Pirates lose District opener
The Prairie baseball team lost their district tournament opener to Genesee as they fell 10-13 at Clearwater Park in Lewiston Friday, May 14.
An error led to a Genesee run in the first inning but Prairie came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the inning without benefit of a hit.Justin Schmidt lost his hat but is about to make a catch in centerfield in the first Genesee game.
Devin Schmidt was hit by a pitch leading off. He then stole second. Kyle Holthaus flew out to deep centerfield for an out. While Conner Rieman worked a walk a wild pitch moved Schmidt to third base. Rieman then stole second. David Sigler hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Schmidt.
Rieman then stole third and scored on a wild pitch for a 2-1 lead.
In the second inning Genesee had 4 hits, including 2 doubles and a homer, along with 2 walks as they scored 6 runs to take a 2-7 lead.
Prairie came back with their own rally in the third to get back into the game. Justin Schmidt led off with a single for Prairie’s first hit of the game. Devin Schmidt was again hit by a pitch, this one off his helmet, and Holthaus was walked to load the bases.
Rieman then doubled to right to score 2 runs. Holthaus then scored on a wild pitch with Rieman moving to third. Another wild pitch scored Rieman to cut the lead to 6-7. Seth Guyer walked on 4 pitches and Genesee then changed pitchers. Joe Schumacher greeted the new pitcher with a single with Guyer advancing to third. Schumacher stole second and Troy Lorentz walked to re-load the bases with 2 outs. 
Justin Schmidt the grounded out to end the inning.
Neither team scored in the fourth but Genesee took advantage of 2 errors and a double to score 2 runs in the fifth.
Prairie got those runs right back in the bottom of the inning. Schumacher’s flyball to left was dropped for a 2-base error. He moved to third on Lorentz’ 1 out single and scored on Justin Schmidt’s double to left with Lorentz moving to third.
Lorentz scored on Devin Schmidt’s infield single to make it 8-9.
Genesee had 3 singles in the 6th to make it 8-10.
David Sigler slid around the tag as he makes his way safely to second base in the first Genesee game.Prairie came back in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score. Sigler led off with a single to left center and stole second. Guyer reached on an error with Sigler going to third. Guyer stole second then Schumacher singled to left to bring home Sigler with Guyer advancing to third. Silas Whitley then brought in Guyer with a sacrifice fly to right to tie the score at 10.
Rieman went to the mound in the 7th and Prairie should’ve got out of the inning with no runs scoring. The leadoff hitter reached on an error and a walk followed. Rieman then got two outs. The second out, which would’ve been the third out without the error, brought in the go-ahead run. 2 singles followed to scored 2 more runs.
In the bottom of the seventh Prairie ran themselves out of any hope of winning. Holthaus reached on a 1-out walk and Rieman beat out an infield hit. Sigler then grounded to third for a forceout of Holthaus. Genesee attempted to get a double play at second on Rieman but the ball got away. Rieman then attempted to advance to third and was thrown out to end the game.
Prairie had 10 hits in the game with Rieman and Justin Schmidt each having a double and a single. Sigler and Schumacher had 2 singles each while Lorentz and Devin Schmidt each had a single.
Holthaus gave up 10 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings with 4 walks, 1 hit batsman and 4 strikeouts 7 of those runs were earned. Rieman gave up 3 unearned runs on 2 hits with 1 walk in 1 inning pitched. 
Genesee 1 6 0 0 2 1 3—13 12 2
Prairie    2 0 4 0 2 2 0—10 10 4

Pirates shuts out C.V.
Seth Guyer tossed a 3-hit shutout as the Prairie baseball team survived a loser out game with a 10-0 win over Clearwater Valley Saturday, May 15 at the District Tournament at Clearwater Park in Lewiston.
Guyer had been hit hard by C.V. when the Rams upset the Pirates a week earlier but pitched very well this time out.
He also got great support from the defense as Prairie made 6 flyball outs and 5 groundball outs in addition to 4 strikeouts by Guyer in 5 innings of work.
Prairie meanwhile scored 3 runs in the first inning on 4 hits. Devin Schmidt led off with a single and stole second. Kyle Holthaus followed with a single that scored Schmidt. He stole second and third and scored on David Sigler’s triple. Sigler then scored to make it 3-0 on a wild pitch.
Prairie put together 4 straight hits in the third inning to add 2 more runs. Conner Rieman got a 1-out single and Sigler followed with a single that moved Rieman to third. Sigler stole second and both runners scored on Guyer’s double. Joe Schumacher followed with a single but Guyer was held at third and the inning ended with Guyer and Schumacher still on base.
Prairie had 4 straight singles to open the fourth inning as they scored 4 more runs. Justin Schmidt led off with a single and went to second as the ball got away from the first baseman. Devin Schmidt singled with Justin moving to third. Devin then stole second and both runners scored on Holthaus’ single. Rieman followed with a single and Sigler was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Guyer forced Sigler at second but Holthaus scored on the play. Schumacher was hit by a pitch to re-load the bases and Rieman scored on Silas Whitley’s groundout to second.
Prairie needed just 1 run in the bottom of the fifth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. Justin Schmidt lead off and reached on an error, going to second on the play. He then scored the game-ending run when Holthaus singled.
Prairie had 13 hits in the game led by Holthaus who had 3 singles. Sigler had a triple and a single and Rieman, Schumacher and Devin Schmidt each had 2 singles. Guyer had a double and Justin Schmidt had a single.
C.V.    0 0 0 0 0—  0   3 2
Prairie 3 0 2 4 1—10 13 0

Prairie earn state berth
The Prairie baseball team advanced to state for the first time since 2006 with a 12-2 win over Genesee in the second place game at District Saturday, May 15.
David Sigler gave up just 2 runs on 5 hits with 7 strikeouts  while the Prairie offense pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of 9 free passes and 3 errors to score 12 runs and end the game in the bottom of the sixth on the 10-run mercy rule.Joe Schumacher is about to score after a wild pitch in the second Genesee game.
The pitching matchup was a replay of the 1-0 game that Sigler won May 4 at Genesee where Genesee’s Ryan Kneal pitched himself in and out of trouble the whole game but gave up just 1 run.
The first inning started like he was going to do that again as he walked both Kyle Holthaus and Conner Rieman with 1 out but got a pair of fly ball outs to get out of the inning.
Prairie got to him though in the second inning. Kneal walked Joe Schumacher. Schumacher went all the way to third on an errant pickoff throw. 
With one out, Troy Lorentz was walked and when ball 4 got away from the catcher, Schumacher scored the game’s first run.
After a second out, Devin Schmidt doubled to deep left center to score Lorentz. Holthaus was hit by a pitch and Rieman walked but Sigler was induced into a popup on a 3-2 pitch to end the inning.
Genesee got to Sigler for a run in the third as they put together 3 singles to score a 2-out run.
Prairie got that run back in the bottom of the inning as Seth Guyer led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. After an out Silas Whitley singled with Guyer moving to third. Whitley then stole second. Lorentz then grounded back to the pitcher and Prairie got a run they shouldn’t have. The pitcher look Guyer back to third then threw out Lorentz at first. Whitley at second though didn’t see Guyer go back to third and looked to advance. Genesee threw the ball to second as Whitley at first scrambled to get back and Guyer was able to score. Whitley wound up making it to third anyway on the throw home.
In the fifth inning Prairie finally broke the game open. Sigler led off with a single up the middle and stole second. He scored on Guyer’s single up the middle. Guyer was caught stealing but Schumacher followed with a walk. Garrett Schmidt went in to pinchrun for Schumacher. Whitley doubled down the left field line with Schmidt going to third. Lorentz then singled to right center to score both Schmidt and Whitley. Genesee then pulled Kneal and went to Alan Berry. Berry walked Justin Schmidt then Devin Schmidt singled to score Lorentz. Rieman was hit by a pitch to load the bases with 2 outs. For the second time in the game Sigler came up with the bases loaded and 2 outs and worked a 3-2 count. This time he singled to right center to score all three runners who had taken off with the pitch. That made it 10-1 in Prairie’s favor.
Genesee came back with a run in the top of the sixth as Berry got a 1-out double and 2 wild pitches advanced him to the plate. A strikeout and a popup to second avoided any further damage.
In the bottom of the inning Prairie needed 2 runs to end it and earn a trip to state. Schumacher led off and reached on an error. Whitley followed with a single with Beau Schlader going in to run for Whitley. A groundout to first by Lorentz moved up the runners and after another out, Devin Schmidt singled up the middle to bring in both runners and end the game.
Devin Schmidt and Whitley each had a double and 2 singles to lead the hitting attack. Schmidt also had 4 RBI. Sigler and Guyer had 2 singles each with Sigler picking up 3 RBI. Lorentz had a single and 2 RBI.
With the win Prairie takes an 11-5 record into the state tournament.
Genesee 0 0 1 0 0 1—  2   5 3
Prairie    0 2 1 0 7 2—12 11 2

The Prairie baseball team took second at District and advanced to State this week at Lewiston. Kneeling from left are Josh Roeper, Marcus Higgins, Troy Lorentz, Mike Karel, Garrett Schmidt and Cody Schumacher. Standing from left are coach Dustin Behler, Robert Nau, Beau Schlader, Conner Rieman, Justin Schmidt, Seth Guyer, Joe Schumacher, David Sigler, Kyle Holthaus, Devin Schmidt, Silas Whitley and coach Pat Holthaus.

Prairie to play Rimrock in state opener
The Prairie baseball team will make their first state tournament appearance in 4 years this Friday, May 21 at the Airport Park Babe Ruth Field in Lewiston.
They will play Rimrock in the second game of the tournament at 4 p.m.
Potlatch will play Notus at 2 p.m.
The two losers will play at 6 p.m. in a loser out game.
The winners will play at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the loser of that game playing the winner of Friday’s late game at noon.
The winner of that game will play the 10 a.m. winner at 2 p.m. in the championship game. If the noon winner should win there would be another winner-take-all championship game at 4 p.m.
The state bracket is shown below.
Seth Guyer slides into second with a double in the Friday game.
Troy Lorentz heads for third on Justin Schmidt's double.

Baseball team is Academic State Champs
The Prairie High School baseball team has been recognized as the Class 1-A Academic champions for the state of Idaho.
The team’s 3.454 cumulative grade point average ranked as the best among all Class 1A baseball teams in the state.

Basketball Meeting set
There will be a boys basketball meeting with parents next Tuesday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Elementary Gym.

Basketball camp set for June 28-July 1
The boys coaching staff at Prairie High School will conduct their first basketball camp.
The Camas Prairie Basketball Camp will run from June 28 to July 1 and will be held in Cottonwood.
There will be a session for boys and girls. The camp will be for incoming 4th through 9th graders.
The girls camp will run from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and the boys camp will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The fee for the camp will be $55.00 and will include a Camp T-Shirt. Registration information will be forthcoming.
For more information contact head coach Teel Bruner at 962-5542.

18-at Kamiah, 4 p.m., won 19-10
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
1-at Genesee, 4:30 p.m., postponed, weather
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., cancelled
30-Orofino, here, 4 p.m., lost 5-16
4-at Genesee, makeup for April 1 postponement, 4:30 p.m., won 1-0
6-C.V., here, 4 p.m., lost 6-9
7-at Potlatch, 2 league at LCSC, 4 p.m., lost 5-6, won 5-1
1-15-District at Lewiston lost to Genesee 10-13, beat C.V. 10-0, beat Genesee 12-2, 2nd at District
21-22-State at Lewiston

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