Tribe Drops Games to Chicks, Lions

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Garrett Cook connects to right field in recent action for the Tribe

The Piggott Mohawks lost a shoot-out with the Blytheville Chicks Thursday, April 4, dropping an 11-8 decision in seven innings at Independence Park. Monday the Tribe was shut-out at Manila in conference play.

Blytheville Game

The Chicks jumped out early, taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. They extended that lead on a sacrifice fly by Pruett.

But the Tribe responded, plating one run in the second inning as Mason Rahn drove in Garrett Cook on a sacrifice fly. The Mohawks also added another run in the fourth.

But, Blytheville answered once again with two more runs in the top of the third, as a single by Brooks brought in Washington and Adams.

But, it didn't take long for the Mohawks to respond as they scored three runs of their own in the home half of the fifth. The rally started as two Mohawks were hit by pitches, and Austin Murray hit a sacrifice fly. In fact, on the game Mohawk hitters were hit by pitches a total of six times by two different Blytheville pitchers.

The Tribe also had a productive home half of the seventh, driving in three runs to cut the Chick's lead to 11-8. The comeback was fueled by a two-run double by Enoch Richardson, and an RBI single by Jim Copelin. But, the Mohawk threat ended as Cole Marlow hit a fly out to end the game.

Jim Copelin took the loss, working six innings while giving up nine runs on seven hits. On the game he fanned seven and only walked one of the Blytheville batters he faced. Mason Rahn came on and worked the last three outs, giving up one unearned run while walking two and striking out two.

The Blytheville pitchers gave up eight runs on eight hits, walked four and struck out three Mohawks.

Manila Game

The Tribe visited Manila Monday, April 8 and were shut out by a final of 12-0. Marlow paced the Mohawks at the plate, going one for two with a single in the first inning. Otherwise, it was all Lions as Zack and Caleb Reinhart teamed up for four hits and eight RBI.

Logan Murray got the nod, giving up eight runs over four and two-thirds innings, on eight hits while walking four and fanning two.

The Manila squad jumped-out early, scoring three runs in the third on an error and a two run single by Caleb Reinhart. They added to the lead with four runs in the fourth, with both Zack and Caleb Reinhart slugging doubles.

Meanwhile, Jones one-hit the Tribe while giving up just one base on balls, to take the win.

The Mohawks were scheduled to be back in action Tuesday, April 9 as they were slated to host the Corning Bobcats at Independence Park. Thursday, weather permitting; the Mohawks will take on the Hoxie Mustangs.

Monday, the Mohawks are slated to host the Westside Warriors in a non-conference game at Piggott. The team will also take the opportunity to partner with the Clay County Relay For Life for a fundraiser at the conclusion of the game, and the first pitch will be thrown out by Kristi Fuller and Debbie Johnson. Fuller, a former PES teacher is a cancer survivor while Johnson, mother of local umpire Darren Johnson, is currently battling the disease.

Coach Shawn Hearn noted that cancer awareness will be highlighted, and those attending will have the chance to take part in a fundraiser at the conclusion of the contest. "There will be a lot of pink to show our support for the fight against cancer, and we encourage everyone to come out and show their support for this worthwhile cause," he added.

Chances will also be sold for $1 each, or six for $5, with the winner allowed to hit a baseball for distance for a cash prize. Those wanting more information on the effort, or the work of the Clay County Relay For Life, may call Susie Bowman at 598-3457.

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