clobber Lewis County
Kyle Holthaus pitched a 1-hitter and the Prairie Pirates scored 9 runs in the first inning on just 3 hits as Prairie rolled to a 15-0 win over Lewis County Thursday, April 15 at Cottonwood.
The game was moved to Cottonwood due to a wet field at Nezperce. Prairie’s game against the Eagles on April 27 will now be played at Nezperce.
Holthaus pitched 3 perfect innings before allowing the Eagles their first baserunner on a walk in the fourth inning. He had 1 out in the fifth inning before allowing the Eagles their only hit. He walked 2 batters and struck out 6.
Meanwhile the Eagles’ starting pitcher, Kole Briggs, was unable to get an out as he walked 5 of the 6 batters he faced and the other one reached on an error. All six batters eventually scored.
Lewis County changed pitchers, putting Chris Riggers on the mound and he got an out then gave up a 2 run single to Troy Lorentz and a double to Justin Schmidt. Devin Schmidt then swung at strike 3 but the ball got past the catcher and he reached first to load the bases.
Holthaus grounded out to bring a run in and Conner Rieman singled home another run. Prairie wound up sending 14 batters to the plate in the inning and scored 9 runs.
In the second inning Prairie made 2 quick outs then Lorentz walked and Justin Schmidt reached on an error. Devin Schmidt then beat out an infield single with Lorentz scoring to make it 10-0.
The Pirates added 2 more runs in the third inning. Rieman led off with a double to right center the David Sigler reached when the pitcher dropped his popup. Seth Guyer scored Rieman on a sacrifice fly to left and Joe Schumacher double to left to score Sigler.
Lewis County changed pitchers again to start the fourth inning and Devin Schmidt greeted him with a walk. Rieman doubled down the line to score Schmidt and the Sigler hit a 2 run homer that cleared the fence only a few feet to the right of the left field foul pole.
The game was stopped after the top of the fifth inning on the 10-run mercy rule.
Prairie wound up with 9 hits with Rieman collecting 2 doubles and a single to go 3 for 3 in the game. Schumacher had a double and a single while Sigler had a homer, Justin Schmidt a double and Devin Schmidt and Lorentz each had a single.
The win improves the Pirates to 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall.
The two squads then played 3½ innings of a JV game before the game was called due to darkness with Lewis County ahead 15-4. They led 9-4 after 3 full innings.
Shawn Seubert started on the mound for the JV’s and pitched 2 innings giving up 4 runs on 3 hits with 2 walks and 3 errors contributing to the scoring.
Garrett Schmidt pitched an inning and a third and gave up just 2 hits but 3 walks, 2 hit batters and an error led to 7 runs.
Beau Schlader came on for the final 2 outs in the fourth but gave up 3 hits with 2 more errors contributing to 4 more runs.
The Pirates scored 3 runs in the first as Marcus Higgins led off with a single. Seubert reached on an error and Lorentz and Schlader each hit run scoring singles. Lorentz came home with the third run on a wild pitch.
Lewis County took the lead in the top of the second but Prairie tied it in their half with a run. Tayler Heitman led off with a bloop single that landed just out of the shortstop’s reach in left. Mike Karel laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Heitman to second. Higgins singled to move Heitman to third and Seubert singled to right to drive in the run.
Josh Roeper led off the third inning with a single but was caught stealing and Prairie was unable to score.
The JVs had 7 hits in the game, all singles. Higgins had 2 hits while Seubert, Lorentz, Schlader, Roeper and Heitman each had 1 hit.
Lewis County 0 0 0 0 0— 0 1 5
Prairie 9 1 2 3 x—15 9 1
Pirates rout Troy
David Sigler struck out 9 and gave up just 3 hits as Prairie routed Troy 25-0 in a game that could have been a lot more lopsided than that Monday, April 19 at Cottonwood.
The game was a makeup of one of the two games postponed by a wet field on Saturday.
Prairie sent 24 batters to the plate in the first inning as they piled up 19 runs and it could’ve been worse as Prairie coach Pat Holthaus had his last several hitters of the inning bunting, basically trying to get an out and end the inning.
4 errors, 5 walks, and 5 hit batters along with 8 hits contributed to the scoring in the inning. Devin Schmidt, Kyle Holthaus and Conner Rieman each scored 3 runs in the inning with Holthaus collecting a pair of doubles while Schmidt had a triple.
Sigler had a bases loaded 3-run double in the inning in which he went to third on the throw home and then scored when the ball got away from the catcher at the plate.
Seth Guyer, Joe Schumacher and Silas Whitley each had a single in the inning.
Prairie added 3 more runs in the second as Whitley and Troy Lorentz each walked and Justin Schmidt blooped a double behind third to load the bases.
Coach Holthaus then started subbing in his JV players to hit and Shawn Seubert drew a walk to drive in one run and Beau Schlader blooped a single over the third baseman to drive home 2 more runs.
Prairie added 3 more runs in the fourth as Conner Rieman was hit by a pitch and Sigler followed with a 2-run homer to straightaway left field. Seth Guyer then reached on an error and Robert Nau followed with a single. Lorentz walked for the fourth time in the game to load the bases and Justin Schmidt drew a walk to force in Guyer.
Prairie wound up with 14 hits in the game with Sigler collecting a homer and a double, Holthaus 2 doubles, Devin Schmidt a triple and Rieman, Guyer, Schlader, Joe Schumacher, Nau, Whitley, Lorentz, Justin Schmidt and Tayler Heitman a single each.
In addition to the 3 hits and 9 strikeouts, Sigler gave up 1 walk and hit one batter.
With the win Prairie improves to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in league play.
Troy 0 0 0 0 0— 0 3 5
Prairie 19 3 0 3 x—25 14 1
PRAIRIE BASEBALL 2010
19-at Kendrick 4 p.m., won 18-7
22-at C.V., 4 p.m., won 13-7
25-at Orofino, 4:30 p.m., lost 7-11
13-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m., postponed, wet field
15-at Lewis County, 4 p.m., won 15-0
17-Troy, here, 2 league, 11 a.m., postponed wet field
19-Troy here, 4 p.m., makeup of one of Saturday's postponed games, won 25-0
23-Kendrick, here, 4 p.m.
24-Genesee, here, 11 a.m.
27-Lewis County, there, 4 p.m.
29-Timberline, here, 2 league, 3:30 p.m.
30-Orofino, here, 4 p.m.
7-at Potlatch, 2 league at LCSC, 4 p.m.
13-15-District at Kendrick
21-22-State at Kendrick