Pirates swept by Moscow
The Prairie Lady Pirates ran into the best pitcher the Pirates have seen in many years as they got swept by Moscow 1-11, 4-17 at Lewiston Monday, April 11.
It was a cold, blustery evening with winds gusts playing havoc with any ball hit into the air including a couple of infield pop-ups that fell for hits due to the wind taking the ball in unexpected directions.
In the opening game Prairie was limited to just 4 hits and were held hitless until the fourth inning when Kendra Dinning’s wind-blown popup dropped on the infield between the pitcher and third baseman.
Prairie finally scored in the 7th when Dinning collected her second hit of the game on the first pitch of the inning. A wild pitch moved her to second and Kendall Schumacher doubled to the gap in left center to score her.
Outside of that Prairie struck out 17 times and walked just once.
Schumacher had a double and a single and Dinning 2 singles for Prairie’s only hits.
Megan Sigler didn’t fare near as well on the pitching side as she gave up 13 hits while walking 4, hitting 1 and striking out 6. Among the 13 hits were 2 doubles and 2 homers.
In the second game Prairie got off to a strong start as they scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning but just 1 the rest of the game.
Sigler led off with an infield single and Tanna Schlader walked. Haleigh Schmidt grounded back to the pitcher who forced Sigler at third. Dinning the walk and Leah Holthaus followed with a 2 run single. Holthaus then stole second and Dinning was able to score when the catcher’s throw went into centerfield as neither the shortstop or second baseman were on second to take the throw.
Moscow’s pitcher settled down after that recording 10 more strikeouts in 4 innings but walking 7 as she wasn’t quite as sharp as in the first game. A new pitcher came on in the fifth and gave up Prairie’s other run as Holthaus reached on a 2-out error, moved up to second and then to third on wild pitches and scored when the catcher’s throw to third got away.
Sigler and Holthaus each had a single for Prairie’s only hits in the game.
Holthaus pitched the game for Prairie and gave up 13 hits with 3 walks, 1 hit batter and 5 strikeouts. She gave up a single run in the first but Moscow got big innings in the second, third and fourth to end the game after the top of the fifth on the 10-run mercy rule.
With the losses Prairie drops to 7-2 on the season.
Moscow 2 2 1 1 1 0 4—11 13 1
Prairie 0 0 0 0 0 0 1— 1 4 2
Prairie 3 0 0 0 1— 4 2 3
Moscow 1 5 7 4 x—17 13 3
Prairie Softball 2011
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., postponed
11-vs. Moscow at Lewiston (2 games) 4:30 p.m. lost 1-11, 4-17
12-vs. Genesee at Lewiston, 4:45 p.m., won 10-0, details next week
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. (2 games)
13-14-Districts at Cottonwood
20-21-State at Lewiston