Prairie Lady Pirates went 4-0 over the past week
The Pirates had committed 9 errors when they suffered their only loss to Genesee but this time committed just 2 errors while pounding out 11 hits.
Genesee took the early lead with 2 runs in the bottom of the first but Prairie pitcher Sammi Frei held them to just 1 run the rest of the way.
Prairie came right back to tie the score with 2 runs in the second.
Genesee took back the lead with a run in the third but Prairie came right back with 2 runs in the fourth to take their first lead of the game. They added 4 more in the sixth to pull away.
Alena Hoene came through with a 2 RBI single in that 4-run sixth after Genesee had intentionally walked Hilaree VanderPas to load the bases.
Savanah Prigge led the way on offense with a double and 2 singles. Frei and VanderPas each had 2 singles while Amber Holthaus had a double and Megan Sigler, Hoene and Tanna Schlader each had a single.
Prairie 0 2 0 2 0 4 0—8 11 2
Genesee 2 0 1 0 0 0 0—3 6 3
Sammi Frei walked Orofino’s first 3 batters and they all eventually scored. She settle down after that though and held the Maniacs to just 1 run the rest of the way.
Prairie meanwhile had scored 1 run in the first, added 1 in the second and took the lead with 2 runs in the third.
They added another run in the fifth for a 2-run lead which was important as Orofino scored a run in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead back to 1.
Prairie had 10 hits in the game, all singles, with Amber Holthaus and Haleigh Schmidt collecting 2 each. Each also had an RBI. Hilaree BanderPas, Alena Hoene, Frei, Tanna Schlader and Meaghan Bruner each had a single.
Frei held Orofino to 5 hits in the game.
Prairie 1 1 2 0 1 0 0—5 10 3
Orofino 3 0 0 0 1 0 0—4 5 5
They are league co-champions with Genesee but will be the #1 seed into the District Tournament due to the tie-breaker.
In the opener Lewis County jumped on top with 3 first inning runs but scored only 1 more in the final 4 innings.
Prairie was shut out in the first inning but scored 2 in the second, took the lead with 3 in the third and added 5 each in the fourth and fifth innings to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Sammi Frei, Hilaree VanderPas and Savanah Prigge had 2 RBI each in the game.
Prairie had 8 hits with VanderPas collecting a double and single while Prigge had a pair of singles. Amber Holthaus, Alena Hoene, Frei and Meaghan Bruner each added a single.
In the second game Prairie lead 3-2 after the first inning but the Eagles scored 5 in the top of the second to take the lead thanks in large part to four Prairie errors.
It didn’t take Prairie long to erase that lead though as they erupted for 15 runs in the bottom of the inning and with 6 more runs in the fourth, ended the game on the 15-run mercy rule.
Prairie scored their 24 runs on just 7 hits. Haleigh Schmidt and VanderPas each had a double while Holthaus, Hoene, Frei, Prigge and Tanna Schlader each had a single.
With the wins Prairie ends their regular season with a 14-1 record, 11-1 in league. The games scheduled for Kendrick on Monday, May 10 were cancelled as Kendrick doesn’t have a team anymore.
Prairie 0 2 3 5 5—15 8 4
Lewis County 3 0 1 0 0— 4 6 4
Lewis County 2 5 1 0— 8 3 4
Prairie 3 15 0 6—24 7 8
District tournament starts Friday
The 1-A District 2 Softball Tournament will take place at Cottonwood this weekend.
Prairie is the #1 seed and will play Lewis County while #2 Genesee and #3 Troy play each other. Both games will start at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14.
The tournament continues with a pair of games at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Friday's two losing teams will play on one field while the two winners play for the District Championship on the other field and the #1 seed to state.
At 1 p.m. the championship game loser will play the loser's bracket winner for the #2 seed to state.
State will be at the Quad in Caldwell on May 21-22.
Three qualify for State Rodeo
Callie Mader tallied enough points during the season to earn her a trip to Pocatello in June to compete in both barrels and goat tying. NaTosha Schaeffer and MaKayla Schaeffer also qualified for state competition in team roping.
Year end awards for team members where:
Rookie of the year: Callie Mader
Breakaway: Hillaree Vanderpas 7th
Goat Tying: Callie Mader 5th
Poles: MaKayla Schaeffer 9th, Callie Mader 10th
Barrels: Callie Mader 4th
Team Roping: MaKayla Schaeffer (Header) 5th, NaTosha Schaeffer (Heeler) 5th
Senior Awards went to Hillaree, NaTosha and Taylor Ratcliff.
Rodeo photos by Michelle Schaeffer
PRAIRIE SOFTBALL 2010
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., 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., cancelled, weather
4-at Genesee, Airport Park, Lewiston, 4:45 p.m., won 8-3
6-Orofino, here, 4 p.m., won 5-4
7-Lewis County (2) at Cottonwood, makeup games, won 15-4, 24-8
10-at Kendrick, 2 league, 4 p.m., cancelled, Kendrick dropped their team during the season.
14-15-District at Cottonwood, vs. Lewis County, 5 p.m. Friday. Play again, win or lose, on Saturday at 11 a.m., 2nd place game is at 1 p.m.
21-22-State at Caldwell