Lady Pirates beat McCall-Donnelly 20-4
After a pair of rainouts, the Prairie Lady Pirates got back on the field Saturday, March 27, and clobbered McCall-Donnelly 20-4 in their home opener.
The team got off to a rocky start as they gave up two runs in the first inning without benefit of a hit. An error, a walk and several pitches that got past the catcher led to the runs.Tanna Schlader rounds second on a triple as the McCall-Donnelly outfielder is just now ready to throw the ball back in.
McCallís lead didnít last long though as Prairie bounced back with 3 runs in the bottom of the inning. Megan Sigler led off with a single to left and Amber Holthaus followed with a bloop hit to right. Haleigh Schmidt walked to load the bases and Hilaree VanderPas dropped a fly ball behind the right fielder to bring in 2 runs. Alena Hoene followed with a grounder back to the pitcher with Schmidt scoring as the catcher couldnít handle the throw.
Pitcher Sammi Frei struck out the side in the second and Prairie then really went to work. Prairieís first 7 hitters in the second inning all reached base and scored. Tanna Schlader led off with a walk and scored on Siglerís double to center. She stole third and then scored on a wild pitch. Holthaus walked, stole second and went to third as the catcherís throw went into centerfield. She then scored on a wild pitch. Schmidt walked with Kendal Schumacher going in as a courtesy runner. She stole second and scored on VanderPasí single to left center. McKenzie Rieman went in to run for VanderPas. Hoene reached on an error and Frei walked to load the bases. After an out, Savanah Prigge singled home both Rieman and Hoene. Schlader then reached on an error by the third baseman as Frei scored. Siglerís fly ball to left was dropped for a 2-base error as Prigge scored. Holthaus hit a fly ball to right that was also dropped for another 2-base error as Schlader scored. 
Schmidt was walked for the third straight time with Schumacher again going in as a courtesy runner. Sigler scored on a wild pitch and Holthaus scored on VanderPasí sacrifice fly to center. Hoene then blooped a single just behind the first baseman to bring in Schumacher.
McCall came back with 2 runs in the third on a triple, walk and 2 singles.
Prairie extended their lead in their half of the third with 4 more runs. Prigge reached on a 1-out error and Schlader followed with a walk. Sigler then triple to the wall in right center to score both runners. Holthaus walked and Schmidt singled home Sigler. After a second out, Hoene blooped a second straight single that dropped just out of reach of the first baseman to score Holthaus.
Prairie added a final run in the fourth as Schlader hit a 2-out triple down the right field line and scored on Siglerís double to right that was misjudged by the fielder and fell untouched.
Prairie wound up with 13 hits on the game and were aided by 8 McCall errors and 8 walks.
Sigler had 4 hits with a single, 2 doubles and a triple. Holthaus, VanderPas and Hoene had 2 singles each while Schlader had a triple and Schmidt and Prigge each had a single.
Alena Hoene makes a catch in right field as Megan Sigler looks on.Frei pitched all 5 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 9 strikeouts.
Prairie improves to 3-0 on the season. They now take a lengthy break as their next scheduled game isnít until April 15.
The JVís got their first action of the season with 6 of McCall-Donnellyís varsity starters also playing in the JV game. Prairie wound up losing 6-8 due mainly to a 5-run 6th inning by McCall.
Sigler pitched for the JVís and got out of the first inning unscathed but gave up an unearned run in the second. The leadoff hitter struck out but reached first when Siglerís pitch got past catcher Schlader. She eventually scored.
Prairie tied it in the bottom of the inning when Sam Spencer led off with a single and Savannah Moody followed with a single. Sheri Schumacher walked to load the bases and the run came in to score on what shouldíve been the third out. Sigler struck out but reached first on a passed ball as Spencer scored.
McCall added a run in the second to retake the lead but Prairie came right back and scored twice.
Spencer walked with 2 outs and Moody singled to left center to score Spencer. Moody then scored on, again, what shouldíve been the third out as Monica Lustig struck out but reached first as the pitch got past the catcher. The throw to first went into right field as Moody scored and Lustig went all the way to third.
Neither team scored in the fourth and fifth inning then McCall put their big inning together in the 6th. Three singles, 3 errors and a walk led to 5 runs.
Prairie answered with a run in the bottom of the inning as Ashley Cannon singled and then scored on Siglerís single.
McCall made it 8-4 in the seventh with a run.
Prairie tried to rally back in the bottom of the 7th as Schlader hit a 1-out homer to the fence in center. Schumacher reached on a passed ball on strike 3 and Spencer followed with a double. The rally died there as McCall got the final two outs.
The JVís had 8 hits led by Spencer who had a double and a single. Sigler and Moody had 2 singles each while Schlader had a homer and Cannon had a single.
Sigler pitched all 7 innings allowing 8 runs on 5 hits with 5 walks, 1 hit batter and 9 strikeouts.
McCall  2   0 2 0 0ó  4   5 8
Prairie   3 12 4 1 xó20 13 1
JV Game
McCall   0 1 1 0 0 5 1ó8 5 2
Prairie     0 1 2 0 0 1 2ó6 8 4
Amber Holthaus scores as she beats the throw to the plate.
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22-at Lapwai, 4 p.m., won 12-0
25-Timberline, here 4 p.m., postponed, rain
26-at Orofino, 4:30 p.m., postponed, rain
27-vs. McCall-Donelly (late schedule addition), won 20-4
15-vs. Potlatch at Lewiston, 2 league games, 4:30 p.m.
17-Troy, here, 2 league, 11 a.m.
19-at Grangeville, 4 p.m.
20-Lapwai, here, 4 p.m.
22-Genesee, here, 4 p.m.
26-at Timberline, Frazier Park, 4:30 p.m.
27-Lewis County, here, 4 p.m.
29-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m.
3-at Lewis County, 4 p.m.
4-at Genesee, Airport Park, Lewiston, 4:45 p.m.
6-Orofino, here, 4 p.m.
10-at Kendrick, 2 league, 4 p.m.
14-15-District at Cottonwood
21-22-State at Caldwell
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