Pirates blast Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble beating Timberline in their first game back after a long lay-off as they won 32-6 in a White Pine League game Tuesday, April 10.
Timberline scored first thanks to a catcher’s interference call on what would have been an out plus a walk and a single in the first inning that led to a run.
Prairie answered back in a big way in the bottom of the inning as 19 hitters went to the plate with Prairie scoring 13 runs.
Highlighting the inning were a 2-run homer each from MeShel Rad and Megan Sigler with Taylor Nuxoll and Monica Lustig each hitting a triple. There were 9 walks plus a hit batter and 3 Timberline errors in the inning.
Timberline scored again in the second inning thanks in large part to another catcher’s interference call plus a 2-out double but that only cut the lead to 13-2.
Prairie meanwhile added 4 mores runs in the second inning on just 1 hit, a 3-run double by Leah Holthaus after a walk and 2 hit batsmen had loaded the bases. Holthaus later scored on a sacrifice fly by Nuxoll that made it 17-2.
Prairie batted around again in the third inning for 6 more runs as Timberline opted not to go with the 15-run after 3 innings mercy rule.
In this inning Prairie earned their runs with hits as Mckenzie Rieman had an RBI triple, Lustig had a run scoring double and Holthaus had a 2-run double while Sigler and Tanna Schlader each had a single.
In the top of the fourth inning an error led to 4 unearned runs for the Spartans as Sigler should have set the side down in order. 2 singles, a hit batsman, 2 walks and another error eventually led to the 4 runs scoring.
Prairie got those runs back and more in the bottom of the inning though as 13 batters went to the plate as Prairie added 9 more runs.
Sigler led off with a single and Lustig reached on an error. Schlader then hit a 3-run homer to right center. Rad followed with a single and Holthaus walked with both runners scoring on Rieman’s triple to left. Rieman then scored on Ashley Cannon’s double down the left field line.
An infield out moved Cannon to third and she scored on Kelsey Tidwell’s infield out. Sigler then walk and Lustig followed with a single to left. Schlader then scored both runners with a double for the final runs.
Prairie wound up with 19 hits. Sigler had a homer and 2 singles and 2 RBI. Lustig had three-fourths of a cycle with 2 singles, a double and a triple and 2 RBI.
Schlader also had three-fourths of a cycle with a homer, double and 2 singles and 6 RBI.
Rad had a homer and a single and 2 RBI.
Holthaus had 2 doubles and 5 RBI.
Rieman had 2 triples and 3 RBI.
Nuxoll had a triple and an RBI and Cannon subbed for her late in the game and had a double and an RBI.
Andrea Kaschmitter had no hits but walked 3 times and had 2 RBI.
Tidwell also had no hits but had 2 RBI.
Sigler held Timberline to 4 hits with 3 walks, 1 hit batter and 9 strikeouts.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 in league play and 6-3 overall.
Prairie also had a JV game against the Spartans and broke open a close game in the bottom of the fourth for a 12-2 win.
A double and an error in the top of the first gave Timberline a 1-0 lead.
Prairie tied it in the bottom of the 2nd when Amanda Dinning doubled to left and later scored on a wild pitch.
Timberline took a 1-2 lead in the top of the fourth on a single followed by an error.
In the bottom of the 4th though Prairie broke it open. Rieman led off with a single, Marina Evans followed with a run scoring double. Cheryl Gehring walked and then Dinning reached on an error that allowed 2 runs to score.
Holli Uhlorn then singled to right and an error allowed her to get all the way to third as Dinning scored.
Emily McHugh grounded out to first to score Uhlorn.
Sky Wilson was then hit by a pitch and Jessica Kaschmitter followed with a single.
A wild pitch scored Wilson from third. After Holthaus was hit by a pitch, a pair of wild pitches allowed Kaschmitter to score and put Holthaus on third. Rieman walked and stole second and another wild pitch scored Holthaus.
Evans was hit by a pitch and Gehring then struck out but the ball got away from the catcher allowing Gehring to reach and Rieman to score. Evans wound up scoring on another wild pitch and Gehring scored on Uhlorn’s single to make it 12-2.
Holthaus got the side out in order in the top of the 5th to end the game, either on the 10-run mercy rule or if the game was supposed to go only 5 innings anyway.
Holthaus allowed 2 runs on just 2 hits with no walks and 8 strikeouts.
Prairie had 6 hits with Uhlorn having 2 singles while Evans and Dinning each had a double and Kaschmitter and Rieman each had a single.
Timberline 1 1 0 4 0— 6 4 5
Prairie 13 4 6 9 x—32 19 3
Timberline 1 0 0 1 0— 2 2 2
Prairie 0 1 0 11 x—12 6 2
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
23—at New Plymouth (1), 2:00 MT, lost 5-7, won 6-4
24—at Centennial JV (2), 10 a.m., lost 13-14, won 13-3
26—at Orofino (1), 4:30 p.m., postponed due to weather, not rescheduled as of yet
17—vs. Genesee (@Lewiston), 4:45 p.m. won 16-1, details next week
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