Mohawks Fall to Lions, Bobcats

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Mohawk right-hander Spencer Hardin works to a Manila batter in the fourth inning of Monday afternoon's home loss to the Lions.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Mohawk baseball squad continues to struggle as they've now passed the midway point of the season, as they stumbled in two conference games in the past week. On Friday they traveled to Corning and dropped a decision to the Bobcats, as the cross-county rivals completed the season sweep. Monday afternoon the Manila Lions visited Independence Park and took advantage of sloppy play in the first to jump to an early lead, as they went on to notch a 3A-3 win.

At Corning the Tribe continued to have defensive problems, as the Bobcats jumped out to an early lead and then cruised to a 14-4 win.

Monday afternoon Mohawk starting pitcher Josh Lyman set the tone by hitting the first Manila batter he faced. Then, with one out, the Mohawks committed a handful of errors as the Lions jumped to an early 8-0 lead. Spencer Hardin came on in relief for the Piggott squad, but Manila added five more late as they took the win 13-2.

The Mohawks are scheduled to visit the Osceola Seminoles Thursday afternoon, and will be on the road at Hoxie next Monday, April 11. The following day, Tuesday, April 12, they're scheduled to visit Rivercrest for a conference game with the Colts.

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