Lady Mohawk Season Winds Down

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Devyn Staples delivers to the plate in action Monday against Rivercrest. The freshman hurler got the win the following afternoon over Corning.

The Piggott Lady Mohawks are winding down the regular softball season, and getting set to host the 3A-3 district tournament next weekend at Independence Park. Checking recent results for the Tribe--

Tuesday, April 2 the Mohawks swept Osceola in a doubleheader, winning both by way of the three inning mercy rule 20-0. Devyn Staples worked the first game, while Shelby Morgan pitched the second. Highlighting the offense in the first game was a 2 for 2 performance by Mallory Wright, with a triple and a double to her credit.

Saturday, April 6 the Tribe traveled to New Madrid and took part in a tournament. In the first game the Mohawks beat the host New Madrid County Central squad 10-7. "We played very well behind freshman pitcher Devyn Staples," Coach Nikki Speer noted. "Our catcher, MaKalia Beck also went 4 for 4 at the plate."

In the second game the Mohawks fell to Kennett for the second time in a week, wrapping up second place. "We played well, and I was very proud of my team for their finish," Speer added.

Tuesday, April 9 the Mohawks split a conference double header with Harrisburg. The Lady Hornets took the first game by a lopsided score of 25-6, but the Tribe responded in the late game with a 5-4 win. In the nightcap, the Lady Mohawk's Taylor Choate was 3 for 3 and Devyn Staples got the win.

After nearly a week off, thanks in part to the weather, the Tribe got back into action Monday afternoon as they hosted the Lady Colts of Rivercrest and dropped a 13-0 conference decision.

"We played well at times, and not so well at other times," Speer said of the contest."They are a very good team, but I expected our performance to be better."

The Lady Mohawks hosted the Corning Lady Bobcats Tuesday afternoon at Independence Park for their final conference game of the season and posted a 7-5 come from behind win. Devyn Staples got the win from the circle, fanning five, while MaKalia Beck sparked the rally with a bases-loaded triple, and then scored on an overthrow to third.

They're slated to visit Marmaduke Thursday, April 18 (weather permitting) and will visit Armorel Monday, April 22 for a non-conference game with the Lady Tigers. Next Tuesday, April 23, they're scheduled to wrap up the regular season with a visit to Marmaduke.

The Tribe will be hosting the conference tournament at Independence Park April 25, 26 and 29. The first round games will be played Thursday, with games set to start at 3:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The semi-finals are set for 3:30 and 5 p.m. Friday and the conference championship game will be played at 4 p.m. Monday, April 29.

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