Lady Mohawks Split Road Games

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Lexi Herren puts the ball in play for the Lady Mohawks in action from earlier this season at Independence Park. (TD photo/Tim Blair)

The Piggott Lady Mohawk softball squad dropped a 9-4 conference game at Walnut Ridge last Tuesday, March 21. Junior right-hander Lexi Herren got the start in the circle, and took the complete game loss. The squad was scheduled to visit Corning on Monday, although weather and field conditions were far from favorable. Tuesday afternoon they travelled back to Lawrence County and thumped the Hoxie Lady Mustangs 12-2.

The Lady Mohawks failed to score in the top of the first inning at Walnut Ridge, then allowed the Lady Bobcats a run in the home half. The Piggott bats remained silent in the top of the second, with the home squad effectively putting the game out of reach with a six-run home half, extending the score to 7-0 after two.

The Tribe answered in the top of the third with two runs of their own, only to have the Bobcats answer with another in the home half of the inning to make it 8-2. Neither team scored in the fourth inning, with the Lady Mohawks adding another run in the fifth to make it 8-3.

The home team added one more run in the bottom of the sixth inning, with the Mohawks plating their final in the top of the seventh to set the final score.

Herren worked all six innings in taking the loss, giving up nine runs on nine hits while walking eight Lady Bobcats.

At the plate, Hayley Springsteen was 1 for 2 with a run scored, and was hit by a pitch; Hannah Powell walked three times, scored two runs and stole a base; Madison Rahn was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI; Grayson Murray was 1 for 3 and stole a base; Abby Dutka was 1 for 3; Ally Kilbreath and Sophi Adams were both 1 for 4 and Herren was 0 for 3, but drew a walk and scored a run.

The Lady Mohawks now stand at 1-3 in conference as they move to 3-4 overall on the young season. The Tribe was scheduled to visit Cave City on Thursday, travel to Wilson to take on Rivercrest on Friday and visit Pocahontas for a game with the Lady Redskins next Tuesday. Of course, the upcoming schedule will be very much dependant on weather and field conditions, as what has proved to be a very wet spring continues.

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