Mohawk Bats Go Silent, Drop One Run Game to Westside
The Piggott Mohawks got a strong outing from Mason Rahn Monday afternoon, but failed to provide enough run support and fell to the Westside Warriors 1-0. The only score on the game came on an error, as the Warriors plated one in the fifth inning.
With the wind blowing in from right center field, it proved to be a difficult day for hitters. The Tribe got just three hits on the game, with singles by Enoch Richardson, Cole Marlow and Logan Murray. Meanwhile, Rahn held the Westside batters to just five hits, walking none and striking out two Warriors as he worked the full seven innings.
Westside also got a complete game from their starter, Hoffman, as he fanned five Mohawks and walked just one en route to the win.
Despite the performance by Hoffman, the Tribe did have their chances as they stranded several base runners on the game.
The Mohawks also tried to mount a rally in the home half of the seventh, as Enoch Richardson led off with a single. But, he was erased on a double play ball by Garrett Cook and Austin Murray ended the game with a ground-out to second base.
The Tribe was scheduled to be back in action Tuesday, April 16 with a visit to Rivercrest. They're also slated to host the Manila Lions Thursday, April 18 (weather permitting) in conference action at Independence Park. The Mohawks will wrap up the home schedule Monday, April 22 at Independence Park--making up a game with Rivercrest that was postponed from an earlier date.
The Tribe will also be preparing for next weekend's 3A-3 district tournament at Manila, set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 26, 27 and 29.