Pirates split with Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates and Genesee Lady Bulldogs both came into their league doubleheader undefeated and left with 1 loss apiece as they split the two games 5-15 and 18-11 at Lewiston’s Airport Park Tuesday, April 14.
In the opener Genesee took the league with 5 runs in the bottom of the second on 4 hits, 2 walks and an error.
Prairie answered right back with 3 runs in the top of the third. Leora Laurino led off with a shot down the left field line that got past both the third baseman and left fielder and went nearly to the fence. Laurino wound up circling the bases for a home run.
Amber Holthaus then worked a walk and Kara Guyer followed with a more conventional home run as her high fly ball cleared the fence in left center.
Genesee pushed the lead back to 4 with 2 more runs in the third on 3 walks, a single and an error.
Prairie got those 2 runs back in the top of the fourth to close within 5-7 as Haleigh Schmidt had a high fly to right drop in for a double. Laurino walked and Guyer then hit another high fly to left center. This one hit the fence on the fly and Guyer wound up with a 2-run triple.
The score was still 5-7 heading into the bottom of the 5th and that’s when things fell apart for Prairie. The first 7 batters in the inning all reached base for Genesee on 3 hits, 2 walks, a hit batsman and an error. Pitcher Sammi Frei finally got an out then hit the next batter to load the bases. After another out a single, hit batsman and another single led to the runs that ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Frei wound up allowing 11 hits with 7 walks, 3 hit batsmen and 4 strikeouts.
Prairie had 6 hits in the game, half by Guyer who had a single, triple and homer and 4 RBI. Laurino had a homer and RBI while Schmidt had a double and Alena Hoene had a single.
The single game looked to start like the previous one ended as Genesee scored 3 runs in the top of the first on 3 hits, a walk and an error.
Prairie though came right back in the bottom of the inning and scored 4 runs while taking advantage of 3 Genesee errors. Laurino singled to lead off the game and Holthaus was hit by a pitch. After Guyer popped out both Rachel Kaschmitter and Megan Sigler reached on errors with Laurino scoring. Holthaus then scored on a passed ball.
After a second out, Kendra Dinning singled to left to bring in 2 more runs and give Prairie their first lead of the day at 4-3.
Genesee came back with 2 runs in the second on 3 hits, including and inside the park home and 2 errors.
Prairie took the lead right back in the bottom of the second as they sent 10 hitters to the plate.
Meaghan Bruner led off with a walk and moved to second and third on wild pitches. Laurino walked and then Prairie pulled off a successful delayed double steal. Laurino stole second and when the throw went to second, Bruner took off from third and scored.
Holthaus then flared a double to left to score Laurino. Guyer moved Holthaus to third with an out and Kaschmitter beat out an infield single that scored Holthaus.
A single by Hoene and a walk by Dinning loaded the bases and Schmidt beat out an infield single that scored Kaschmitter to give Prairie an 8-5 lead.
Genesee had a big inning in the third as they scored 5 runs without benefit of a hit. The first 4 hitters reached via walk, hit batter, error and walk with a run scoring. Another run scored on a groundout and then another error allowed 2 runs to score.
After another out, a dropped fly ball for another error made it 8-10 in Genesee’s favor.
Prairie answered right back though with their own 5-run inning.
After a leadoff out, Sigler was hit by a pitch and Hoene walked. Dinning singled home Sigler and Schmidt singled to score Hoene. Bruner then singled up the middle to score both Dinning and Schmidt. Laurino reached on an error, stole second and went to third when the pickoff throw went into centerfield. She scored on Holthaus’ single to make it 13-10 in Prairie’s favor.
In the fourth, fifth and sixth innings Prairie had their best stretch of pitching and defense on the night as Frei faced only 10 batters combined in those 3 innings with the only baserunner reaching via a walk.
Prairie meanwhile added 2 more runs in the fifth and 3 in the sixth. In the fifth Guyer walked and went to second on a wild pitch and to third on a ground out. Sigler then walked. After a second out, Dinning looped a single to right to score Guyer and Schmidt singled in Sigler to make it 15-10.
In the sixth Holthaus reached on a 1-out error and Guyer finally got the double she needed in the first game to complete the cycle. After another out, Sigler walked to load the bases. Hoene then beat out an infield single to score Holthaus and Dinning singled to scored both Guyer and Sigler. Schmidt followed with an apparent single but Dinning was called out for interfering with the second baseman.
Prairie took an 8-run advantage into the top of the 7th and quickly got one out. An error and a single plus another error plated a run and then 2 hit batsman loaded the bases. Frei then induced a pop-up that she caught for the second out, bringing up Genesee’s best hitter, catcher Erin Ghiglieri. She worked a 2-2 count and fouled off a couple pitches. On ball 3 she took off for first, apparently thinking it was ball 4. In so doing she faked out her own teammates and the runner on first was thrown out trying to get back to first to end the game.
Frei allowed 11 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 3 hit batters. She had 2 strikeouts.
Prairie had 16 hits with Dinning and Schmidt collecting 4 singles and 3 RBI each from the 7th and 8th spots in the batting order. Holthaus had a double and single and 2 RBI. Hoene had 2 singles and an RBI. Laurino had 2 singles. Guyer had a double. Bruner had a single and 2 RBI. Kaschmitter had a single and an RBI. Sigler had not hits but reached base and scored 4 times and had an RBI.
Genesee’s Cyd Blevins pitched both games for the Bulldogs as Frei did for the Pirates.
With the split Prairie is now 7-2 on the season and 6-1 in league play.
Prairie 0 0 3 2 0— 5 6 3
Genesee 0 5 2 0 8—15 11 1
Genesee 3 2 5 0 0 0 1—11 7 6
Prairie 4 4 0 5 2 3 x—18 16 7
Lady Pirates sweep Kendrick
The Prairie Lady Pirates swept a league doubleheader from the Kendrick Tigers Thursday, April 16 at Cottonwood 11-0 and 23-5 in 2 games shortened by mercy rules.
Sammi Frei tossed a 5-inning no-hitter in the opening game, striking out 6 and walking 3.
Rachel Kaschmitter led the offense with 3 hits including a triple and 3 RBI.
Prairie took the lead with a single run in the bottom of the first but still led just 1-0 heading into the bottom of the third. The Pirates pushed across 5 runs in that inning and 5 more in the fourth to invoke the 10-run mercy rule after the top of the fifth.
Prairie had 13 hits in the game with Leora Laurino having 2 singles, Haleigh Schmidt a triple, Kara Guyer a double and Amber Holthaus, Megan Sigler and Emily Lerandeau a single each.
In the second game Prairie was the away team and scored a run in the first to take the lead.
Kendrick got to Prairie freshman Sigler for 2 hits and 4 runs in the bottom of the first though and Frei came back in to pitch. She got the Pirates out of the inning and gave up just 1 hit and 1 run the rest of the way.
Prairie meanwhile bounced back with 13 runs in the top of the second and added 3 more in the third and 6 more in the fourth to end the game on the 15-run mercy rule after 4 innings.
Prairie had 16 his in the game led by Laurino who had 3 singles and 4 RBI. Guyer had a pair of hits including a homer while Sam Spencer had a triple and a single and 4 RBI. Holthaus and Kendra Dinning had 2 singles each while Kaschmitter, Sigler, Alena Hoene, Camille Schumacher and Schmidt each had a single.
Frei had 5 strikeouts and 4 walks for the Pirates.
Kendrick 0 0 0 0 0— 0 0 4
Prairie 1 0 5 5 x—11 13 0
Prairie 1 13 3 6—23 16 0
Kendrick 4 1 0 0— 5 3 7
Lady Pirates win big over C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble defeating Clearwater Valley Friday, April 17 at Cottonwood as they rolled to a 27-1 victory.
Megan Sigler, in only her third varsity start, tossed a 1-hitter with 5 walks and 9 strikeouts.
Prairie scored in every inning as they ended the game on the 10-run mercy rule after the top of the fifth inning.
They could’ve ended it on the 15-run rule but C.V. wanted to go 5 innings.
8 different players had at least one RBI with Sam Spencer collecting 6 RBI on a triple and 2 singles while Amber Holthaus had 5 RBI on a double and 2 singles.
Prairie had 17 hits with Leora Laurino picking up a triple and a single. Sigler and Sheri Schumacher had 2 singles each, Rachel Kaschmitter had a triple, Haleigh Schmidt and Emily Lerandeau a double each and Kara Guyer and Meghan Bruner a single each.
C.V. 0 0 1 0 0— 1 1 8
Prairie 2 7 7 11 x—27 17 0
Lady Pirates sweep Troy
The Prairie Lady Pirates swept a league doubleheader from Troy at Lewiston’s Airport Park Monday, April 20, winning the first game 17-6 then holding off the Trojans 13-12 in the second game.
In the first game Prairie blasted the game open with a 13-run second inning, which featured 2 triples and 4 RBI by Megan Sigler. The game ended on the 10-run mercy rule after the top of the fifth.
Pitcher Sammi Frei gave up 5 hits in the game, all singles, and allowed 2 runs in the second, 1 in the fourth and 3 in the fifth.
Prairie had 12 hits in the game with Sigler having a single in addition to her 2 triple. Amber Holthaus had 3 singles, Kara Guyer had 2 triples, Leora Laurino had a double and single and Alena Hoene and Kendra Dinning each had a single.
In the second game Prairie had a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fourth when Troy finally got to Frei, who was likely getting tired. They pushed across 3 runs in the fourth to pull within a run and then scored 5 in the fifth to take a 5-8 lead.
Prairie bounced back with 4 runs each in the sixth and seventh innings to take a 13-10 lead. Troy scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run in scoring position with just 1 out but Frei then induced a groundout and flyout to end the game.
Guyer had 4 hits in the second game including 2 triples and a 3-run double that hit high off the outfield fence. Laurino had 3 hits including a triple while Rachel Kaschmitter had a double and single, Dinning had a double and Holthaus and Sigler had a single each as Prairie again had 12 hits.
Troy had 10 hits in the game including 3 triples.
Frei pitched all 12 innings for the Pirates.
With the wins Prairie improves to 12-2 on the season and 11-1 in league play.
Troy 0 2 0 1 3— 6 5 7
Prairie 3 13 1 0 x—17 12 1
Prairie 1 0 3 0 1 4 4—13 12 4
Troy 0 0 0 3 5 2 2—12 10 2
Prairie Softball 2009
March 17th Away Orofino (V &JV) 4:30, lost 5-13
March 19th Away C.V. (V& JV) 4:00, won 24-0
March 21st Away Timberline (2) (Lewiston) 11 a.m. won 13-0 and 17-1
March 23rd Away Lapwai (V&JV) 4:00, won 20-3
April 7th Home Grangeville (V&JV) 4:00, won 14-4
April 9th Home Lapwai (V&JV) 4:00, won 17-2
April 14th Away Genesee (2) (Lewiston) 4:30, lost first game 5-15, won second game 18-11
April 16th Home Kendrick (2) 4:00, won 11-0 and 23-5
April 17th Home C.V. (V&JV) 4:30, won 27-1
April 20th Away Troy (2) (Lewiston) 4:30, won 17-6 and 13-12
April 21st Home Kamiah(V&JV) 4:30, won 14-4, details next week
April 23rd Away Grangeville (V&JV) 4:00
April 24th Home Lewis Co.(V&JV) 4:30
April 27th Away St. Maries(Lewiston) 4:30
April 28th Home Orofino (V&JV) 4:30
April 30th Away Lewis Co. 4:30
May 2nd, 5th, & 7th District Tournament Cottonwood TBA
May 15th & 16th State Tournament Lewiston TBA