Pirates win 3 of 4
The Prairie Lady Pirates played 4 games last week, winning 3 of them as they improved to 10-3 on the season.
They beat Genesee Tuesday, April 12 at Lewiston 10-0, defeated Kamiah 13-3 Friday, April 15 at Cottonwood and split with Troy 6-8 and 17-7 at Lewiston on Saturday, April 16.
The Kamiah game was the only non-league game as they improved to 5-1 in league play.
Once they started scoring they racked up 10 runs in the inning to end the game on the 10-run rule after Sigler shutout Genesee in the bottom of the inning.
Prairie’s defense played well with no errors in the game as Sigler had 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Prairie had 9 hits in the game, most of them in the 5th, with Haleigh Schmidt and Kendall Schumacher picking up 2 singles each while Savanah Prigge had a double and a single. Tanna Schlader added a triple while Kendra Dinning and Leah Holthaus each had a single.
Prairie 0 0 0 0 10—10 9 0
Genesee 0 0 0 0 0— 0 2 3
Kamiah scored first in the game after a leadoff walk, two wild pitches and a ground out that brought the run home.
Prairie came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the first without benefit of a hit. 3 walks and an error led to the Pirate runs with Sigler and Schmidt scoring the runs.
Prairie added 4 more in the second with Holthaus blooping a single for the Pirates’ first hit. Schumacher walked and Monica Lustig beat out an infield hit to load the bases.
Sigler blooped a ball out past shortstop that the fielder was able to corral and force Schumacher at third but Holthaus scored on the play. Schlader then tripled over the left fielder’s head to score both Lustig and Sigler. Schlader then scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-1.
In the third Prairie posted 6 runs on 3 hits, 3 hit batters, a walk and an error. The big hit in the inning was a 2 run triple to the foul pole in left by Sigler.
In the fourth coach Jeff Martin subbed in his bench players with Mackenzie Rieman drawing a leadoff walk. She went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on another wild pitch to make it 13-1 after 4 innings.
In the top of the fifth Holthaus, who had worked into and out of trouble in the middle 3 innings, lost her command as she walked the first three batters to load the bases. A single then drove in a pair of runs. An error reloaded the bases but Holthaus then bore down and struck out the next two batters and got a game-ending groundout to second.
Holthaus gave up 3 runs on 4 hits with 6 walks, 1 hit batter and 7 strikeouts.
Prairie had 6 hits as Schlader had a triple and a single, Sigler a triple and Prigge, Holthaus and Lustig a single each.
Kamiah 1 0 0 0 2— 3 4 3
Prairie 2 4 6 1 x—13 6 1
It was one of those games where they just couldn’t get the big hit when they needed it as they stranded 10 runners including 7 in the last 4 innings.
Also Sigler wasn’t as sharp pitching the ball as she usually is as she gave up 10 hits and walked 3 in the game.
Prairie scored first as they pushed across a first inning run as Prigge hit a 2-out double to center and scored when Schmidt reached on an error as the pitcher threw the ball wide of first base on a comebacker.
Troy tied it in the bottom of the first on a single, 2 stolen bases and a wild pitch.
Troy then took the lead in the second with 3 runs on 2 hits, 2 walks and a runner who reached first on a third strike passed ball.
Prairie bounced right back with a 4 run third as Sigler led off with a triple and scored on Schlader’s single. Prigge followed with a single as Schlader moved to third. Schlader scored and Prigge moved to second on a passed ball and Schmidt singled home Prigge to tie the score at 4-4. Schmidt moved to second on Dinning’s groundout and scored on Holthaus’ single up the middle to give Prairie a 5-4 lead.
The lead didn’t last long as Troy scored 3 more in the bottom of the inning on 3 singles and a walk.
Two errors in the fourth gave Prairie a chance to score but the inning ended on Schmidt’s flyout to deep center.
In the fifth Prairie came up with a 2-out run as Meaghan Bruner singled and stole second. Schumacher followed with a single as Bruner moved to third and Bruner scored when Lustig’s fly ball to center was dropped for an error.
That cut the lead to 1 but Troy got that run back in the bottom of the inning and held on as Prairie went scoreless in the 6th and 7th innings.
Prairie wound up with 9 hits in the game. Prigge had a double and 2 singles, Sigler had a triple and Schlader, Schmidt, Holthaus, Bruner and Schumacher each had a single.
In the second game Prairie dominated except for the fifth inning as they won on the 10-run rule after the 6th inning.
Leah Holthaus pitched and limited Troy to just 3 hits and 1 run in the first 4 innings while walking 1 and striking out 4 as Prairie built a 15-1 lead.
Prairie put 4 runs on the board in the first inning as Sigler and Schlader both singled and Prigge walked to load the bases. Schmidt hit a grounder back to the pitcher who made the play at first as the run scored. Dinning then walked to reload the bases. Bruner and Schumacher each walked to force in a run. Dinning then scored on a wild pitch. Lustig walked to reload the bases before Troy finally got out of the innng.
Prairie added a run in the second as Sigler led off with a walk, stole second, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Prigge’s sacrifice fly to center.
Troy scored a single run in the third but Prairie answered with 4 runs in the bottom of the inning, all after there were 2 out and no one on.
Bruner walked with 2 out and Schumacher and Lustig followed with singles with Bruner scoring on Lustig’s single. Schumacher went to third on Lustig’s single and then scored on a passed ball. Lustig went to third on the passed ball and scored when Sigler reached on an error. Schlader then beat out an infield single and Sigler was able to score when Troy started throwing the ball around.
A 6-run fourth inning gave Prairie their 15-1 lead. They scored the 6 runs on just 2 hits as 4 walks and an error contributed.
Schmidt led off with a walk and stole second. Rieman subbed in for Dinning and reached on an error as Schmidt scored. Holthaus and Schumacher walked to load the bases and Lustig walked to force home Rieman. Sigler then singled up the middle to score both Holthaus and Schumacher and after an out Prigge doubled to the fence in left to score both Lustig and Sigler.
Troy finally got to Holthaus in the top of the fifth inning as they pounded out 6 hits and added a walk to score 6 runs and ward off the game ending on the 10-run rule in that inning. Most of the damage came after there were 2 outs as 6 consecutive players reached after there were 2 outs before Holthaus induced a fly ball out to end the inning.
That inning seemed to recharge Troy’s pitcher as she struck out the side on 11 pitches in the bottom of the 5th.
Holthaus regrouped in the top of the 6th though for a 1-2-3 inning and Prairie was able to score the 2 runs needed in the bottom of the 6th to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Schumacher led off with a single and Lustig walked. Sigler beat out an infield hit to load the bases. Schlader followed with a fly ball to center that dropped in but it turned into a forceout at second with Schumacher scoring. Prigge was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Schmidt was hit by a pitch to force in the game-ending run.
Prairie had 8 hits in the game as Sigler had 3 singles, Schlader and Schumacher had 2 singles each and Prigge had a double.
Sigler, Prigge, Schmidt and Lustig each had 2 RBI.
Holthaus allowed 7 runs on 9 hits with 2 walks, 1 hit batter and 5 strikeouts.
Prairie 1 0 4 0 1 0 0—6 9 3
Troy 1 3 3 0 1 0 x—8 10 4
Troy 0 0 1 0 6 0— 7 9 3
Prairie 4 1 4 6 0 2—17 8 0
The Camas Prairie Women's Volleyball League held its end-of-season tournament last Saturday in Cottonwood. 16 teams from the surrounding areas of Grangeville, Cottonwood, Kamiah, Orofino and Riggins compete annually for the championship title. The season runs January through April each year. This year's champions are Orofino I; pictured top photoe (l-r) Nikole Olive, Shannon Erbst, Jessica Garland, Julie Roby, Heidi Summers, and Lisa Hanna. Second place went to Irwin Drug, from Grangeville; pictured lower photo, (l-r) Jan Jungert, Krystal Ellis, Vikki Reiner, Kim Harman, Erika Shears, and (not pictured) Cheyenne Hudson.
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
15-Kamiah, here, 4 p.m., won 13-3
16-vs. Troy at Lewiston (2 games) 11 a.m., lost 6-8, won 17-7
19-Highland, here, 4 p.m., postponed, rain and snow
21-Orofino, there, 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