Lady Pirates clobber Timberline
In a makeup of a postponed game the Prairie Lady Pirates beat Timberline 17-0 in a league game played Tuesday, April 13 at Cottonwood.
Pitcher Sammi Frei was one out from a no-hitter and wound up with a 1-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and 5 walks.Haleigh Schmidt pulls into second with a stolen base against Timberline.
Timberline never got a ball out of the infield against Frei and the only hit of the game landed about 6 feet in front of home plate. Catcher Haleigh Schmidt made a great attempt to catch the short pop-up but couldn’t come up with it.
Meanwhile the Prairie offense took advantage of defensive miscues and walks as they scored 17 runs on just 7 hits.
Megan Sigler opened the game with a pop-up to first that was dropped for an error. Amber Holthaus followed with a walk. Both runners moved around the bases and eventually scored on pitches that got past the catcher.
After an out, Hilaree VanderPas reached when the third baseman overthrew first on a ground ball. Kylie Tidwell went in to run for VanderPas and advanced to third on a couple of wild pitches. Alena Hoene was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. After a second out, Meaghen Bruner was walked to load the bases. Savanah Prigge then picked up Prairie’s first hit as her single past the second baseman scored 2 runs. Tanna Schlader walked to reload the bases and Sigler doubled down the left field line to bring in 2 more runs and make it 6-0.
In the second inning Schmidt struck out but reached first after the pitch got past the catcher. She stole second and then scored on VanderPas’ single to left. Hoene doubled down the left field line to score Monica Lustig, who was running for VanderPas. Hoene stole third and then scored on a wild pitch. 
Megan Sigler checks out the pitch as she takes off for second with a stolen base.Frei singled to right and advanced around the bases on wild pitches. Bruner followed with a walk and advanced to third on wild pitches. She scored on Siglers sacrifice fly to center to make it 11-0 after 2 innings.
In the third inning Schmidt led off with a single to center, advanced to third on wild pitches and scored on Hoene’s groundout to short.
Frei walked with 2 out with Kendal Schumacher going in as a courtesy runner. Schumacher wound up advancing around the bases and scoring on wild pitches as Bruner walked. Prigge also walked and both runners advanced on a wild pitch.
Schlader then singled to left to score both runners and make it 15-0 after 3 innings.
In the fourth inning coach Jeff Martin subbed in his JV players giving them a chance to hit. Timberline quickly got 2 outs on infield grounders but then starting making errors. 
Sheri Schumacher reached on an error and went to second on a wild pitch. A passed ball moved her to third.
Savannah Moody swung and missed at a 2-2 pitch but the ball got past the catcher with Sheri Schumacher coming in to score. Moody finally realized she could run to first and should’ve been out but the catcher’s throw sailed past the first baseman. The throw to get Moody at second got away and she moved on to third. She then scored on an illegal pitch as the pitcher dropped the ball while on the rubber.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game with Sigler and Hoene each collecting a double while Schmidt, Prigge, VanderPas, Frei and Schlader each had a single.
Timberline 0 0 0 0 0—  0 1 6
Prairie       6 5 4 2 x—17 7 0

Lady Pirates sweep Potlatch
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble beating Potlatch in a league doubleheader played at Lewiston’s Airport Park Thursday, April 15 as they won 17-0 and 23-1.
Both games ended after just 3 innings on the 15-run mercy rule.
Prairie pitcher Sammi Frei allowed just 1 hit over the 2 games, tossing a perfect game in the opener as she struck out 7 of the 9 batters she faced.
Megan Sigler had a big day at the plate with 3 hits including a double and a triple and 8 RBI. Frei had 7 RBI despite just 1 hit, a triple in the second game.
Prairie had 7 hits in the opening game as they capitalized on walks and errors to score 10 runs in the first inning and 7 more in the second.
Haleigh Schmidt had 3 hits including a double in the opener while Sigler had a double and triple. Savanah Prigge added 2 singles.
The Pirates had 8 hits in the second game as they scored 10 runs in the first inning, 9 in the second and 4 in the third.
Meaghan Bruner had 2 singles, Frei had a triple and Sigler, Amber Holthaus, Hilaree VanderPas, Alena Hoene and Sheri Schumacher each had a single.
Game 1
Potlatch     0 0 0—  0 0 5
Prairie     10 7 x—17 7 0
Game 2
Prairie       10 9 4—23 8 0
Potlatch      0 1 0—  1 1 5

Lady Pirates sweep Troy
The Prairie Lady Pirates finally had a competitive game but still managed to stay unbeaten as they swept Troy Monday, April 19 in a makeup of games postponed from Saturday by a wet field.Amber Holthaus tries to drag bunt the ball from the left side in the Timberline game.
They won the first game 10-4 and came from behind in the second game to win 11-7.
Prairie never trailed in the opener as they scored 2 runs in the first inning and 4 in the third to take a 6-0 lead.
Prairie pitcher Sammi Frei lost her shutout in the fourth inning as Troy scored a run but Prairie answered back with 2 more runs to make it 8-1.
Megan Sigler had 3 hits including 2 doubles in the game and had 3RBI as Prairie pounded out 8 hits in the game.
Alena Hoene had 2 singles, Sam Spencer had a double and Amber Holthaus and Hilaree VanderPas each had a single.
Frei struck out 10 in the game and gave up just 2 walks.
In the second game Prairie had 3 hits and took advantage of an error in the second inning to score 4 runs.
Frei led off the inning as she reached on an error. After an out Spencer doubled to right center to score Frei. Meaghan Bruner followed with a single up the middle and Sigler tripled to left to score both runners. Sigler then scored on Holthaus’ sacrifice fly to left.
After sailing through the first inning  getting 3 outs with just 8 pitches, Frei started the second inning by walking the leadoff hitter. A pair of groundouts moved the runner to third and she scored on a wild pitch.
Troy cut the lead to 1 in the third inning with a pair of walks and a 2-run double, Troy’s first hit of the game.
Prairie pushed the lead to 6-3 with 2 runs in the fourth. Bruner led off with a double to left and Sigler doubled down the left field line to score Bruner.  After an out Haleigh Schmidt grounded back to the pitcher but Sigler scored on the play.
Troy took their first lead of the day in the bottom of the fourth. Frei struck out the leadoff batter but walked the second and then gave up 3 straight hits as Troy took a 6-7 lead.
In the top of the fifth Frei beat out an infield hit to lead off the inning but was forced at second by Tanna Schlader. A wild pitch moved Schlader to second and a groundout moved her to third. She scored the tying run on Bruner’s single to right.
Frei got the side out in order in the bottom of the fifth and Prairie rallied to take the lead in the top of the sixth.
Holthaus led off the sixth with a single to left. Holthaus stole second and then scored the go ahead run as Schmidt’s groundball to second went through the wickets into right field.
Vanderpas then doubled down the left field line to score Schmidt. Kendal Schumacher went in to run for VanderPas and she scored on Alena Hoene’s double. Hoene wound up on third on the play as the throw went home. Hoene then scored on Frei’s grounder to short to make it 11-7.
Frei gave up 2 hits to lead off the bottom of the sixth but then got 3 straight outs to keep Troy from scoring.
Prairie went out in order in the seventh but Troy managed just 1 baserunner, on a walk, in the bottom of the inning as Prairie held on to win.
Frei gave up 6 hits in the game while striking out 8 and walking 5.
Prairie had 14 hits in the game led by VanderPas who had 2 doubles and a single and Bruner who had a double and 2 singles.
Sigler had a double and a triple and 3 RBI. Holthaus had 2 singles, Spencer and Hoene a double each and Schmidt and Frei a single each.
The wins improve Prairie to 8-0 on the season and 6-0 in league play.
Game 1
Troy    0 0 0 1 3 0 0—  4 4 3
Prairie 2 0 4 2 1 1 x—10 8 2
Game 2
Prairie 0 4 0 2 1 4 0—11 14 0
Troy    0 1 2 4 0 0 0—  7   6 2

Volleyball Theme Tournament is BPA fundraiser
The Prairie Volleyball Team Theme Tournament will be held Wednesday, April 28th at 6 p.m. at Prairie High School.
Each of the following teams will pick a theme and dress to match. 6 teams participating are listed below and themes (not all themes have been chosen yet).
1. Middle school – Many Moods of Middle School (M M’s)
2. Elementary school – ABC’s and 123’s 
3. High school – Budget Cuts
4. NICI – The Crush
5. Booster Club – Spirit Team 
6. Prairie Seniors – Future Cons
Cost is $3.00 per person at the door. Come join in this fun filled night and help raise money for Prairie’s BPA (Business Professionals of America) qualifiers to go to Anaheim, California for National Competition.

16-at Kamiah 4 p.m., won 15-10
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
13-Timberline here, rain makeup, won 17-0
15-vs. Potlatch at Lewiston, 2 league games, 4:30 p.m., won 17-0, 23-1
17-Troy, here, 2 league, 11 a.m., played April 19, won 10-4, 11-7
19-at Grangeville, 4 p.m., Cancelled to make up April 17 league games postponed by wet field
20-Lapwai, here, 4 p.m., won 16-0, details next week
22-Genesee, here, 4 p.m. postponed to 4/23 at 4:45 p.m. if field unplayable will be at Lewiston
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
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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