Lady Mohawk Softball Squad in Action
The Lady Mohawk softball squad continues to battle a late-season slump, as they dropped decisions to both Walnut Ridge and Highland in the past week. Tuesday afternoon they were slated to travel to Corning for a conference showdown with the potent Lady Bobcats.
The Tribe hosted Walnut Ridge at Independence Park on Tuesday, April 11, and took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Neither team scored in the second, with the Lady Bobcats knotting the score at 3-3 in the top of the third. Both teams plated three runs in the lengthy fourth inning, as the score stood at 6-6 entering the fifth.
In the top of the inning Walnut Ridge scored four runs to take the 10-6 lead, then shut-down the Lady Mohawk bats in the final three at bats to seal the 10-6 win.
Grayson Murray was 1 for 3 with a walk, two RBI and scored a run while Hannah Powell was 3 for 4 with a double and a triple and two more RBI. Also getting hits were Madison Rahn, Abby Dutka, Ally Kilbreath and Hayley Springsteen, while Springsteen and Lexi Herren drew walks.
Herren got the start in the circle, and took the loss, working five innings with Powell coming on to pitch the final two frames.
Thursday afternoon the Lady Mohawks made the trip to Highland and ddropped a 15-5 decision in five innings. Herren once again got the start, and took the loss, working four and two-thirds innings.
The Lady Mohawks drew first blood at Highland, scoring in the top of the first. The Lady Rebels responded with a pair of runs in the home half of the innings, then scored 10 unanswered runs to take a 12-1 lead into the fifth inning.
In the top half the Tribe responded with four runs of their own, but Highland answered with three more in the home half of the inning to run-rule the Mohawks.
Rahn had a 2 for 3 game at the plate with a walk, Herren was also 2 for 3 with Dutka and Kaylee Smith also collecting hits in the loss. Springsteen, Alexis Russell and Carlie Vancil all drew walks as well.
With the losses the Lady Mohawks fall to 3 to 14 on the season, with only one conference win to their credit. They're also scheduled to close out the home portion of their season Thursday afternoon, and prior to the contest will recognize the senior members of the squad.