Baseball Mohawks Come Up Short at State

Thursday, May 17, 2018
The Mohawks huddle during regional play at Harrison
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Piggott Mohawk baseball squad continued to be road warriors last week, bouncing back from a four-day stay at Harrison with a four-hour-plus drive to the 3A state baseball tournament hosted by Smackover and Norphlet. Coming out of the brutal regional at Harrison, which included Clinton, Manila and Corning, the Tribe finished as the four seeds and drew top-seeded Greenland in the first round.

The Pirates came into the contest with a record of 25-4, and despite a good showing by the Tribe they advanced with a 7-3 win to end the Mohawk's season. With the loss the PHS baseball squad ends their season at 17-9, with a district tournament runner-up finish, along with both regional and state tournament berths.

The following day the Pirates were beaten by eventual state finalist Harding Academy by a score of 15 to 1. As for the other regional qualifiers, Corning beat Jessieville in the first round 6-5 then fell to Glen Rose 5-2. Manila was beaten by Charleston 6-4 in the first round and Clinton beat Elkins 5-4 in the first round then also fell to Harding Academy by a final of 15-6.

Horatio advanced in the upper half of the bracket to the championship game and will take on Harding Academy for the 3A title this weekend in Fayetteville.

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