with Sigler again singling down the third base line to start things. Chandler then doubled almost to the same spot as he did in the first inning to score Sigler. Chandler went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Guyer’s single up the middle. Guyer then stole second and scored when Baerlocher’s grounder to short went through the wickets for an error.
Ronnie Chandler slides into second with a double against Grangeville.Prairie took an 11-5 lead into the fifth where the defense failed them again. Grangeville scored 4 more runs with only one of them earned. Two errors in the inning along with 2 doubles and 2 singles accounted for the runs. Chandler made a great catch of a foul pop-up near the Prairie dugout to get Prairie out of the inning.
The Bulldogs then cut the lead to just 1 with a run in the sixth on 2 hits off Sigler who started the inning in relief of Rieman.
Guyer gave the Pirates some insurance runs in the bottom of the inning though. Chandler singled to left to lead of the inning and Rieman was hit by a pitch. Guyer then hit his second homer of the game over nearly the same spot as the first one to score 3 more runs and make it 14-10.
Grangeville pushed across another run in the top of the seventh when Prairie couldn’t complete a potential double play but Sigler picked up a stirkeout to end the game.
Rieman pitched 5 innings and allowed 9 runs, only 2 earned, on 7 hits with no walks and no strikeouts. Grounders and pop-ups accounted for nearly all the outs as he got 10 groundball outs and 4 pop-up outs. 5 of the errors behind him were on ground balls with the fifth on a pop-up. Sigler pitched the final two innings and allowed 3 hits and 2 runs with 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.
The Pirates meanwhile pounded out 14 hits led by Guyer who had the 2 homers and a single with 8 RBI. Chandler had 2 doubles and a single with 3 RBI while Sigler and Schumacher each had 3 singles. Baerlocher and Rieman each added a single.
Grangeville 0 0 5 0 4 1 1—11   7 4
Prairie        2 1 5 3 0 3 x—14 16 6

Pirates win by forfeit
The Prairie baseball team won by forfeit over Culdesac Friday, April 17 at Cottonwood, when Culdesac lost a player to injurySteven Baerlocher gets ready to catch a pop fly in the Culdesac game. in the bottom of the second inning.
Culdesac had just 9 players available and elected not to continue when centerfielder Levi Parmer got hurt running into the centerfield fence on Eric Daly’s 2-run double. Parmer nearly made a spectacular catch on the play as the ball was in his mitt when he crashed into the fence. Parmer appeared to suffer cuts and abrasions and was taken to Lewiston for further testing. He was fortunate he hit one of the chainlink panels rather than one of the poles.
Culdesac had taken a 0-1 lead on Prairie in the first on 2 singles and a sacrifice fly.
Prairie took the lead in the bottom of the inning as Eric Daly singled to right and went to second when the ball got past the right fielder. Kyle Holthaus had a fly ball drop in for a single in left with Daly advancing to third. After Holthaus stole second, David Sigler grounded out to third to score Daly and move Holthaus to third. Holthaus scored on Ronnie Chandler’s sacrifice fly to center.
Culdesac tied the score in their half of the second when a throwing error put the Culdesac hitter on third base. A single scored the runner to make it 2-2.
In the bottom of the second Steve Baerlocher reached on an error and Joe Schumacher was walked. Kyle Daly doubled down the left field line to score Baerlocher then came Eric Daly’s double to the fence in right center. Schumacher and Kyle Daly scored on the play.
The score was 5-2 but the game will go into the books as a 7-0 forfeit (one run for each inning of a standard game).
Eric Daly pitched for the Pirates giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 strikeouts.
Eric was the only Prairie player to get to hit more than once and he had a single and a double. Kyle Daly had a double and Holthaus and Conner Rieman each had a single.
Culdesac 1 1—2 3 2
Prairie     2 3—5 5 1

Pirates win big at Lewis County
The Prairie baseball team pounded out 12 hits and took advantage of 15 free passes to record a 20-5 win over Lewis County at Nezperce Monday, April 20.
In the first inning Prairie quickly made two outs but then David Sigler hit a ground rule double to center. Ronnie Chandler followed with a long high drive to left that was Ronnie Chandler gets high fives at home after his 2-run homer against Lewis County.ruled a home run, putting 2 runs on the board. Conner Rieman then walked and 3 wild pitches later scored Prairie’s third run of the inning.
In the second inning Joe Schumacher and Kyle Daly both walked to lead off the inning and at that point Lewis County changed pitchers. Eric Daly grounded to third to score Schumacher and then another wild pitch scored Kyle Daly. Prairie received 2 more walks in the inning but both runners were left on base.
In the third Prairie scored 3 runs without benefit of a hit. Seth Guyer was hit by a pitch leading off the inning stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Steven Baerlocher walked and stole second without a throw. Another wild pitch scored Guyer and advanced Baerlocher to third. Lewis County then got two outs and should’ve got out of the inning but for an error by the pitcher on Kyle Holthaus’ comebacker to the mound. Baerlocher scored on the play and later Schumacher scored on a wild pitch to make it 8-0.
Holthaus pitched for Prairie and got through the first two innings unscathed allowing just 1 hit even though all three hitters in the second inning reached base. The leadoff hitter singled but was forced at second on a grounder to third. The next hitter appeared to have a single to right on a pop fly that Kyle Daly couldn’t quite get to. Daly though was able to grab the ball and force out the runner at second as he had to hold up to see if the ball was caught. Catcher Conner Rieman then picked off the runner at first to end the inning.
The Eagles got to Holthaus for 3 runs in the bottom of the third although 2 errors contributed to the scoring.
Neither team scored in the fourth but Prairie added 3 more runs in the fifth.
Schumacher led off the inning with a double but LC then got two outs. Holthaus then doubled to left to score Schumacher and Sigler followed with an infield single. Sigler then stole second and a wild pitch scored Holthaus and moved Sigler to third. Sigler then scored on another wild pitch to make it 11-3.
Lewis County came right back with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning after a leadoff triple with the runner scoring when the throw to third got by the fielder. The other run scored on a walk, stolen base, single and wild pitch.
Prairie added a run in the 6th as Guyer hit a 1-out single and stole second. He scored on Baerlocher’s single up the middle.
Rieman and Holthaus switched places for the sixth inning and although Rieman walked the first two hitters he got out of the inning with no runs scored as Holthaus gunned down the leadoff hitter as he tried to steal for the first out and a strikeout and pop up to short got Rieman out of the inning.Joe Schumacher catches a pop-up at Lewis County.
Prairie then put together a huge 7th inning as they sent 13 hitters to the plate and scored 8 runs. Sigler started it by beating out an infield hit then stole second and third. Chandler struck out but he reached first and Sigler scored when the ball got away from the catcher and went out of play. Rieman then doubled to left to put runners on second and third. After an out, Baerlocher hit a deep fly to left for a sacrifice fly that scored Chandler. Walks to Schumacher and Kyle Daly loaded the bases. A walk to Eric Daly forced home Rieman with a run and Holthaus then singled up the middle to score Schumacher and Kyle Daly. The ball got away from the centerfielder for an error allowing Eric Daly to advance to third and Holthaus to second. Sigler then picked up his fourth hit of the day with a single to left that scored both runners. Chandler followed with a single and Rieman singled home Sigler to make it 20-5.
Rieman then put LC out in order in the bottom of the 7th for the game.
Holthaus gave up 5 runs on 5 hits with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks in 5 innings. None of the runs were earned. Rieman pitched 2 innings and gave up no runs and no hits with 2 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Sigler had 4 of Prairie’s 12 hits with a double and 3 singles with 2 RBI. Chandler had a homer and single and 2 RBI. Holthaus had a double and single and 3 RBI. Rieman had a double and single and 1 RBI. Schumacher had a double and was on base all 5 times with 4 runs scored as he drew 3 walks and was hit by a pitch. Baerlocher had a single and 2 RBI and Guyer added a single. Eric Daly had not hits but had 2 RBI.
With the win Prairie improves to 11-1 on the season and 7-1 in league play.
Prairie             3 2 3 0 3 1 8—20 12 4
Lewis County 0 0 3 0 2 0 0—  5   5 2

Winter Sports Banquet set for Sunday
The winter sports banquet for boys and girls basketball and cheerleaders is set for this Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Prairie High School cafeteria.
It is a dessert banquet and all 9th, 10th and 11th grade team members need to bring a dessert..

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
April 16th    Home   Grangeville   4:30 won 14-11
April 17th     Home    Culdesac   4:30 won by forfeit 7-0
April 20th     Away    Lewis Co.   4:00 won 20-5
April 21st   Home   Kendrick   4:30  lost 8-11, details next week
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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