Pirates win big at C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates rolled to a 22-0 win Tuesday, March 12 at Kooskia over a Clearwater Valley team that was playing their first softball game after a 2-year absence.
Coach Jeff Martin said he did some research and thinks this was the 200th win for him as a head softball coach.
Leah Holthaus tossed a 3-inning no-hitter and didn’t allow anyone to get past 2nd base. She gave up 3 walks and a hit batsman while striking out 6. The game was called after 3 innings on the 15-run mercy rule.
Prairie meanwhile got off to a hot start as Sky Wilson tripled to lead off the game in her first varsity start. She came in to score on Holthaus’ infield grounder. Prairie added 5 more runs in the inning as Tanna Schlader walked and Kendall Schumacher blooped a single into short left. Hailey Danly then singled up the middle to score both runners. After Danly stole second Taylor Nuxoll walked. As Danly went to third the throw got away for an error and she scored. Kenzie Rieman then doubled home Nuxoll. Rieman wound up scoring the 6th run on Wilson’s ground ball.
Prairie added 10 runs in the second inning as they sent 13 hitters to the plate.
Schlader led off with an infield single and Schumacher followed with a double to score Schlader. Danly, Nuxoll and Rieman all walked with Schumacher and Danly each scoring on wild pitches. An infield single by Ashley Cannon loaded the bases. Kelsey Tidwell was hit by a pitch to force home Nuxoll. C.V. finally got an out when Wilson topped a ball out in front of the plate and the catcher was able to grab the ball and tag home. Cannon then scored on a wild pitch and Holthaus walked to re-load the bases. Schlader and Schumacher each walked to force in a run. Danly struck out but Holthaus was able to score on the passed ball on strike 3. Wild pitches scored Schlader and Schumacher to make it 16-0.
Prairie added 6 more runs in the third inning as coach Jeff Martin went to pinch hitters at every spot in the order.
Amanda Dinning led off by reaching on a dropped third strike. Brooke Schumacher, Holli Uhlorn and Jessica Kaschmitter each walked. Dinning and Schumacher each scored on wild pitches as did Kaschmitter. Uhlorn wound up getting put out on the bases. After a second out, Natasha Gimmeson and Kellie Heitman were each hit by pitches and Hannah Ross walked. Andrea Kaschmitter knocked in a run when she reached on an error and Dinning doubled to right to bring in the final run. Hers was the only hit in the inning.
Prairie had 8 hits in the game as Schumacher wound up with 2 singles while Wilson had a triple. Rieman and Dinning each had a double and Schlader, Danly and Cannon each had a single.
In a 4 inning JV game Prairie held on to beat C.V. 14-6.
Sky Wilson pitched and gave up just 3 hits but 4 walks, 4 hit batters and a couple of errors led to C.V.’s 6 runs. She had 5 strikeouts.
Prairie had just 2 hits in the first inning but scored 5 runs thanks to 2 errors and 2 walks. Danly and Uhlorn each had a single.
In the bottom of the first C.V. scored 3 to trail just 5-3 after an inning.
Prairie sent 13 hitters to the plate in the second inning and scored 9 runs. The highlight was a home run by Uhlorn who split the gap between the left and center fielders. She was able to cross the plate just ahead of the throw home. Danly and Ross each added a double and Schumacher had a single. 4 errors and 3 walks helped Prairie post their 9 runs.
Wilson gave up 3 more runs in the second inning but settled down in the third and fourth allowing just 1 baserunner each inning.
Prairie had 8 hits in the game with Uhlorn having a homer and a single. Danly had a double and a single while Ross had a double and Schumacher, Wilson and Jessica Kaschmitter each had a single.
Prairie 6 10 6—22 8 0
C.V. 0 0 0— 0 0 2
Prairie 5 9 0 0—14 8 2
C.V. 3 3 0 0— 6 3 7
Lady Pirates split with Kellogg
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a doubleheader with Kellogg Saturday, March 16 at Lewiston. They lost the first game 2-5 and held on to win the second game 7-6.
In the opening game Kellogg scored a run in the first inning on a single and a double. Prairie came back in the bottom of the inning to tie it. Kendall Schumacher drew a 2-out walk and scored on Taylor Nuxoll’s triple to right field that saw the center and right fielders nearly collide.
Pitcher Leah Holthaus cruised through the 2nd and 3rd innings but ran into trouble in the fourth. Kellogg used 2 triples, 2 singles and a walk to score 4 runs.
Prairie meanwhile was held scoreless from the 2nd through 6th innings. Kelsey Tidwell led off the 7th with a great at-bat as she fouled off 3 straight 2-strike pitches before singling up the middle. She went to second on an error and to third on a wild pitch and scored on Ashley Cannon’s groundout to third. With 2 outs pinch-hitter Brooke Schumacher drew a walk but the game ended 1 batter later on a liner to short.
Prairie had 5 hits in the game with Nuxoll collecting a triple while Holthaus had a pair of singles and Schlader and Tidwell each had a single.
Holthaus gave up 9 hits and 2 walks while striking out 8.
In the second game Prairie got on the board first when Hailey Danly led off with a triple to right and scored on Schlader’s single to left.
Kellogg tied it in the second on their own leadoff triple and eventual score.
Prairie took back the lead in the bottom of the inning when Cannon collected a 2 out single. Andrea Kaschmitter was walked on 4 pitches and Danly beat out an infield single to load the bases. Schlader then drew a walk to force home Cannon.
Kellogg took their first lead in the top of the third with 2 doubles, an error and an RBI single as they went up 2-4.
Prairie came right to tie it in the bottom of the fourth when Nuxoll reached on a throwing error to lead off the inning. After 2 outs Holthaus drew a walk and Cannon was hit by a pitch. Amanda Dinning was sent up as a pinch-hitter and flared a pitch over the leftfielder’s head that brought in 2 runs to tie the game.
Prairie took the lead for good in the fourth when Schlader reached on an error to lead off the inning. She moved to second on a groundout and scored on Nuxoll’s single. Nuxoll then scored on Mackenzie Rieman’s double to right center to make it 6-4.
Prairie added a big insurance run in the fifth when Holthaus led off with a single. She then stole second and went to third on a throwing error on the attempt to catch her at second. She scored on Danly’s second infield hit of the game.
In the top of the sixth and error put Kellogg’s leadoff hitter on base. After a strikeout Holthaus got out of the inning when Kellogg’s top of the lineup hitter hit a short fly ball to right that Cannon was able to make a running catch on. Cannon then fired the ball to first to catch the runner for an inning ending double play.
For some reason Kellogg sent the same hitter who flew out to Cannon up to lead off the top of the 7th. She was hit by a pitch then Kim Schumacher, who was keeping the scorebook for Prairie and as the home team had the official book, pointed out the wrong person had gone to the plate. That turned into a big out as Kellogg got a double and 2-run homer to pull within 1 run when it could’ve been tied. The game then ended when Rieman caught a soft liner to third.
Prairie had 11 hits in this game as Danly had a triple and 2 singles while Schlader and Nuxoll had 2 singles each. Rieman had a double and Holthaus, Cannon and Dinning each had a single.
Holthaus also pitched the second game and gave up 10 hits with no walks and a hit batter and 6 strikeouts.
Prairie is now 2-1 on the season and 1-0 in league play.
Kellogg 1 0 0 4 0 0 0—5 9 3
Prairie 1 0 0 0 0 0 1—2 5 0
Kellogg 0 1 3 0 0 0 2—6 10 3
Prairie 1 1 2 2 1 0 x—7 11 2
16-vs. Kellogg (2) (@ Lewiston) Airport #2), 12 noon, lost 2-5, won 7-6
19-Orofino, there, 4 p.m., won 10-2, details next week
21-Highland, at Lewiston, 4 p.m. (1+1)
22-vs. Genesee (@Lewiston), 5 p.m.
16-CV, here, 4 p.m. (1+1)
18-Troy, there, 4 p.m. (1+1)
19-Lewiston JV, there, 4 p.m. (2)
23-Highland, here, 4 p.m. (1+1)
25-Potlatch (@Lewiston) Airport #2, 4:30 p.m. (2)
26-Genesee, here, 5 p.m.
29-Orofino, here, 4 p.m. (1+1)
9 & 10-Districts (@Lewiston), TBA
17 & 18-State (@Lewiston), TBA