Pirates win league opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up their first win of the season as they outlasted Highland 4-1 in a league game at Airport Park in Lewiston Thursday, March 15.
Megan Sigler got things off to a good start for Prairie as she tripled over the centerfielder’s head to lead off the game. She scored on Tanna Schlader’s infield single.
Prairie would struggle to score after that though as Highland’s Kaitlynn Connerly handuffed the Pirates over the next 3 innings.
Meanwhile Megan Sigler was mowing down Highland hitters, taking a no-hitter into the 4th inning. A leadoff walk in the fourth followed by a wild pitch moved the runner over. Highland’s first hit of the game, a single to right, tied the score at 1-1.
Prairie finally got back on the scoreboard again in the top of the fifth when Taylor Nuxoll hit a 1 out single, stole second, and scored on Kelsey Tidwell’s single up the middle to give Prairie a 2-1 lead.
Prairie added a couple of insurance runs in the 6th when Schlader walked to lead off the inning and stole second and then third. Monica Lustig followed with another walk and stole second. With 2 outs Makenzie Rieman hit a ground ball to third that was bobbled for an error allowing her to barely beat the throw to first. Both runners scored on the play to make it 4-1.
Sigler was able to put the Huskies out in order in both the 6th and 7th innings to close out the win.
Prairie managed just 5 hits against Connolly and struck out 11 times, 6 of those were called third strikes. Sigler had a triple while Savanah Prigge, Schlader, Nuxoll and Tidwell each had a single.
Sigler allowed just 2 hits to the Huskies with 1 walk, 1 hit batter and 11 strikeouts of her own. 5 of those strikeouts were called third strikes as the umpire’s strike zone appeared to give an extra few inches inside to both pitchers.
Prairie 1 0 0 0 1 2 0—4 5 0
Highland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0—1 2 2
Lady Pirates sweep Kellogg
The Prairie Lady Pirates finally broke out on offense in a non-league doubleheader sweep of Kellogg Monday, March 19 at Lewiston.
Prairie won by scores of 15-10 and 13-1 after scoring just 3 and 4 runs in their first two games.
Prairie jumped on Kellogg for 3 runs in the first inning of the opener but then saw Kellogg tie it in the bottom of the first and eventually take a 3-8 lead by the bottom of the fourth.
Prairie scored 2 in the fifth and 5 each in the sixth and seventh innings to come from behind and win the game.
Prairie pounded out 13 hits in the game with Tanna Schlader leading the way with 2 doubles and a triple. Megan Sigler also had 3 hits with a triple and 2 singles. Taylor Nuxoll and Kelsey Tidwell each had a pair of singles while Monica Lustig had a triple and MeShel Rad and Leah Holthaus each had a double.
Megan Sigler pitched the first game with relief by Leah Holthaus in the 5th inning. Sigler gave up 8 of the 10 runs with Holthaus allowing the final 2 runs. Kellogg had 12 hits in the game.
In the second game Holthaus started and tossed a 5-inning 1 hitter as Prairie erupted for 9 runs in the third inning on their way to a mercy rule win.
Prairie pounded out 12 hits in the game led by Rad who had a double and 2 singles and Schlader who had a double and a single. Sigler had a double and Savanah Prigge, Lustig, Holthaus, Makenzie Rieman, Ashley Cannon and Tidwell each had a single.
With the wins Prairie improves to 3-1 on the season. They are 1-0 in league play.
Prairie 3 0 0 0 2 5 5—15 13 5
Kellogg 3 0 1 4 0 1 1—10 12 7
Kellogg 0 0 0 1 0— 1 1 5
Prairie 1 0 9 3 x—13 12 3
Rad is state player of the year
We have learned that MeShel Rad has been named the 1-A D-1 girls basketball player of the year by the Idaho Statesman.
Previous Prairie players to win this honor (that we know of) were Shelley Wren, Lori Mader and Jamie Chicane.
Also MaKayla Schaeffer was named to the first team on the All-State team while Megan Sigler was named to the second team.
Prairie Softball 2012
15—vs. Highland (@ Lewiston), 3:30 p.m., won 4-1
19—vs. Kellogg (@ Lewiston) (2), 3:30 p.m. won 15-10, 13-1
20—vs. Potlatch (@ Lewiston) (2), 5 p.m., postponed due to weather
23—at New Plymouth (1), 2:00 MT
24—at Centennial JV (2), 10 a.m.
26—at Orofino (1), 4:30 p.m.
17-vs. Genesee (@Lewiston), 4:45 p.m.
19—Orofino (1), here, 4:30 p.m.
20—vs. Potlatch at Lewiston (2), 5 p.m., rescheduled from March 20
21—vs. Troy (@Lewiston) (2), 11 a.m.
23—Grangeville (1+1), here, 4 p.m.
24—at Timberline (1+1), 4 p.m.
26—Highland , here, 4 p.m.
7—at Grangeville, (1+1), 4 p.m.
11 &12—Districts (@Lewiston), TBA
18 & 19—State (@Caldwell), TBA
(1+1) means V & JV