Mohawk Baseball Team Off to Slow Start

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Mohawk pitcher Austin Murray works in action against Corning last week. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Piggott Mohawks have gotten off to a slow start this season, dropping their first three games of the season in the past week.

Monday, March 4 the Tribe visited Westside and dropped an 11-1 decision to the 4A Warriors. The next day, Tuesday, March 5 they traveled to Tuckerman and were no-hit by the Bulldogs, losing 8-0.

At Tuckerman the Mohawks sent Jim Copelin to the mound, with relief coming from Austin Murray, as the Bulldogs generated their runs on 11 hits. The Mohawks did have two errors on the game, while Tuckerman recorded one.

Thursday, March 7 the Mohawks visited conference rival Corning and despite a productive game at the plate by catcher Brody Williams, dropped a 14-2 loss. In the process the Tribe committed over a half dozen errors. Austin Murray got the start, with Logan Murray coming on in relief, as the Tribe fell to 0-3 and 0-1 in 3A conference play.

The box score indicated the Mohawks scored their two runs on one hit, while recording seven errors. Meanwhile the Bobcats notched their 14 runs on 13 hits, and had no errors on the game.

The Mohawks were scheduled to visit Hoxie Monday, but that game was re-scheduled for Tuesday. They're slated to visit Coach Shawn Hearn's alma mater, the Blytheville Chicks, Thursday, March 14. The Mohawks will then remain idle during spring break, and will return to action with the home opener Monday, March 22 as the Rector Cougars visit Independence Park.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: