Lady Pirates no-hit Lapwai
Sammi Frei and Megan Sigler combined to pitch a no-hitter against Lapwai as the Lady Pirates won a league game 16-0 at Cottonwood Tuesday, April 20.
Frei pitched the first 3 innings allowing only 1 baserunner per inning as she struck out 4, walked one and hit one. The third baserunner reached when she struck out on a pitch that bounced before it got to home plate and made it to first before catcher Haleigh Schmidt could retrieve the ball. Sam Spencer rounds first after a single against Lapwai.
Sigler struck out 3 and walked 2 in her two innings.
Meanwhile the Prairie offense was taking advantage of walks and errors along with 9 hits. Prairie’s first six batters in the bottom of the first all reached base and scored. Sigler and Amber Holthaus both walked to start the inning. Sigler scored on a wild pitch and Schmidt singled home Holthaus. 
Hilaree Vanderpas singled down the left field line to score Schmidt. Kelsey Tidwell went in to run for VanderPas and she scored when Alena Hoene reached on a passed ball on strike 3. Frei then beat out an infield hit before Prairie made their first out. Savanah Prigge then singled up the middle to bring in 2 runs. Meaghan Bruner was hit by a pitch and Sigler walked to load the bases. Holthaus then hit what should’ve been a single to left that scored Prigge but it turned into a forceout when the left fielder’s throw to third beat the runner coming from second.
Wild pitches and an error allowed Sigler and Holthaus to score to make it 9-0 after the first inning.
In the second inning Hoene led off with a walk and took second as Lapwai’s catcher was slow to retrieve ball 4 and get it back to the pitcher. She went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Frei’s sacrifice fly to left.
Tanna Schlader beat out an infield hit and went to second as the shortstop’s throw got past the first baseman. Prigge then tripled to right center to score Schlader. A wild pitch allowed Prigge to score and make it 12-0.
In the third inning Prairie started putting subs and  JV players into the lineup. Brandee Seubert led off with a single and Monica Lustig walks. Sam Spencer singled to left to score both runners. Sheri Schumacher walked and Spencer scored on Schlader’s groundout. Schumacher then scored on Prigge’s groundout to make it 16-0.
Prairie had 9 hits in the game with Prigge collecting a single and triple and 4 RBI. Seubert had a pair of singles and Sigler, VanderPas, Spencer, Frei and Schlader each had a single.
The win keeps Prairie unbeaten at 7-0 in league and 9-0 overall.
Lapwai 0 0 0 0 0—  0 0 3
Prairie  9 3 4 0 x—16 9 0

Lady Pirates lose to Genesee
The only team to beat the Prairie Lady Pirates last year gave them their first loss this year 11-14 in an error-filled contest played Friday, April 23, at Cottonwood. 
The game was rescheduled to Friday from Thursday due to rain.
Haleigh Schmidt scores on a passed ball against Genesee as Alena Hoene, right, tells her to slide.Genesee jumped on Prairie for 6 runs in the top of the first inning thanks in large part to 4 errors.
Prairie bounced back in the bottom of the inning though with 3 runs of their own with help from an error by Genesee.
Megan Sigler led off the inning with a fly ball to center that was dropped for a 2-base error. 
Amber Holthaus was walked on 4 pitches and Hilaree VanderPas singled to right to score both runners. Kelsey Tidwell went in to run for VanderPas and she scored on Sammi Frei’s double to left.
Genesee added a run in the second on a homer by Brooke Dahmen but Prairie cut the lead to just 1 with another 3 spot in the bottom of the second. Tanna Schlader doubled down the left field line to lead of the inning and Meaghan Bruner walked. Sigler singled to left and the left fielder misplayed the ball allowing 2 runs to score and Sigler to go to second.
Holthaus blooped a single just over the shortstop with Sigler going to third. She then stole second. After an out, VanderPas was intentionally walked to load the bases. Alena Hoene was then hit by a pitch to force in a run. Genesee was then able to get the final two outs with no more runs scoring.
A 2 out triple in the third led to a run for Genesee but Prairie responded with a huge rally in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
Schlader was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Stole second and went to third as nobody covered second to take the catcher’s throw. Schlader then scored when the throw back from the outfield got away. That cut the lead to 1 and it appeared that would be all Prairie would get as Genesee got 2 outs. Holthaus then walked and Haleigh Schmidt singled to left. VanderPas reached when the third baseman’s throw on what should have been a groundout sailed past the first baseman for an error with Holthaus scoring the tying run and Schmidt moving to third. Kendal Schumacher went in to run for VanderPas. A wild pitch with Hoene at the plate allowed Schmidt to score the go-ahead run. Hoene then walked and Frei walked to load the bases.
Savanah Prigge then hit what should’ve been an inning-ending groundout but the first baseman dropped the throw as 2 runs scored.
Prairie took an 11-8 lead into the fourth inning where neither team scored. Prairie had a great opportunity in the bottom of the fourth as Bruner led off with a walk and Sigler doubled to center to put runners on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out. A popup to third and two short fly balls to the shortstop ended the inning with no runs scoring.
In the fifth Prairie into fielding problems again as 2 hits and 2 errors led to 3 runs for Genesee as they tied the score at 11.
3 more errors in the sixth allowed Genesee to retake the lead with 3 more runs.
In both the fifth and sixth Prairie had a chance to get out of the inning with no runs scoring but errors kept the inning alive.
Prairie got a leadoff walk in both the fifth and sixth innings but couldn’t bring the runners around to score. In the seventh Hoene led off with an infield single and Prigge singled to right to bring the tying run to the plate with only 1 out. A strikeout and a popup to third ended the game.
Prairie had 9 hits with Sigler having a double and single. Frei and Schlader each had a double and Holthaus, Schmidt, VanderPas, Hoene and Prigge each had a single.
Frei gave up 13 hits to Genesee while striking out 5 and walking 1 and hitting 1. The one walk was an intentional walk which worked out as it set up the forceout that ended that inning.
With the loss Prairie drops to 9-1 on the season and 7-1 in league play.
Genesee 6 1 1 0 3 3 0—14 13 5
Prairie    3 3 5 0 0 0 0—11   9 9

Lady Pirates win big at Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates bounced back from their only loss of the season with a huge win at Timberline as they swamped the Spartans 27-3 in a 5-inning contest Monday, April 26.
Prairie pitcher Sammi Frei struck out 9 batters and walked 3 while giving up just 4 hits. Also on offense she knocked in more runs than she gave up as she had 6 RBI including a grand slam homer in the third inning.
Prairie pounded out 19 hits in the game as the scored at least 2 runs in every inning and as many as 12 in the second inning.
Megan Sigler had 4 hits including a double while Amber Holthaus had 3 singles as did Alena Hoene. Frei had a homer and a single. Hilaree VanderPas had a double and a single. Tanna Schlader had a pair of singles. Meaghan Bruner had a double and Haleigh Schmidt and Savanah Prigge each had a single as everyone in the starting lineup had at least 1 hit.
With the win Prairie improves to 10-1 overall and 8-1 in league play.
Prairie       5 12 6 2 2—27 19 1
Timberline 0   0 1 0 2—  3   4 6
Hilaree VanderPas gets ready to throw the Lapwai runner out at first as Meaghan Bruner awaits the throw.
Savanah Prigge makes a catch in centerfield in the Genesee game.
Monica Lustig gets ready to throw out a Lapwai runner from third base. Kendal Schumacher awaits the throw at first while pitcher Megan Sigler watches.

Rodeo team competes at Weiser
The Prairie High School rodeo team competed at Weiser April 17 and 18.
The team did well with multiple members placing in several events.
The next rodeo will be at Lewiston at the Rocking Y this Saturday and Sunday. Events start on Saturday, May 1 at 5 p.m. while events start on Sunday, May 2 at 9 a.m.
Taylor Ratcliff prepares to dismount in the goat-tying event at Weiser.
Kelsey Tidwell dismounts in the goat-tying event at the high school rodeo in Weiser.

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
23-Genesee, here, 4 p.m. lost 11-14
26-at Timberline, Frazier Park, 4:30 p.m., won 27-3
27-Lewis County, here, 4 p.m., postponed due to wet field
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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