Mohawks resume following spring break

Thursday, April 1, 2010
Mohawk right hander Alek Samples was scheduled to get the start Tuesday afternoon as the Mohawks visited Marmaduke in non-conference play. Another junior right hander, Colby Lovelace, is shown at first base and will get the nod Thursday against Senath-Hornersville in the Duel on the Diamond at Paragould High School.

Spring break came at a good time for the Piggott Mohawk baseball squad, as the Tribe was able to rest their weary pitching staff following what had been a turbulent couple of weeks. The Mohawks were scheduled to resume play Monday afternoon at Westside, but the Warriors cancelled that game after depleting their pitching pool in a weekend tournament.

Tuesday afternoon the Tribe was scheduled to work out the kinks with a non-conference visit to Marmaduke to take on the Greyhounds. This weekend they'll take part in the Duel on the Diamond at Paragould, and will face the Senath-Hornersville Lions in their first game.

In the week leading up to spring break the Mohawks had several tight games, including two extra-inning affairs. By the week's end they had used up their pitching staff, and was forced to send several inexperienced players to the mound in a non-conference loss to Paragould.

The week off from school, and wet conditions, will likely prove to be a blessing as Coach Shawn Hearn had the chance to rest his starters and key relievers.

The Mohawks will be in action against the Lions of Senath-Hornersville at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Paragould High School. Others games and opponents this weekend will be determined by the outcome of that contest. The Duel on the Diamond will run through Saturday at PHS.

The conference schedule resumes for the Tribe Monday, April 5 as they visit the Brookland Bearcats. The following day, Tuesday, April 6, they'll host the conference-leading Tuckerman Bulldogs at Independence Park. The following week they're schedule to host Westside and EPC in non-conference play Monday and Tuesday, and the Corning Bobcats on Thursday, April 15. Unless otherwise noted, all Mohawk baseball games start at 4 p.m.

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