Mohawk Update

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Piggott's Quentin Reeves puts the ball in play in action against Rivercrest Monday afternoon.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

Softball

The Piggott Lady Mohawk softball squad had a busy spring break, as they took part in the Rivercrest Classic Tournament at RHS. Monday afternoon the Tribe dropped a non-conference loss at Armorel, and Thursday afternoon the 3A-3 conference schedule resumes as they're slated to host the Corning Lady Bobcats.

Rivercrest Classic

Mohawk catcher Bret Fuller visits pitcher Josh Lyman at the mound during Monday afternoon's home game with Rivercrest.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Lady Mohawks took on the Melbourne Lady Bearkatz in the Rivercrest Classic, dropping a 9-4 decision. Braelyn Rhodes led the Mohawk offense on the day, as she went 3 for 3 with a double and a home run. Meanwhile, Hannah Powell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI while Shelby Morgan was 1 for 3 with a two-run home run to her credit.

The Tribe faced Marion in their second round game at Rivercrest, as they beat the Patriots by a final of 9-5. Grayson Murray had the hot bat for the Tribe, as she went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI. Meanwhile, Hannah Powell had a 2 for 3 performance at the plate, with a double and one RBI, MaKalia Beck was 1 for 2 with a triple and Morgan was 1 for 3 with a double.

The Lady Mohawks followed that up with a 22-3 win over the BIC Lady Mustangs. Later they dropped a 7-4 decision to the Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs, and ended the tournament with a 21-0 loss to Trumann.

Armorel Game

The Lady Mohawk visited Armorel Monday afternoon, and fell by a final score of 10-8.

Powell once again had a strong game at the plate, as she went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, while both Morgan and Lexi Herren were 1 for 4 on the game with triples to their credit.

Following this week's home game with Corning, the Lady Mohawks will be on the road at Hoxie on Tuesday, April 5, for a 3A-3 contest with the Lady Mustangs. Next Thursday, April 7, they're slated to host the Lady Colts of Rivercrest and on Monday, April 11, they'll be on the road at Manila to take on the Lions.

Baseball

The Piggott Mohawk baseball squad resumed play following spring break Monday afternoon, dropping a 3A-3 conference decision to the Rivercrest Colts at Independence Park. The contest was a make-up game from earlier in the season, which had been postponed twice.

But, on the day the talented Colts proved too much for the Tribe in the late innings, as they erupted to post a double-digit win.

Trailing 5-4 going into the fourth inning, the Mohawks plated two runs to take a 6-5 lead into the fifth. But, the Colts answered with a pair of runs in the fifth to re-take the lead, then went on to post 13 unanswered en route to an 18-6 win.

Hayden Lemmons got the start for the Mohawks, with Josh Lyman coming in after two and taking the loss. Spencer Hardin came on in relief in the fifth, and worked the remainder of the ballgame.

The Mohawks were scheduled to visit the Corning Bobcats Tuesday afternoon, although the final score and stats were not available as of press time. They'll be on the road Thursday at Senath, to take on the Senath-Hornersville Lions, weather permitting.

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