Lady Mohawks End Season at Regionals

Thursday, May 9, 2013
First baseman Allison Crittenden stretches to make the out at first in action at Harrison. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks ended their season in the first round of the regional tournament at Harrison Monday, May 6, dropping an 8-0 decision to the Lady Bearkatz of Melbourne. The young squad, which loses only two seniors to graduation, struggled at the plate while the Melbourne girls countered with enough defense to preserve the shut-out.

The Tribe had earned their way into the regional with a gutsy come-from-behind victory over Manila in the first round of the district at Independence Park, but then fell to Rivercrest and their ace pitcher in the semi-finals.

Monday afternoon the Tribe's bat were once again silent, as they took on the top seed from 3A-1 East, Melbourne.

Mallory Wright legs out a single in first round action against the Lady Bearkatz. (photo courtesy Frank Staples Photography)

The Lady Bearkatz took advantage of early Mohawk mistakes and jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but neither team was able to put any additional runs up until late in the contest. In the sixth the Melbourne squad broke the game open with a 5 run inning, reaching the eventual final of 8-0.

The good news for Lady Mohawk Coach Nikki Speer, and assistant Melissa Williams, is the wealth of experienced talent returning next year. But, the squad will have to deal with replacing two key infielders, Allison Crittenden at first base and Mallory Wright at short stop.

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