Baseball Mohawks Post Strong Start
The Piggott Mohawk baseball team has rolled to an impressive 6-1 record so far this spring, as the squad toils under second year coach Alan Rabjohn. Coming off last year's regional tournament appearance at Manila, the Mohawks are again looking to make a postseason run. So far this year the winning combination has been strong pitching, timely hitting and a solid defense.
The Tribe began the 2018 campaign back on Feb. 27, with a 6-2 road win at Melbourne. The team followed that up two days later, as they began the month of March with an 11-9 win at Highland to move to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the blended 3A/4A District Three.
The Mohawks made the trip to Blytheville on Friday, March 2, and brought home a 9-1 win over the Chicks. They rolled back into conference play on Tuesday, March 6, at Cave City and beat the Cavemen 16-2.
On Thursday, March 8, they hosted Walnut Ridge and beat the Bobcats 6-2 behind a one-hit complete game pitching performance by Josh Lyman.
The following day they hosted the other conference foe from Lawrence County, beating the Hoxie Mustangs 9-2. This time it was left-handed starter Hayden Lemmons getting the nod and the win.
Monday afternoon the winning streak ended with a 7-2 loss to the Corning Bobcats at Independence Park. The visitors got to the Mohawks early, plating three runs in the first and the other four in the second. As for the Tribe, they held their cross county rivals scoreless in the later innings, but were unable to respond offensively. The Tribe scored a lone run in the fifth, and another in the sixth, to set the final score.
With the loss to Corning the Mohawks fall to 6-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. They were slated to host the Pocahontas Redskins Tuesday afternoon, and will visit the Manila Lions in conference play on Thursday. The squad will then be idle for spring break, returning to action at home on March 26, against the Riverside Rebels.