Mohawk Baseball Team Set to Begin Season, Announce Fundraiser

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Pictured with the gift basket available through the Mohawk baseball fundraiser are, from left: Mohawk Head Baseball Coach Shawn Hearn, Brody Williams, Cody Mantz, Logan Murray, Enoch Richardson and Booster Club President Kelly Williams. Not pictured is the fifth Mohawk senior on the squad, Jim Copelin.

The Piggott Mohawk baseball team will kick-off their 2013 campaign Monday, Feb. 25 with a pair of games at Brookland. The squad is scheduled to play two five-inning games, and a "B" contest with the Bearcats. The Tribe will then remain idle until the following Monday, March 4 and will travel to Westside for a non-conference set with the Warriors. The next day they'll visit former conference rival Tuckerman and Thursday, March 7 will travel to Corning for the first conference action of the season.

The Mohawks also have road games set at Hoxie and Blytheville, March 11 and 14, before opening the home portion of the schedule at Independence Park Friday, March 22 against Rector.

Coach Shawn Hearn, and assistant Alan Rabjohn, have two dozen players dressed out this year--and are expected to make another deep run into the playoffs. Leading the way will be five seniors, Jim Copelin, Brody Williams, Enoch Richardson, Cody Mantz and Logan Murray. They'll be complimented by a talented bunch of underclassmen with a wealth of experience, and a fresh group of athletic freshmen.

The complete season preview and schedule may be found in the Feb. 27 edition.

The team, with the assistance of Mohawk Booster Club President Kelly Williams, is also kicking off a fundraiser to help with the costs associated with the program. Williams has gathered items from dozens of businesses and created a gift basket valued at well over $800. Chances will be sold throughout the season at home games, and through the booster club, with the drawing set for the final home game April 18.

Three tickets are available for a $5 donation, or five for $10, or supporters can get 10 tickets for a $20 donation. Those wanting more information may contact Williams at 870 324-0185.

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