Mohawk Baseball and Softball Update

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Piggott's Quentin Reeves battles at the plate in action from Friday's home game against Hoxie.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Lady Mohawks posted a sweep of their cross-county rivals at Corning last Thursday, as they took a double header in 3A-3 action. Monday afternoon they dropped a conference game at Manila, as the contest was decided in the final at-bat. Tuesday afternoon they blew a late lead, and fell to Rivercrest in the season finale.

Corning

The Tribe visited the Lady Bobcats Thursday for a double-header, after the contest at Piggott had been postponed. But, the Lady Mohawks proved to be poor guests, as they beat their hosts 11-1 in the first game, and then shut-out the Bobcats in the nightcap 8-0.

Devyn Staples got the start in game one, and recorded the win. Leading the offense were Shelby Morgan and Braelyn Rhodes as they both went 2 for 3 on the game. Meanwhile, Lexi Herren was 1 for 1 with a double.

In the second game the Mohawks started their other ace, Hannah Powell, and she notched the win. In the nightcap Rhodes went 3 for 3, with a trio of singles. Meanwhile, Morgan had a strong 2 for 3 game with two singles, and two runs scored, and Grayson Murray was 1 for 1 with a double.

Manila

The Lady Mohawks visited Manila Monday afternoon, and despite a late rally dropped a 7-6 conference decision.

Trailing 6-4 going into the seventh, the Tribe scored two runs in the top of the inning to tie the contest at 6-6. But, the Lady Lions answered in the home half of the frame, as they took the one run win.

Ally Kilbreath had a good game at the plate and was 2 for 4 for with a double and two RBI while Rhodes was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Meanwhile, Powell and Murray were both 1 for 4 with a double each.

Rivercrest

The Tribe took on the Lady Colts Tuesday afternoon, and despite taking a lead into the seventh, fell 4-3. Morgan was 2 for 3 with a single and a triple, Staples was 2 for 4 with a single and a double, Herren and Kilbreath were both 1 for 3 with singlesand Murray was 1 for 2.

They're slated to be in action today in the 3A-3 district at Manila.(see other story, this section)

Meanwhile, The Piggott Mohawks dropped a pair of conference games in the past week, losing at Manila on Tuesday, April 19, then falling at home to Hoxie on Friday, in a game rescheduled from earlier in the season. The Tribe is slated to be in action in the 3A-3 district tournament at Corning this week, although the meeting to determine the seeds wasn't scheduled until today, Wednesday, April 27.

Manila

The Mohawks visited the Manila Lions last Tuesday, falling to their hosts by a final of 9-2. Josh Lyman got the start on the mound for the Tribe, working 5 innings while giving up 6 runs on 5 hits while striking out 5 and walking 11. Bret Fuller then came on to work the sixth, giving up an additional hit and 2 earned runs while walking 1 and fanning 2 Lions batters. Brett Sweatman worked the complete game for Manila, striking out 6 Mohawks and walking 4 while giving up 2 earned runs on 9 hits.

The Lions scored 2 in the home half of the first, with the Mohawks answering with 2 runs of their own in the top of the third. But, Manila responded in the home half with a pair of runs, as they took a 4-2 lead. The score stood through the third, fourth and fifth innings, with the Lions tacking-on 5 runs in the home half of the sixth to take the lead. The Mohawks went quietly in the top of the seventh, setting the final score.

Trey Gossett, who recently returned from injury, had the hot bat with a 2 for 3 performance while Jon Jones was also 2 for 3 on the game. The two freshman also scored the lone Piggott runs. Meanwhile, Lyman, Quentin Reeves and Fuller were all 1 for 3 on the day, while Tyler Peters was 1 for 2. The Mohawks also committed 3 errors.

Hoxie

Friday afternoon the Mohawks hosted the Hoxie Mustangs in a make-up game at Independence Park, and fell by a final of 13-2. Starting pitcher Dylan Bellers held the Mustangs at bay through two innings, as the Tribe took a 2-0 lead into the second, But, the visitors erupted for 7 runs in the third, 5 in the fourth and another in the fifth to set the final score.

Bellers was chased after two and two-thirds of an inning, as he gave up 7 runs on 4 hits while striking out 2 and walking another 2 Mustangs. Spencer Hardin came on in the third, working an inning and one-third, while giving up 5 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks. Hayden Lemmons then came on late, giving up another run on 3 hits, while fanning one. Raby and Wright combined for the win for the Mustangs.

At the plate, Reeves was 2 for 3 on the game for the Mohawks, while Jones and Bellers were 1 for 3 on the day. They're slated to be in action today in the 3A-3 district baseball tourney at Corning.(see story this section)

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