Lady Pirates win 4 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates swept through 4 games this past week beating Highland 21-1 in a league game on Tuesday, March 18, at Culdesac, then winning non-league games over McCall-Donnelly 17-6 on Friday, March 21at Cottonwood and 10-7over Kendrick and 13-7 over Asotin at the Asotin Tournament Saturday, March 22.
Vs. Highland at Culdesac
In their league opener Prairie rolled to an easy victory over Highland at Culdesac.Even though the catcher has the plate blocked, Kellie Heitman was able to slide in for a run against Highland.
It was the first game that head coach Jeff Martin had coached on that field since his last season as Culdesac’s coach.
Highland’s standout pitcher from 2 seasons ago, Kaitlyn Connerly, was out with an injury so her sister Morgan stood in and struggled against Prairie’s hitters.
Prairie jumped on the Huskies, made up of Highland and Culdesac players, for 3 runs in the top of the first. Sky Wilson led off with a single to right and went to second on an error. Leah Holthaus followed with a walk and Hailey Danly doubled in Wilson. Two wild pitches later, Holthaus and Danly each scored to make it 3-0.
In the second inning Prairie added 6 more runs with Kellie Heitman and Natasha Gimmeson each collecting a home run. Also in the inning Jessica Kaschmitter walked and scored, Wilson beat out an infield single and scored, Leah Holthaus doubled and scored and Faith Uhlenkott singled and scored. Heitman’s homer was a solo homer while Gimmeson had Uhlenkott on base when she hit her homer.
Highland got on the scoreboard in the third inning when they collected their 2 hits in the same inning. An infield single was followed 1 out later by a run-scoring double. Holthaus gave up a walk then retired the final 7 batters she faced, striking out 6 of them.
Prairie had another 6-run inning in the fourth as 11 batters made it to the plate. They had just 2 hits, a single each by Wilson and Gimmeson, with 3 walks, 2 errors and a passed ball third strike contributing to the scoring.
They added another 6 runs in the fifth with just 1 hit. 5 walks, a hit batsman and an error led to the runs. Darlene Gehring, in as a pinch-hitter, had the only single in her second time at bat in the inning.
In all Priarie wound up with 11 hits with Wilson collecting 3 singles. Gimmeson had a homer and a single. Heitman a homer, Holthaus and Danly a double each and Uhlenkott, Gehring and Kaschmitter a single each.
Holthaus gave up just 2 hits and 1 run with 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.
Prairie     3 6 0 6 6—21 11 1
Highland 0 0 1 0 0—  1   2 4
Vs. McCall-Donnelly
Against McCall in the home opener Prairie jumped out to a big early lead, saw McCall come back and then put the game away in the bottom of the 5th.
Leah Holthaus puts some torque on a pitch against McCall-Donelly. Hanna Ross can be seen playing first base.Prairie scored twice in the first inning as Wilson singled, stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. Holthaus followed with a walk and stole second. Danly scored Wilson with a groundout to second and Holthaus scored on a wild pitch.
Prairie added 6 runs in the second inning. Gimmeson beat out an infield single and stole second. She scored on Marina Evans’ single up the middle. Kaschmitter and Wilson each followed with singles to right to load the bases. Holthaus walked to bring home Evans. Danly then cleared the bases with a 3-run triple to the fence in right center. Danly wound up scoring on a wild pitch to make it 8-0.
McCall got a run in the third on a leadoff triple followed by a groundout to short.
Prairie pushed the lead to 11-1 with a 3-run third. After there were 2 outs Wilson hit a hustle double to left on what should have been a looping single. When the left fielder didn’t hustle in for the ball, Wilson took off for second. Holthaus followed with a single as Wilson took third. Danly then singled to left to bring home both runners. After a walk to Heitman, Faith Uhlenkott singled home Danly to make it 11-1.
McCall put 3 runs on the board in the fourth as Prairie’s defense got a little shaky with a couple of errors to go with 3 hits. They added 2 more runs in the fifth on 2 singles and a walk to cut the lead to 11-6.
That left Prairie needing 5 runs in the bottom of the inning to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule.
Wilson led off with a single and stole second. She moved to third when Holthaus beat out an infield single. Wilson scored on a passed ball then Danly walked. After an out Faith Uhlenkott and Hanna Ross were both hit by pitches with Holthaus forced homed. After another out, Evans singled home both Danly and Faith Uhlenkott. Abbie Uhlenkott, who had come in for Kaschmitter on defense, then ended the game with a single to right. Both Ross and Evans scored on the play before they figured out only one of those runs was needed to end the game.
Prairie had 14 hits led by Wilson who was 4 for 4 with a double. Danly had a triple and a single and 6 RBI. Holthaus had a pair of singles and an RBI. Evans had 2 singles and 3 RBI. Abbie Uhlenkott had a single and 2 RBI while Faith Uhlenkott had a single and an RBI. Gimmeson and Kaschmitter each added a single.
Holthaus gave up 6 runs on 8 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
McCall  0 0 1 3 2—  6   8 1
Prairie   2 6 3 0 6—17 14 2
Vs. Kendrick at Asotin
Against Kendrick at the Asotin Tournament Prairie had to come from behind to win.
Prairie took the early lead with single runs in the first and second and 2 in the third but Kendrick got to Holthaus for 5 runs in the bottom of the third and took a 4-7 lead into the fifth inning with 2 more in the fourth.
Danly  then hit her first ever over-the-fence home run with 2 runners on to tie the game in the top of the fifth.
Evans put Prairie up with a 2-run single in the seventh and Prairie added another run for the 10-7 win.
Prairie had just 4 hits in the game as Danly had a homer and Heitman a double. Evans and Holthaus each added a single.
Holthaus gave up 11 hits and 7 runs.
Prairie      1 1 2 0 3 0 3—10   4 6
Kendrick 0 0 5 2 0 0 0—  7 11 4
Vs. Asotin
Against the hosts at the Asotin Tournament Danly had 3 hits and 4 RBI to lead Prairie to a 13-7 win.
Prairie took the early lead with a run in the first but Asotin scored 2 in the top of the second. Prairie tied it in the bottom of that inning then took the lead with 1 in the third. They took control with an 8-run fourth inning and then held on as Asotin outscored them 1-5 over the final 3 innings.
Prairie had 6 hits as Danly had a double and 2 singles. Gimmeson had a triple, Heitman a double and Faith Uhlenkott a single.
Holthaus gave up just 3 hits but 9 errors helped Asotin score their 7 runs.
Prairie is now 7-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play.
Asotin 0 2 0 0 3 0 2—  7 3 4
Prairie 1 2 1 8 1 0 x—13 6 9
Kellie Heitman makes a great running catch in foul territory of a fly ball against McCall.
Hailie Danly raced into the outfield from shortstop to catch this high fly ball against McCall. At left is leftfielder Kellie Heitman while at right is centerfielder Kylie Tidwell.

SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14Prairie Softball 2014
13—CV, there, 4:30--CANCELLED
15—Kellogg (2) @ Lewiston Airport #2, 12:00,  won 11-1 and 20-2
18—vs. Highland @Culdesac, 4:30, won 21-1
21—McCall, here (2) 4:00, won 17-6
22—Asotin Tournament: Kendrick, 1:15, won 10-7; Asotin, 3:30, won 13-7
25—Troy, here, 5:00, won 11-6, details next week
  8—Asotin, here (2), 4:00
11 & 12—Glenn’s Ferry Tournament: Friday: North Freemont, 2:00; Soda Springs, 5:15; Saturday: Malad, 8:45; West Side, 12:15
15—Genesee (@Lewiston) (away game), 5:00
22—Highland, here, 4:30
24—Troy, there, 5:00
29—Genesee, here, 5:00
  2—Potlatch (2) @Lewiston Airport #2, 5:00
  5—Colton, there, 5:00
  8 & 9—Districts @Lewiston, TBA
16 & 17—State @Caldwell, TBA
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