Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The 2014 Prairie High School baseball team marked its renaissance with a run to the 1A state championship last Friday and Saturday, May 16-17, at Lewiston’s Church Field. After defeating Horseshoe Bend during the tournament opener, the Pirates were aced out by Genesee 9-8 Friday. But on the brink of elimination, the Pirates surged past Council 16-5 to set up a rematch with the Bulldogs on Saturday. Needing to beat Genesee twice, the PHS hitters put up 10 runs in support of Devin Bruegeman to force an “if necessary” seventh game, during which Prairie overcame an 8-0 deficit to win by a football score: 24-14. The PHS baseball team, winners of the Pirates’ third boys state championship this school year, is pictured (from left): assistant coach David Shears, head coach Kyle Westhoff, Brandon Anderson, Bobby Hill, John Mager, Kevin Tillinghast, Daniel Mager (in back), Casey Danly, Jon Halligan, Clark Bruno, Calvin Hinkelman, Tyler Hankerson, Jake Bruner, Rhett Schlader, Terran Peery and Devin Bruegeman.