As of Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Prairie’s softball squad overcame an unusual bit of scheduling and jumped to 5-0 atop the Whitepine League standings with a 15-5 win over Genesee last Wednesday, April 19. All the precipitation this spring precipitated a shift: Genesee was due for a home game, but agreed to relocate it to the neutral site on account of what the Lewiston Tribune described as “soggy field conditions.”
After the JV squad played on Asotin’s field, Josie Peery powered the varsity to victory with a two-out grand slam during the second inning.
PHS had taken a 3-0 lead and Genesee had leveled it at 3-3 in the bottom of the first. After PHS tallied nine behind Peery’s big hit, the game proceeded to the top of the fourth with PHS leading 12-3.
The Pirates added three more runs and yielded two in the bottom half, which made for a mercy rule final score after neither team scored in the fifth.
Coming — Prairie (5-0, 5-0 WPL) has a busy week ahead, having scheduled the home leg against Genesee to be played after the print deadline Tuesday, April 25. On Thursday, April 27, the Pirates are scheduled to host Kamiah at 4 p.m. for a doubleheader. On Saturday, April 29, PHS is slated to visit Troy at 11:30 a.m. for a doubleheader.
Next week, Prairie has league games scheduled May 2 against Lapwai and May 8 against Kendrick.