Pirates go 1-1 at State
The Prairie baseball team split their two games at the State Tournament at Orofino Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, and wound up tied for third.
Rain delayed the start of the tournament and wound up wiping out the 3rd and 5th place games.
Prairie was to play Horseshoe Bend at 9 a.m. on Friday and wound up playing them at 5 p.m., beating them 12-0. On Saturday they played Genesee in the semifinals and lost 7-17 leaving them tied with Glenns Ferry, the other semifinal loser, for third place.
Vs. Horseshoe Bend
The game against Horseshoe Bend on Friday was all about pitcher Spencer Schumacher who completely dominated the Mustangs. He gave up just 2 hits and 1 walk with 1 other player reaching base on an error. He also had what has to be a school record 18 strikeouts, 10 of them called third strikes. Nick Mager slides into home with a run in the Horseshoe Bend game at State.
Prairie meanwhile got a leadoff single from Sam Mager and Schumacher reached on an error in the first inning but the Pirates were unable to score.
Schumacher gave up a leadoff single in the bottom of the first  but then got a comebacker and 2 strikeouts to get out of the inning.
In the second inning Owen Anderson and Jace Perrin were both hit by pitches to start the inning.  A passed ball moved them up to second and third. Anderson scored when Michael Schwartz beat out a bunt single. Both Perrin and Schwartz scored when Sam Mager doubled to right center. Mager scored when Luke Schwartz reached on an error. Schwartz then stole second, moved to third on a balk and scored on Tate Berdoy’s sacrifice fly to right. That gave Prairie a 5-0 lead.
Schumacher gave up his only walk  in the bottom of the second but struck out the other 3 hitters he faced.
Prairie scored again in the fourth inning  when Michael Schwartz led off with a solid single to right field. He stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. Luke Schwartz walked and the Mustangs then changed pitchers. Luke stole second and Berdoy greeted the new pitcher with a s2-run single to left center. Schumacher followed with a walk and Dalton Ross went in as a courtesy runner. Berdoy was forced at third by Dereck Arnzen and Anderson was again hit by a pitch to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Ross to make it 8-0.
Prairie added 4 more runs in the top of the seventh. Perrin was hit by a pitch for the third time in the game to lead off the inning but was forced at second by Nick Mager. Mager stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a passed ball. Michael Schwartz reached base for the third time on a passed ball on strike 3. He moved to second on Sam Mager’s groundout and scored on his brother Luke Schwartz’ single to right center. Berdoy reached on an error by the third baseman with Luke Schwartz going to third. Schumacher singled to right to score Schwartz with Berdoy going to third. A passed ball scored Berdoy to put Prairie up 12-0.
Prairie’s only error of the game led to a leadoff runner in the bottom of the 7th but Schumacher then struck out the side to end the game.
Prairie had 7 hits in the game led by Sam Mager who had a double and a single and 2 RBI. Michael Schwartz had 2 singles and an RBI. Berdoy had a single and 3 RBI. Luke Schwartz and Schumacher each had a single and an RBI.
Prairie 0 5 0 3 0 0 4—12 7 1
H.B.    0 0 0 0 0 0 0—  0 2 3
Vs. Genesee
In the semifinal game against Genesee, Prairie got off to a good start with 2 runs in the top of the first inning. Sam Mager led off with an infield single and stole second. Berdoy hit a ground ball to third that the third baseman threw into right field trying to get Mager going back to second. The throw back in allowed Berdoy to go to second. Schumacher then doubled to the wall in right to score both runners for a 2-0 lead.
Michael Schwartz makes a catch in the right field against Genesee.Unfortunately for the Pirates Genesee came right back with 2 runs of their own on 2 singles and an error to tie the game and let their pitcher reset.
The Pirates had a 1-out baserunner on a passed ball on strike 3 to Nick Mager but he was left on base as the inning ended.
Berdoy got 2 quick outs in the second inning but an error at third base opened the flood gates. Two hit batsmen, 3 singles and 2 more errors later, Genesee had put 5 runs on the board to take a 2-7 lead.
A homer in the third made it 2-8. 
In the fourth Genesee’s first 4 batters reached on 3 hits and a passed ball on strike 3 before Berdoy was lifted in favor of Perrin. 2 of those runners scored and a couple of wild pitches led to 2 more runs before Perrin settled down and got out of the inning.
Prairie looked to rally in the fifth with Sam Mager leading off with a single to right. Luke Schwartz followed with a single to right but was forced at second by Berdoy as Mager moved to third. Schumacher singled home Mager and Arnzen singled home Berdoy. Anderson walked to load the bases and Perrin double to left center to score all 3 baserunners. Unfortunately he went too far around second and wound up getting caught in a rundown for the second out of the inning.
That cut the lead to 5-10.
Genesee came back with 2 runs in the bottom of the fifth on 2 singles and 3 errors to make it 7-14.
In the top of the 6th Sam Mager singled to right with 1 out but was then caught stealing and a strikeout ended the inning.
Genesee added 3 runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10-run rule, 7-17.
Berdoy gave up 12 runs on 9 hits with no walks, 2 hit batsmen and 4 strikeouts. Perrin gave up 5 runs on 4 hits with 2 walks, 1 hit batsman and 2 strikeouts.
8 errors sure didn’t help the Pirates cause.
Prairie had 9 hits in the game with Schumacher having a double and 2 singles and 3 RBI. Sam Mager had 3 singles. Perrin had a double and 3 RBI. Arnzen had a single and an RBI and Luke Schwartz had a single.
Prairie finishes their season with a 13-11 record.
Genesee went on to edge Potlatch 8-7 for the state title.
Prairie    2 0 0 0 5 0—  7   9 8
Genesee 2 5 1 4 2 3—17 13 2

Spencer heads for 2nd with a first inning 2-run double against Genesee.

Michael Schwartz looks to round first on a solid single gainst Horseshoe Bend.

Tate Berdoy makes a pitch against Genesee. In the backgrond is third baseman Jace Perrin.

Sam Mager slides into second with a first inning stolen base against Genesee.

Jace Perrin gets ready to make a throw from third base against Genesee.

13-C.V., there, 4:30 p.m., won 10-0
23-Kendrick, there (2), 3 p.m., cancelled due to weather
27-Lapwai at Clearwater Field, lost 6-9 and won 10-1
  6-Pomeroy, there, (2), 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., lost 0-10 and 5-6
10-Lewis County, at C.V., 4:30 p.m., won 11-1
13-Grangeville, at C.V., 4:30 p.m., lost 0-10
14-Troy, at Lewiston, (2), 11 a.m., won 16-1 and 16-3
17-Genesee, there 4:30 p.m., won 3-2
20-Lewis County, here, 4:30 p.m., won 13-1
24-Genesee, here 4:30 p.m., lost 8-11
26-at Kendrick, 2 games, 3 p.m., won 13-1 and 15-9
28-Potlatch, there, 4:30 p.m., lost 1-5 and qon 7-6
3-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m., lost 9-10
4-St. Maries @ Lewiston, 4 p.m.,  lost 1-7
8-District play-ins @ higher seed, beat Troy 14-0
11-12-District at Orofino, lost to Genesee 3-11, beat Lapwai 19-3, third at District
18-19-State at Orofino, Beat Horseshoe Bend 12-0, lost to Genesee 7-17, tie for third at State.

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