Pirates lose 3 more games
The Prairie baseball team lost 3 more games this past week including a pair of league games to drop to 0-5 on the season.
They lost their home opener 4-9 to Clearwater Valley Tuesday, April 12, lost a non-league game to Grangeville 1-22 at Cottonwood Friday, April 15 and then lost a league game at Nezperce 7-13 Monday, April 18.
Vs. C.V.
A 5-run first inning for the visiting Clearwater Valley Rams turned out to be the difference in the game last Tuesday.Silas Whitley started the game agaisnt C.V.
Two hits, an error and 3 free passes in the first inning led to those five runs before Prairie pitcher Silas Whitley was able to put together 3 straight strikeouts to get out of the inning.
He settled down and gave up just 1 more hit in his three innings although a pair of errors led to another run being scored.
Seth Guyer came on in the fourth inning and gave up 2 more runs on 3 hits and a walk as C.V. built their lead to 0-8.
Prairie finally got on the board in the bottom of the fourth as Seth Guyer broke up a no-hitter with a leadoff double to right. Whitley followed with a double to right to score Guyer with Prairie’s first run.
After an out, Shawn Seubert followed with a single to right to score Whitley and cut the lead to 2-8.
Guyer gave up a solo homer in the sixth to make it 2-9 then Prairie tried to rally in the bottom of the 7th.
Devin Schmidt was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning and moved to second on a failed pickoff throw. Troy Lorentz reached base when the Rams tried to get Schmidt at third and failed to do so. After Lorenz stole second, Guyer singled to right center to score both runners.
The rally died there though as the next 3 hitters were put out.
Prairie had 5 hits in the game with Guyer collecting a double and 2 singles. Whitley had a double and Seubert a single.
Whitley gave up 3 hits and 6 runs in 3 innings with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and a hit batsman. 2 of the runs were unearned.
Guyer gave up 5 hits and 3 runs in 3 innings with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Lorentz pitched the final inning and gave up no hits and no walks while striking out 2.
CV     5 1 0 2 0 1 0—9 8 4
Prairie 0 0 0 2 0 0 2—4 5 5
Vs. Grangeville
The Prairie baseball team ran into a buzzsaw last Thursday, April 14 as Grangeville pounded them 1-22 in a non-league game at Cottonwood.
The Bulldogs scored in every inning and posted two 7-run innings in the game as they pounded out 17 hits and took advantage of 6 Pirate errors.
Prairie at least avoided the shutout as they pushed a run across in the bottom of the 4th inning. 
Garrett Schmidt and Robert Nau had the only 2 Pirate hits with Nau’s double knocking in the only run.
Marcus Higgins started on the mound for the Pirates and pitched the first 2 innings allowing 14 runs. Devin Schmidt pitched the third and fourth innings and gave up 3 runs while Seth Guyer pitched the fifth inning and gave up 5 runs.
Grangeville 7 7 1 2 5—22 17 2
Prairie        0 0 0 1 0—  1   2 6
Vs. Nezperce
On a cold blustery, snowy day at Nezperce that saw a 45-minute delay due to snow the Pirates lost 7-13 to the Indians.
Nezperce piled up 11 runs in the first three innings while Prairie was limited to just 2 hits in that time.
The Indians scored 3 in the first on a bases loaded double with 2 outs and added 2 more in the second on a bases loaded single.
Prairie broke through with a run in the top of the third as Tyler Hankerson led off with a single and Devin Schmidt scored him with a 2-out double to left.
After 1 out in the bottom of the third the snow came leading to the delay.
After the stoppage the Indians came up with 6 more runs in the bottom of the third to take a 1-11 lead.
Prairie was able to put some hits together in the top of the fifth as they scored 6 runs to pull within 7-11 but in the final two innings they were able to get baserunners but couldn’t push them across for runs.
Nezperce added solo runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth.
Prairie wound up outhitting the Indians 14-8. Hankerson had 3 singles with Devin Schmidt had 2 doubles. Troy Lorentz and Robert Nau each had 2 singles while Silas Whitley had a double and Seth Guyer, Marcus Higgins and Garrett Schmidt each had a single.
Whitley started on the mound for the Pirates and was relieved by Devin Schmidt in the third inning.
Prairie      0 0 1 0 6 0 0—  7 14 3
Nezperce 3 2 6 0 1 1 x—13   8 1
Second baseman Garrett Schmidt checks his glove for the ball (it was there) after he and rightfielder Tayler Heitman nearly collided on a popup in the CV game.
Seth Guyer came on in relief in the C.V. game.

Prairie Baseball 2011
15-vs. Troy at LCSC, (2 games) 4 p.m., postponed due to rain
18-C.V., there, 4 p.m., lost 10-12
19-McCall, here, cancelled
22-Kamiah, there, 4 p.m., postponed due to wet field
25-Grangeville, here, 4 p.m., postponed due to wet field
4-vs. Highland at Culdesac, 4 p.m., postponed due to wet field
8-Orofino, there, 4:30 p.m., lost 6-16
12-C.V., here, 4 p.m., lost 4-9
15-Grangeville, there, 4 p.m., lost 1-22
18-Nezperce, here, 4 p.m., lost 7-13
19-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m., lost 21-22, details next week
21-Genesee, there, 4:30 p.m., postponed to April 30 at noon at LCSC
26-Timberline, here, 4 p.m.
29-vs. Potlatch at LCSC (2 games) 4 p.m.
30-vs Troy at LCSC (2 games), 10 a.m., postponed from 3/15--Cancelled. Troy cancelled the rest of their season due to injuries and lack of numbers.
30-vs. Genesee at LCSC, noon, postponed from April 21
3-Nezperce, there, 4 p.m.
5-Highland, here, (2 games) 4 p.m.
7-Genesee, here 11 a.m.
10-Timberline, there, 4 p.m.
13-14-District at Lewiston
20-21-State at Caldwell

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