Lady Pirates sweep Timberline
It took the Lady Pirates a while to get their offense going but once they did they rolled over Timberline 16-6 and 19-1 in a league doubleheader at Weippe Tuesday, April 26.
The write-ups for these games were omitted from this week’s print edition of the Chronicle.
Prairie never trailed in the opening game as they scored 3 runs in the top of the first and 2 more in both the second and third innings but Timberline chipped away and trailed just 7-6 heading into the fifth inning.
Tanna Schlader helped break open the game for the Pirates with a bases loaded triple that scored 3 of the 5 runs Prairie posted in the fifth inning. 
They added 1 in the 6th and 3 in the 7th to wind up winning by 10 runs.
They scored their 16 runs on just 5 hits with a lot of help from 14 walks.
Megan Sigler pitched and allowed 8 hits and 6 runs.
Schlader had a single to go with her triple while Leah Holthaus had a double and a single and Haleigh Schmidt had a single for the other hit.
The second game was dominated by the Pirates who scored at least 3 runs in every inning and ended the game in the top of the fifth on the 10-run mercy rule.
Holthaus pitched the second game and gave up just 5 hits and had Timberline shut out until the top of the fifth inning.
Prairie had 10 hits in the game led by Sigler who had a double and a single. Schlader and Kendall Schumacher each had a triple while Amanda Dinning, Holthaus, Meaghan Bruner, Mackenzie Rieman, Ashley Cannon and Monica Lustig each had a single.
Game 1
Prairie       3 2 2 0 5 1 3—16 5 2
Timberline 0 1 3 2 0 0 1—  6 8 4
Game 2
Timberline 0 0 0 0 1—  1   5 3
Prairie       3 5 8 3 x—19 10 2
Lady Pirates rout Grangeville
The Prairie Lady Pirates spotted Grangeville a 0-2 lead then went on to rout them 17-2 at Cottonwood Friday, April 29.Monica Lustig catches a fly ball in centerfield as shortstop Leah Holthaus watches.
Megan Sigler tossed a 3-inning no-hitter as a passed ball third strike and an error gave Grangeville their 2 first inning baserunners. Both were able to circle the bases on passed balls as Sigler struggled with control.
She came back a lot sharper in the second and third innings allowing only 1 more baseunner, a 2-out walk in the third.
In the bottom of the first Prairie squashed any hopes Grangeville could pull the upset as they sent 20 batters to the plate.
Grangeville’s starting pitcher faced 10 Prairie hitters and didn’t get any of them out as she walked 5 of them and hit another while giving up 4 hits.
Sigler led off the game with an infield hit and scored on Tanna Schlader’s triple down the left field line. Haleigh Schmidt walked, Kendra Dinning was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Leah Holthaus walked to force in a run. Meaghan Bruner then singled to left to score Schmidt. 
Kendall Schumacher walked to force in Dinning then Holthaus scored on a wild pitch. Mackenzie Rieman walked to re-load the bases and Monica Lustig dropped a flare behind short to score Bruner.
Sigler then walked to force in Schumacher and Grangeville changed pitchers. 
She fared no better as Schlader was hit by a pitch to force in a run and Schmidt walked to force in another. Dinning and Holthaus both walked to force in 2 more runs. Grangeville finally got an out when Schmidt tried to score on a passed ball but got put out in a rundown.
Bruner then walked to reload the bases and Rieman walked to force home another run. 
Grangeville then put their starter back in as pitcher and she finally got an out as Lustig grounded into a forceout with Bruner scoring on the play.
With Sigler hitting 2 wild pitches led to Schumacher and Lustig scoring before Sigler walked. The inning finally ended when Schlader hit a deep fly ball that was caught in centerfield.
Prairie had just 1 baserunner in the second but didn’t score.
They were able to invoke the 15-run mercy rule in the third inning thanks to 5 more walks. A pickoff at third base kept Prairie from ending the game 1 batter earlier.
Prairie scored 17 runs on just 4 hits, all in the first inning. They benefited from 17 walks and 3 hit batters.
Sigler allowed no hits with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk as she gave up 2 unearned runs.
With the win Prairie improves to 11-4 on the season.
Grangeville   2 0 0—  2 0 0
Prairie        16 0 1—17 4 1
Meaghan Bruner is about to toss the ball to Tanna Schlader for a rare first baseman to second baseman putout at first against Grangeville. At left is pitcher Megan Sigler.

Prairie Softball 2011
11-Orofino, there, 4:30 p.m., won 13-2
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
5-Timberline, here, 4:30 p.m., postponed to April 26
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., lost 1-3
25-Grangeville, there, 4 p.m., postponed
26-Timberline, there, 4 p.m. (2 games), won 16-6, 19-1
29-Grangeville, here, won 17-2
3-Genesee, here 4:30 p.m., won 19-9, details next week
9-Highland, here, 4 p.m.
13-14-Districts at Cottonwood
20-21-State at Lewiston
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