Both Mohawk Teams Advance in District Play
Both Piggott teams advanced to the second round of their respective district tournaments Thursday afternoon, and more importantly have earned themselves a trip to the regional tourney next week.
The Piggott Mohawks traveled to Manila and thumped the Hoxie Mustangs 11-4 to post their win in decisive fashion. Meanwhile, the Lady Mohawks spotted the Lady Lions a 3-0 lead early, and then came back in dramatic fashion at Independence Park in Piggott.
After giving up the early lead, the Lady Mohawks held the Lady Lions at bay down the stretch..while chipping away at the lead. They put up two runs in the fourth, but left the tying run stranded in both the fifth and sixth innings.
With two out, and the season on the line, they scored two runs by way of a walk, several wild pitches and a hit batter to win 4-3.
Both Piggott squads advance to the semi-finals, and meetings with the top-seeded Rivercrest Colts Friday afternoon, weather permitting. The Lady Mohawk contest is set for 3:30 p.m. at home, while the Mohawks are slated to start at 4 p.m. at Manila.
The finals are Saturday, with the softball final set to start at 9 a.m. at Piggott and the baseball final at Manila scheduled for 4 p.m.