Lady Pirates lose 3 games
The Prairie Lady Pirates lost their final 3 regular season games but still managed to hang on to the #2 seed into district and avoid a play-in game. 
On Tuesday, May 1, they lost 2-12 at Genesee. On Friday, May 4, they lost 6-8 to St. Maries at Lewiston. Finally on Saturday, May 5, they lost 2-14 to Potlatch at Cottonwood on Senior Day.
Tuesday, May 8, they beat Potlatch 7-6, then lost to Genesee 1-4 at District to take second at District and qualify for State. Details next week.
At Genesee
Prairie was looking for a season split with Genesee after losing on their home field a week earlier.
Prairie got 2 runners on in the first inning with 2 outs as Sarah Ross doubled and Sydney Bruner followed with a single, but they were stranded as Prairie didn’t score.
Genesee took the lead with 2 singles followed by a triple to score 2 runs in their half of the first.
Genesee added 3 more in the third inning on a double, walk, double and sacrifice fly.
Prairie got on the board in the fourth when Sierah Poxleitner reached on an error by the Genesee third baseman. Alexis Hiler walked and both runners moved up on a passed ball. A wild pitch led to Poxleitner scoring. Hiler then scored on a groundout to first by Noelle Uhlenkott as Prairie pulled within 3 at 2-5.
Genesee answered right back with 3 in their half of the fourth on 4 hits and a walk. 
Genesee then ended the game in the bottom of the 6th on the 10-run rule with 4 more runs on 3 hits and 2 walks.
Prairie wound up with just 3 hits in the game. Ross had a double and a single and Bruner had a single.
Leah Higgins gave up 12 runs on 14 hits with 4 walks and 4 strikeouts.
Prairie    0 0 0 2 0 0—  2   3 2
Genesee 2 0 3 3 0 4—12 14 1
Vs. St. Maries
The game on Friday against St. Maries was a back and forth game with Prairie taking the lead 3 times only to have St. Maries come back each time.
Prairie scored in the first inning as Josie Peery led off with a single. She stole second and went to third on the catcher’s errant throw. She scored on Uhlenkott’s single.
St. Maries answered back with a run of their own on 2 singles in the bottom of the inning.
In the third Prairie took back the lead with a run but St. Maries answered with a run.
Prairie made it 4-2 with a run each in the fourth and fifth but St. Maries tied it at 4-4 with 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth.
In the sixth St. Maries took their first lead of the game with 4 runs to make it 4-8 headed into the seventh.
Prairie rallied with 2 runs and had the bases loaded with just 1 out when a double play ended the game.
Prairie had 7 hits led by Josie Peery, Ross and Kodie Tidwell with 2 singles each. Uhlenkott had the other hit. Ross and Tidwell each had 2 RBI.
Higgins gave up 8 runs on 8 hits.
Prairie       1 0 1 1 1 0 2—6 7 2
St. Maries 1 0 1 0 2 4 x—8 8 2
Vs. Potlatch
The final regular season game against Potlatch obviously meant more to the Loggers than it did to the Pirates. Prairie had already clinched the #2 seed into District while Potlatch was battling with Kendrick for third place.
Higgins wasn’t sharp pitching the ball as she walked the first two Potlatch hitters on 8 pitches. Potlatch tried a double steal and Prairie caught the lead runner at third for an out. A single then scored the game’s first run. After a forceout, another single and error in the outfield brought in a second run as Potlatch led 0-2.
Prairie got only a 2 out single from Ross in the bottom of the first.
Potlatch added 4 more in the second inning on 4 singles and a fielder’s choice in which Prairie went for a double play but wound up not getting anyone out.
Prairie got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second with a 2 out rally. Higgins walked with one out but was forced at second by Tidwell. Poxleitner doubled down the leftfield line to put runners on second and third. An infield popup was dropped by the second baseman with both runners scoring to cut the lead to 2-4.
That was it offensively for Prairie as Potlatch got the first 2 batters out in 3 of the final 4 innings. Prairie could muster just 1 baserunner each in the final 4 innings.
Potlatch meanwhile added 4 runs in the fourth inning and 4 more in the sixth to end the game after 6 innings on the 10-run rule.
Prairie had 6 hits in the game  with Ross having 2 singles. Bruner and Poxleitner each had a double and Higgins and Tidwell each had a single.
It seemed nearly every time Prairie hit the ball hard it went right at a Potlatch fielder.
Higgins gave up 14 runs on 15 hits with 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Prairie winds up their regular season with a 9-5 overall record, 9-3 in league play.
Potlatch 2 4 0 4 0 4—14 15 1
Prairie   0 2 0 0 0 0—  2   6 4

Catcher Kodie Tidwell caught a foul popup just shy of the fence in the St. Maries game.

A Potlatch runner ducks out of the way as Josie Peery throws to first for an out. Also in the photo are second baseman Jade Peery and rightfielder Alexis Hiler.

Sierah Poxleitner makes a catch in left field against Potlatch.

India Peery looks to throw out a Potlatch batter who tried to bunt her way on base.

Sarah Ross steals second against Potlatch.

Pitcher Leah Higgins makes a throw toward first as a St. Maries runners scores on the play.

15-Culdesac, there 4:30 p.m., won 32-2
20-Lapwai, there, 4:30 p.m., won 20-5
22-Troy @ Lewiston, 4:30 p.m., game suspended with Prairie leading 21-6 after 1 inning, no makeup date set yet
24-Kellogg @ Lewiston, (2), 12 noon, cancelled due to weather
29-Colton, there, 5 p.m., lost 2-13
16-Grangeville, there 4:30 p.m., cancelled
17-at Kendrick, (2), 3 p.m., won 15-8 and 14-2
20-vs. Troy @ Lewiston, won 22-5 and 23-0
23-Culdesac, here, 4:30 p.m., won 22-7
24-Genesee, here 4:30 p.m., lost 5-7
26-Lapwai, here, 4:30 p.m., won 24-6
28-Potlatch, there, 11 a.m., won 18-4
1-Genesee, there, 5 p.m.,  lost 2-12
4-St. Maries @ Lewiston, 4 p.m., lost 6-8
5-Potlatch, here, 4:30 p.m., lost 2-14
8-District @ Genesee, beat Potlatch 7-6, lost to Genesee 1-4, 2nd at District, Details next week
18-19-State @ Caldwell, open state play at 10 a.m. MDT, Friday, May 18
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