Megan Sigler tosses 1-hitter
Megan Sigler tossed a 5-inning 1-hitter as the Prairie Lady Pirates won their final regular season game 11-0 over Lewis County at Nezperce.
Sigler was pitching in place of regular starter Sammi Frei who injured her shoulder in a vehicle accident.
The only hit Sigler allowed was a first inning double. She finished with 3 strikeouts and 3 walks.
Meanwhile the Pirates had 9 hits as they scored in 4 of the five innings with the game ending after the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
All nine of Prairie’s hits were singles with Amber Holthaus and Kara Guyer collecting 2 each. Rachel Kaschmitter, Sigler, Hailey Schmidt, Kendra Dinning and Meghan Bruner had a single each.
With the win Prairie finishes the regular season at 16-3 overall and 13-1 in league play, tied for first place with Genesee.
Prairie             1 4 2 0 4—11 9 0
Lewis County 0 0 0 0 0—  0 1 2

Lady Pirates win district opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates won their district tournament opener 20-1 over C.V. but saw their second round game postponed by rain Saturday, May 2 at Cottonwood.
They were to make their game against Troy on Tuesday, May 5. The winner of that game was to advance to the championship game at 3 p.m. Wednesday while the loser was to play again on Tuesday against Timberline.Megan Sigler pitches against C.V. in Prairie's district tournament opener. In the background a cold, wet Meghan Bruner gets ready for a possible play.
Megan Sigler, in her third straight pitching start in place of injured Sammi Frei, tossed her second straight 1-hitter as C.V’s only hit was a 2-out single in the first inning. It’s possible Frei may be able to pitch in the tournament as she was scheduled to start the Troy game Saturday if it had been played.
An error and 3 walks led to C.V.’s only run in the second inning. She got out of the bases loaded 1-out jam when she induced the next batter to line out to first baseman Meghan Bruner. Bruner completed the unassisted double play by beating the baserunner to the bag at first.
Meanwhile the Prairie offense had little trouble as they sent 17 hitters to the plate in the first inning with 11 of the 13 runs scoring after there were 2 outs.
Amber Holthaus started things with a 1-out walk. She scored on Kara Guyer’s triple to the gap in left center. Rachel Kaschmitter walked but was forced out at second by Sigler with Guyer scoring on the play. Sigler stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. After Alena Hoene walked, another wild pitch scored Sigler and sent Hoene to second. Haleigh Schmidt then singled home Hoene. 
Schmidt then stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. 
Sam Spencer walked and Kendra Dinning followed with a single with Spencer scoring when the ball got away from the centerfielder for an error. Leora Laurino walked and Amber Holthaus singled to load the bases. Guyer scored Dinning and Laurino with a 2-run single and Holthaus scored on Kaschmitter’s high pop-up in front of home plate that fell for an error. Sigler then tripled down the line to bring in 2 more runs. Hoene was hit by a pitch and Schmidt singled home a run with another run scoring on an error to make it 13-0.
In the second inning the first 10 batters for Prairie all made it safely on base.
Dinning and Laurino both walked and Holthaus had a short fly ball fall in for a single to load the bases. Guyer made it 4 RBI for the day as she drew a walk to force in a run. Kaschmitter then cleared the bases with a 3-run double. A pop fly single by Sigler and Hoene again getting hit by a pitch re-loaded the bases. Schmidt and Sheri Schumacher each drew walks to force in runs and Dinning was hit by a pitch to force in the 20th run of the game for Prairie.
With the steady rain coming down, coach Jeff Martin had Prairie concede a couple of outs by having baserunners leave their base before the pitch left the pitcher’s hand. A pop-up to the catcher finally ended the inning.
Sigler then put C.V. out in order in the top of the third on 3 ground ball outs to end the game on the 15-run mercy rule.
Prairie had 10 hits in the game as Guyer had a triple and a single and 4 RBI, Sigler also had a triple and a single and 3 RBI and Schmidt had 2 singles and 3 RBI. Holthaus also had 2 singles while Kaschmitter had a double and 4 RBI and Dinning had a single and an RBI. Schumacher also had an RBI.
With the win Prairie is 17-3 on the season.
C.V.     0 1 0—  1   1 3
Prairie 13 7 x—20 10 1
Kara Guyer heads for third with a triple in the C.V. game.
Rain plays havoc with tournament schedule
Rainy weather has played havoc with the District Softball Tournament schedule.
First of all the final two games schedule for Saturday, May 2 were postponed to Tuesday, May 5 and were to be followed by a pair of loser out games. Those games were first postponed to Wednesday and have again been postponed to Thursday, May 7. Prairie is to play Troy and Lapwai is to play C.V. both at 3 p.m. at Cottonwood. 
At 5 p.m. the Prairie-Troy loser was to play Lewis County and the Lapwai-C.V. winner was to play Timberline.
On Friday the late Thursday winners are to play in a loser-out contest with the championship game, Genesee vs. the Prairie-Troy winner, both set for 3 p.m. At 5 p.m. the championship game loser will play the other game winner for second place and a trip to state.

Prairie Softball 2009
March 16th   Away   Kamiah(V&JV)  4:30, Cancelled, Kamiah didn't have enough eligible players
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, won 10-0
April 24th    Home   Lewis Co.(V&JV)  4:30, won 11-3
April 27th    Away   St. Maries(Lewiston) 4:30, lost 9-17
April 28th    Home   Orofino (V&JV)  4:30, cancelled due to rain
April 30th    Away   Lewis Co.   4:30, won 11-0 
May 2nd, 5th, & 7th  District Tournament Cottonwood beat C.V. 20-1, 2nd round game vs. Troy postponed by rain a couple of times, tentatively set for 3 p.m. May 7.
May 15th & 16th   State Tournament  Lewiston  TBA 
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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