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Mustangs split with PiggottDebbie Richey
The Hoxie Mustangs and Piggott Mohawks split a baseball doubleheader Thursday at Hoxie.
Piggott withstood a Hoxie rally to win the opener 7-6.
The game was tied 1-1 after four innings, but Piggott scored six runs in the fifth to take a 7-1 lead.
The Mustangs began their comeback in the sixth inning. Joseph Richardson drew a walk and Cade Crisler and Jake Hitt followed with base hits to load the bases. Tanner Jarrett then knocked a grand slam to bring Hoxie to within 7-5.
In the seventh inning, Richardson walked again and scored on a hit by Crisler to cut Piggott's lead to 7-6. Hitt reached on a fielder's choice and Jarrett was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Blaine Middlecoff lined out to third to end the game.
Crisler and Hitt were each 2-for-4 at the plate.
In the nightcap, Hoxie overcame an early deficit and went on to earn the split with a 13-10 win.
Pinch hitter Garrett Burgess gave Hoxie the lead on a two-run single with two out in the fifth inning.
Jarrett shut down the Mohawks in the final two innings to preserve the win.
Crisler batted 2-for-3, with three RBIs. Richardson went 2-for-3, with two RBIs. Hitt and Jarrett each went 2-for-5.
Hoxie hosted Tuckerman on April 15 and was defeated by the Bulldogs 7-4.
The Mustangs traveled to Brookland on April 14 and fell to the Bearcats 6-2 in 3A-3 conference action.
Jarrett took the loss on the mound, giving up six runs, while walking three and striking out two in four innings.