Piggott Softball Squad Notches Win in Blast
Piggott picked up their first win of the year with an 8-0 win over Marked Tree this past Saturday on day two of the Bearcat Blast being hosted by Brookland in Jonesboro.
Ally Byers led off for Marked Tree with a fly out as Brittany Pharis followed with a ground out. Harley Daniels singled before Cameron Willoughby popped out for third out. Piggott went three up and three down as Abby Dutka lined out, Hannah Powell grounded out and Madison Rahn struck out to keep the game scoreless after one inning. Sydney Rotscheid walked to lead off the second inning for Marked Tree only to be doubled off first as Katherine Hobbs lined out to Powell who threw to first for the double play. Savannah Swink grounded out for out number three. The Lady Mohawks put the first runs on the board in the bottom of the second inning as Ally Kilbreath lead off with a single as courtesy runner Claire Bellers came on to run. Harley Earnheart singled to put runners on first and second before Lexi Herren reached on a fielder's choice forcing Bellers at third base. Hayley Springsteen doubled to score Earnheart as Brielle Burkman's ground out plated Herren to make it 2-0 Piggott. Alexis Russell flew out for the third out.
Marked Tree went down in order in the top of the third inning as Naysha Moore looked at strike three as Angel Barnes and Byers both grounded out. The Lady Mohawks added two more runs in the bottom half of the inning. Dutka struck out leading off as Powell singled. Rahn's sacrifice bunt moved Powell to second before Kilbreath hit the first pitch she saw over the fence for a two-run home run making it 4-0 Piggott. Earnheart flew out to end the inning. Pharis and Daniels had back to back singles for Marked Tree in the top of the fourth inning before Willoughby's fielder's choice forced Pharis at second base. Rotscheid followed with a fielder's choice that forced courtesy runner Shira Hendrix at second base as Hobbs was caught looking at strike three for the third out. The Lady Mohawks padded their lead with two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Herren led off with a walk before being forced at second base on Springsteen's fielder's choice grounder. Burkman singled, Russell struck, Dutka's single scored Springsteen before Powell's single scored Burkman to make it 6-0. Rahn struck out ending the fourth inning.
Swink popped out as Moore and Barnes both struck out as the Lady Indians went down in order in the top of the fifth. Piggott went three up and three down in the bottom half as Kilbreath and Earnheart both grounded out as Herren lined out to keep the score at 6-0 Piggott after five innings. Byers flew out leading off the top of the sixth as Pharis followed with a ground out. Daniels reached on an error before Willoughby's fielder's choice forced Hendrix out at second base for out three. Springsteen led off with a single for the Lady Mohawks in the bottom of the six before being forced out at second base on Burkman's ground ball. Russell's double scored pinch runner Destini Chase after a field error before Dutka grounded out moving Russell to third base. Powell singled to plate Russell making it 8-0 as the game was called via the run rule.
Powell led Piggott at the plate with three hits, a run scored an two RBIs as Kilbreath added two hits a run scored and two RBIs. Springsteen had two hits, a run scored and a RBI, Burkman had a hit, a run scored and a RBI, Russell and Earnheart both had a hit and run scored, Dutka had a hit and a RBI as Chase and Herren scored a run each for the Lady Mohawks. Powell got the win for Piggott as she pitched six innings giving up no runs on four hits while walking one and striking out four.
Daniels had two hits for the Lady Indians as Pharis and Rotscheid each had a hit. Daniels was tagged with the loss giving up eight runs on 11 hits in six innings of work. She walked one and struck out four batters for Marked Tree.
Piggott lost their tournament opener 20-3 to Barton this past Friday. Kilbreath had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Lady Mohawks as Powell, Rahn and Dutka each scored a run. Herren took the loss as she pitched two and two-thirds innings giving up 13 runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Springsteen pitched the final one and one-third innings as she allowed seven runs on six hits with one strikeout. Piggott played their last game of the tournament on Saturday afternoon losing to Walnut Ridge 12-4. Herren took the loss for the Lady Mohawks as she gave up 12 runs on 17 hits while walking two and striking out four. Earnheart had two hits, a run scored and a RBI, Herren, Powell and Dutka each had two hits and a run scored as Burkman had a RBI for the Piggott.