A pair of 9-run innings helped Prairie beat Kendrick 19-9 and survive a huge third inning by the Tigers in a non-league game played Friday, April 23 at Cottonwood.
Kendrick took their only lead in the top of the first but leadoff hitter Devin Schmidt quickly erased that with a home run in the bottom of the inning. Kyle Holthaus followed with a double and Conner Rieman tripled. Rieman then scored on a groundout but Prairie added 6 more runs before the inning was over.
Prairie starting pitcher Seth Guyer ran into trouble in the third inning with walks and errors and Schmidt came on in relief but before the inning was over, Kendrick had tied the game at 9-9.
Prairie took the lead back with a single run in the bottom of the inning then erupted for 9 more runs in the bottom of the fifth as they were able to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Prairie had 13 hits in the game led by Guyer who had 2 doubles and a single. Schmidt had a double to go with his homer. Holthaus had a pair of doubles, David Sigler had a homer for the third straight game, Rieman had a triple, Silas Whitley had a double and Joe Schumacher, Troy Lorentz and Justin Schmidt each had a single. Everybody in the lineup wound up with at least one hit.
Kendrick 1 0 8 0 0— 9 4 0
Prairie 9 0 1 0 9—19 13 4
Pirates edge Genesee
The Prairie Pirates scored 5 runs in the first inning and made that stand up for a 5-2 win over Genesee Saturday, April 24 at Cottonwood.
Devin Schmidt led off the game with a single and stole second. Kyle Holthaus followed with a single up the middle to score Schmidt. He also stole second. David Sigler was walked and Seth Guyer hit a hard grounder through the wickets of the third baseman to load the bases. Joe Schumacher was hit by a pitch to score Holthaus. Sigler then came home on a wild pitch. Silas Whitley was walked to load the bases and Genesee looked like they would get out of the inning with a double play grounder to third by Troy Lorentz. The shortstop dropped the throw to second and Guyer scored as everybody was safe.
Justin Schmidt then grounded to short for a forceout at second with Schumacher scoring to make it 5-0.
Meanwhile on the mound Sigler tossed 3 perfect innings before running into trouble in the fourth inning. Three straight hits to lead off the inning led to 2 runs. The third hitter was caught stealing at second and a flyball out and a strikeout got Sigler out of the inning.
After the rocky first inning, Genesee’s pitcher settled down and shut the Pirates out over the final 6 innings as he allowed just 3 singles and a walk with only 1 hitter getting as far as third.
After his rocky fourth inning, Sigler sailed through the fifth and sixth, allowing just 1 baserunner on a hit by pitch.
He ran into more trouble in the seventh as he struggled with control, likely because he was tiring. He walked the first two batters but catcher Conner Rieman picked off the runner on first. After a strikeout, Sigler walked the next batter to again bring the tying runner to the plate. He got another strikeout to end the game.
Sigler gave up just 3 hits and 3 walks while hitting one batter and striking out 12.
Prairie had 6 hits, all singles. Devin Schmidt, Holthaus, Sigler, Guyer, Silas Whitley and Justin Schmidt picked up Prairie’s hits.
With the win Prairie improves to 7-1 on the season and 4-0 in league play.
The makeup date for the game at Genesee that was postponed April 1 will be May 3 at Genesee.
Genesee 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0—2 3 1
Prairie 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 x—5 6 0
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., won 19-9
24-Genesee, here, 11 a.m., won 5-2
27-Lewis County, there, 4 p.m., postponed, rain
29-Timberline, here, 2 league, 3:30 p.m.
30-Orofino, here, 4 p.m.
6-C.V., here, 4 p.m.
7-at Potlatch, 2 league at LCSC, 4 p.m.
13-15-District at Kendrick
21-22-State at Kendrick