Pirates start 1-1
The Prairie Baseball team split their first two games this season and had 2 more postponed due to weather. They opened the season with a shutout loss at Asotin and followed that up with a league win at Clearwater Valley.
The games at Kamiah and Kendrick were called off due to weather.
At Asotin
The defending state baseball champions did not get off to a championship start this season as they were no-hit and lost 0-15 at Asotin Tuesday, March 17.
The game was called after 4½ innings on the 10-run mercy rule.
Starting pitcher Devin Bruegeman gave up 3 runs in the opening inning and Terran Peery struggled in the second as Asotin scored 12 runs. Errors by the defense did not help Peery out any. Daniel Mager came on to get out of the inning and John Mager came on in the third and blanked the Panthers for 2 innings.
Prairie 0   0 0 0 0—  0 0 4
Asotin 3 12 0 0 x—15 8 1
At C.V.
Prairie bounced back from their opening loss and beat C.V. 10-4 in their league opener Thursday, March 19 at Kooskia.Calvin Hinkelman rounds first with Prairie’s first hit, as well as first RBI of the season. Devin Bruegeman scored from third on the play for Prairie’s first run of the season.
Bruegeman again started and pitched all 7 innings to get the win, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits. The four runs scored in the final two innings when he was tiring.
Prairie got on the scoreboard for the first time this season in the first inning when Bruegeman drew a 1 out walk, went to second on a passed ball and to third on a wild pitch. He scored on Prairie’s first hit of the season, a single up the middle by Calvin Hinkelman.
Prairie added 3 more runs in the third. 
Jayce Perrin was hit by a pitch leading off the inning. Nick Mager followed with a walk and Jake Bruner singled to right center. Perrin was tagged out at the plate. John Mager singled to right to load the bases. Nick Mager scored on Dereck Arnzen’s walk. Bruner scored on Peery’s sacrifice fly to right and John Mager scored when the pitcher and second baseman collided as they were going after Bruegeman’s short fly ball.
C.V. scored twice in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-2 but Prairie answered with 6 runs in the top of the seventh.
C.V. added 2 more in the bottom of the seventh but their rally fell short.
Prairie pounded out a dozen hits led by Hinkelman who had 2 doubles and a single. Bruner came up with 4 singles while John Mager had a pair of singles. Brandon Anderson, Perrin and Bruegeman each added a single.
Prairie is 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in league play.
Prairie 1 0 0 3 0 0 6—10 12 3
C.V.   0 0 0 0 0 2 2—  4   6 4

Pitcher Devin Bruegeman is about to catch a popup against C.V. as catcher Brandon Anderson watches.

Jake Bruner rounds first with an RBI single. You can see coach Kyle Westhoff waving a runner toward home in the background.

Shortstop Calvin Hinkelman throws towards first to get an out.

Devin Bruegeman pitches against C.V.

Pirates compete at Battle of the Border
Four Prairie players and both head coaches participated in the Battle at the Border All-Star Basketball Games held last Tuesday, March 17 at Clarkston High School.
Kayla Schumacher competed on the Idaho girls team that won their game 62-57. Schumacher was the second leading scorer with 12 points behind Lewiston’s Calli Moscrip who had 15. Lori Mader and Lapwai’s Eric Spencer were the coaches.
Rhett Schlader, Tanner Ross and Lucas Arnzen were part of the Idaho boys team that got beat 74-84 by the Washington team.
Schlader scored 2 points, Ross 4 and Arnzen 8.
Ross won the boys slam dunk contest just like he had in the District 2 game.
Teel Bruner was one of the boys team coaches.

Prairie Baseball Schedule for 2015
17-at Asotin, V & JV, 4 p.m., lost 0-15
19-at C.V., V & JV, 4:30 p.m., won 10-4
21-at Kamiah, V & JV, 11 a.m., postponed due to weather
23-at Kendrick, V & JV, 4 p.m., postponed due to weather
26-vs. Highland, Clearwater Park, 4:30 p.m.
7-C.V., here, V & JV, 4 p.m.
10-11-at Glenn’s Ferry Tournament
13-Troy, here, 4 p.m.
14-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m.
16-Kendrick, here, V & JV, 4 p.m.
17-at Nezperce, 4:30 p.m.
18-at Potlatch, 2-V, 11 a.m.
20-Genesee, here, 4:30 p.m.
21-Asotin, here, V & JV, 4 p.m.
23-Highland, here, 4:30 p.m.
24-McCall-Donnelly, here, V & JV, 4 p.m.
27-at Troy, 4 p.m.
28-Nezperce, here, 4:30 p.m.
30-at Genesee, 4:30 p.m.
2-Timberline, here, 2-V, 11 a.m.
5-9-District at Lewiston
14-16-State at Lewiston

Below is the Academic Bowl Schedule for Prairie for the 2014-15 school year.
High School
6:30-8:30 p.m.
April 13-at Timberline
Junior High
6:15 to 7:45 p.m.
April 21-at Nezperce

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