Pirates win 4 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 4 games last week including 3 league games as they improved to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in league play on the season.
On Tuesday, March 22 Megan Sigler tossed a 3-inning no-hitter as they defeated Highland 20-0. On Wednesday, March 23 they rallied in the 6th inning to defeat Colton 9-7 and on Thursday, March 24 they swept a doubleheader from Potlatch 17-7 and 14-2. All of the games were at Lewiston’s Airport Park.
In the bottom of the first Highland got their only baserunner on a 1-out walk but the next batter grounded to third for a forceout at second and the double play was rung up as the runner from first didn’t slide into second and was called for interference.
Sigler wound up with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk with the outfield able to take the day off as the other outs were on infield grounders.
Prairie added 3 runs in the second without benefit of a hit as 4 walks and several wild pitches led to all of the runs.
The Pirates really cut loose in the third as they posed 15 runs on 7 hits with 7 walks and 3 errors contributing to the scoring.
Schlader, the 6th batter of the inning, had the first hit as she clubbed a 2 run triple to left center. Savanah Prigge followed with a pop fly double that fell behind the right fielder. 2 walks and a single by Meaghan Bruner added 2 more runs and put 2 runners on for Kendall Schumacher who hit her second homer of the season over the right fielder’s head.
At that point Highland changed pitchers and Monica Lustig greeted the new pitcher with a single. Sigler walked to put 2 runners on. Schlader then swung at a wild strike three and with 2 outs was able to reach first to load the bases. Prigge walked to force in a run and Haleigh Schmidt singled to right to drive in 2 more and when the rightfielder misplayed the ball Prigge scored as well.
Kendra Dinning then singled home Sheri Schumacher who was running for Schmidt for the final run.
Prairie had 9 hits with Schlader collecting a triple and a home. Dinning had a double and a single, Schumacher a homer, Prigge a double and Schmidt, Bruner and Lustig a single each.
Prairie 2 3 15—15 9 0
Highland 0 0 0— 0 0 4
Sigler pitched the whole game for Prairie and allowed 8 hits with 8 walks and 1 strikeout.
Colton scored 3 runs in the top of the first on 2 doubles, a walk and 2 errors.
Prairie answered in the bottom of the first with a pair of runs as Sigler walked to lead off the game and scored on Prigge’s single. After a second out, Dinning walk and then Prairie pulled off a double steal with Dinning taking for an attempted steal of second, drawing a throw. She stopped midway between first and second and Prigge was able to score from third before Dinning got tagged out.
Colton got a single and 2 walks in the second but were unable to score thanks in large part to a pickoff at third base as Schmidt gunned out the runner there on an attempted double steal.
Prairie took their first lead in the bottom of the second as Leah Holthaus led off with a single up the middle and stole second.
Bruner then grounded out to the pitcher with Holthaus heading to third. After the out at first the first baseman attempted to get Holthaus at third and the throw got away allowing Holthaus to score.
Schumacher and Lustig each singled and Schlader was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Prigge then singled to left to score Schumacher and give Prairie a 4-3 lead.
The lead didn’t last long though as Colton scored twice in the third on 3 singles and a walk.
Prairie tied it in the bottom of the third as Holthaus reached on an error, stole second, went to third on a passed ball and scored on Bruner’s single to left.
Neither team scored in the fourth but Colton took back the lead in the fifth when a leadoff double came around to score.
They made it 7-5 with a walk, 2 groundouts and a single in the sixth.
In the bottom of the sixth Sigler was hit by a pitch leading off the inning. She stole second and scored on Schlader’s single. Schlader was able to advance on a steal and scored on Prigge’s single. Schmidt followed with a single that moved Prigge to third and then stole second. Dinning grounded out to short with Prigge scoring and Holthaus followed with a groundout to short that scored Schmidt.
In the top of the seventh Sigler got an out then gave up a walk and a single to put the tying runs on base. A flyout to Lustig in left and a ground ball to short for a forceout at second ended the game.
Prairie had 11 hits in the game as Prigge had 3 singles while Schmidt had a double and a single. Holthaus had a pair of singles and Schlader, Bruner, Schumacher and Lustig each had a single.
The win also sent a message to White Pine League rival Genesee who had been 10-runned by Colton on Tuesday.
Colton 3 0 2 0 1 1 0—7 8 2
Prairie 2 2 1 0 0 4 x—9 11 3
Holthaus gave up 2 unearned runs in the top of the first on a walk, single and 2 errors.
Prairie answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning. Sigler and Schlader both walked and both scored on Prigge’s triple to the fence in left center. Prigge then scored on a wild pitch. After a pair of outs Holthaus was walked, stole second and then advanced to third and then home on wild pitches.
Holthaus gave up a leadoff single in the second but a forceout and 2 strikeouts got her out of the inning.
In the bottom of the second Prairie sent 16 batters to the plate as they scored 12 runs. There were 7 hits, 4 walks, 1 hit batsman and 1 batter who reached on a strikeout/passed ball in the inning.
Schmidt and Dinning each had a single and double in the inning while Sigler, Schlader and Prigge each had a single. Schmidt had 4 RBI in the inning while Sigler and Schlader had 2 each.
The third and fourth innings were scoreless for both teams but Potlatch got to Holthaus for 5 runs in the top of the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors.
That forced Prairie to have to hit in the bottom of the fifth and they wasted little time scoring the game-ending run. Schumacher walked to lead off the inning and Lustig followed with a single. Sigler then doubled Schumacher home and the game was called at that point although Lustig would have scored as well.
Prairie had 10 hits in the game with Prigge having a triple and a single. Sigler, Schmidt and Dinning had a double and single each while Schlader and Lustig each had a single.
Holthaus gave up 7 hits with 7 strikeouts and just 1 walk.
In the second game Prairie scored once in the first but Potlatch tied it in the second. Prairie put up 4 runs in the third inning to take the lead for good.
They made it 8-1 with 3 runs in the fifth. Potlatch scored their only other run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 8-2.
Prairie then scored 6 in the top of the sixth highlighted by a 3-run homer by Prigge and then Sigler shut out Potlatch in the bottom of the inning to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Prairie had just 5 hits in the game as Prigge had a homer while Schmidt, Dinning, Bruner and Lustig each had a single.
Sigler allowed just 4 hits to the Loggers.
Potlatch 2 0 0 0 5— 7 7 0
Prairie 4 12 0 0 1—17 10 4
Prairie 1 0 4 0 3 6—14 5 0
Potlatch 0 1 0 0 1 0— 2 4 3
12-vs. Kellogg at Lewiston (2 games) 1 p.m. won 12-6, 10-1
15-Kamiah, there, 4 p.m., postponed due to weather
19-at Lewiston JV Tournament: vs. Colton JV, 10 a.m; vs. Colton, noon; vs. Sandpoint, 2 p.m., cancelled
21-vs. Moscow at Lewiston (2 games) 4:30 p.m. postponed to April 11
22-vs. Highland at Lewiston, 4 p.m., won 20-0
23-vs. Colton, 4:30 p.m., won 9-7
24-vs Potlatch at Lewiston (2 games) 4:30 p.m., won 17-7, 14-2
7-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m.
11-vs. Moscow at Lewiston (2 games) 4:30 p.m.
12-vs. Genesee at Lewiston, 4:45 p.m.
15-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m.
16-vs. Troy at Lewiston (2 games) 11 a.m.
19-Highland, here, 4 p.m.
21-Orofino, here, 4:30 p.m.
25-Grangeville, there, 4 p.m.
26-Timberline, there, 4 p.m.
13-14-Districts at Cottonwood
20-21-State at Lewiston