Prairie softball, Clearwater Valley baseball squads advance

Prairie’s softball team ended Kamiah’s season with a 17-2 win last Thursday, May 11, then sent Kendrick to the elimination bracket with a 15-9 win over the Tigers at the District I-II tournament last Saturday, May 13.

The two wins put the Pirates in position to renew their longstanding rivalry with Genesee, which provided one of the strongest tests of Prairie’s unbeaten Whitepine League record during the regular season. Having beaten Genesee 15-5 in April and 12-11 on May 9, the Pirates extended their winning streak with an 8-5 win last Saturday afternoon.

As the top seed when the tournament opens, Prairie has first-round bye and awaits the winner of the Notus-Potlatch game to be played at 10 a.m. May 19 at Airport Park in Lewiston. Also in contention is District III-IV winner Horseshoe Bend, which awaits the Genesee-Glenns Ferry winner. The final is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

CV knocks out Prairie

The Clearwater Valley baseball team secured a state berth with a 22-7 win over the Pirates May 9 — an improbable comeback that followed from strong performances by seniors Zack Krieger, Mitch Morrow and Keiran Owens. The Rams have advanced to state as the third seed by way of a 12-5 win over Potlatch last Monday, May 15.

The 1A state baseball tournament will be played May 19-20 at Orofino High School, with the Rams taking on Wilder at 9 a.m. this Friday. The winner will play Genesee at 2:30 p.m., with a title shot at stake. The championship game is set for 2:30 p.m. May 20.

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