Mohawks roll at home

Thursday, March 29, 2012
PHS catcher Brody Williams leaps up to catch a throw to the plate (Photo courtesy of Frank Staples)

The Mohawks secured their fourth straight win Tuesday, hammering Harrisburg, 11-1, in a six inning blowout at Piggott. Logan Murray hit a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth to end the contest early due to the run-rule.

Enoch Richardson finished the day 2-3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs. Austin Murray and Jim Copelin went 2-4 with an RBI apiece. Brody Williams was 1-3 with a pair of RBIs, as was Logan Murray. Andrew Roberts, Keifer Gunn, Spencer Coomer and Zach Redmon each added a hot for the Tribe, who moved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in 3A-3 conference play.

"This team does all the little things right," head coach Shawn Hearn said. "There's never a question about their effort on the field. I never have to tell them to hustle; they're always hustling."

Coomer earned the win on the mound, allowing one run on six hits with a strikeout in his first high school start.

"Spencer Coomer did a good job pitching in his first start," Hearn said. "The defense backed him up and he made them (Harrisburg) put the ball in play. He went out there and threw strikes, and there were a lot of fly-outs and ground-outs."

Rivercrest Win

The Tribe held on for a 14-11 win over the visiting Rivercrest Colts Monday in Piggott.

There was a ton of offense on display in the afternoon, but the Mohawks proved to have the better bats.

Copelin led the way at the plate, finishing 4-5 with three RBIS in the win. Coome finished 4-4 with two RBIs. Gunn drove in two on a double. Austin Murray, Logan Murray, Redmon, Williams and Roberts each contributed a hit and an RBI in the slugfest.

Redmon got the pitching win for the Mohawks. He struck out six with four walks and 10 hits.

"They (Rivercrest) put the ball in play, but his (Redman) character showed; he never got flummoxed and never lost his composure. I thought he showed a mountain of heart He trusted his teammates to back him up and make plays, and that's what they did."

The Mohawks are slated to face Corning at 7 p.m. Friday in the Duel on the Diamond Tournament at Paragould. The contest will also serve as a make-up game for the rivals' rained-out conference matchup. The Tribe is slated to host Tuckerman beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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