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Mohawks Host Regional This Week

For only the 3rd time in the last 23 seasons, the Mohawks will host an IHSA Baseball Regional. The Mohawks last hosted in 2006, prior to the arrival of the four class systems in baseball. Action begins tonite with games in Mulberry Grove and Raymond, as the 3rd seeded Lancers face Ramsey. At Mulberry Grove, the Aces host Patoka. The Winner of the Raymond/Ramsey game takes on the Mohawks at 6 PM on Wednesday at Memorial Field. The victor in the Mulberry/Patoka game takes on the top seeded Redskins of Nokomis at 4 PM on Wednesday. The championship game is scheduled for 11 AM on Saturday in Morrisonville. There IS an admission charge for the games of $4. LINK TO REGIONAL PAGE

Mohawks Storm Memphis

The Mohawks Spring trip took them south to Memphis with a side trip to Louisville, Illinois to play North Clay HS. Along the way we slept on the bus, tried to get every trucker to honk as they passed, toured Beale St (well sort of...thanks to Phil D for negotiating entrance), ate BBQ @ Rendezvous, made waffles, watched Ducks, saw the ghost of Elvis in the "Jungle Room," ate loads of hot dogs (had to get our money's worth out of the all you can eat arm bands), saw a walk-off HR by the Redbirds, caught some rolls @ Lamberts (probably missed more), and felt sorry for Carl G as he lost all the rolls in caught along side the bus south of St Louis. It was indeed a great weekend...well except for the Carl part!

Mohawks Splash Through Sliding Practice

The Mohawks took advantage of the heavy rain and lush green grass of this spring to perfect their sliding technique following the practice that replaced our scheduled game vs Tri-City. Coach M apologizes for the grass clogged washing machines created by the sliding attire players brought home on Tuesday night, but it was fun. Special thanks to Steve Sheedy who was a good sports when the boys came back to the school to shower. Pictures of the fun can be accessed on the Mohawk Baseball Facebook Fanpage. To see all the pics, simply CLICK HERE! Although it may be impossible to assess who enjoyed the experience more...Dave and Matt had trouble containing gleeful smiles. Isaac was into the water long before the camera was out and warmed up the sliding area for the team. Although "dirt" may be his favorite, he seems right at home in the water as well.

Rock The House Is Huge Success!

The Mohawks and Lancers joined forces while competing to raise money and awareness for Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Illinois. The teams used their back-to-back MSM Conference games to raise money (primarily by selling shirts for the date) for RMH. The event, the brainchild of Lancer coach Josh Stone, raised more than $2,700 between the two schools, with the House being promoted at both Raymond and Morrisonville. Special thanks to Laura Quimby, Morrisonville teacher, and her Jr High Student Council for raising $1,000 through a penny war.

Rock The House T-Shirts Are In!

The Rock The House T-Shirts have been delivered and are available. Those that have been paid for will be distributed at practice on Thursday. MHS Teacher, Laura Quimby, models the shirts which are being used to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois. Laura's Jr High Student Council sponsored a penny war, a promotion that was part of the efforts of the Taylorville McDonalds, that raised $1,000. The shirts are $12 each with $5 going to RMH. Additional shirts may be ordered during Tuesday's game (April 24th) in Raymond and will be delivered in time for the Thursday game vs the Lancers in Mville. Activities recognizing RMH of Central Illinois will take place prior to each game. Ms Quimby and freshman baseball players will present the $1000 donation @ the game in Mville on the 26th. All tabs collected for RMH will be presented as well.

Light Pole Replacement Begins

Volunteers from AmerenIP began the replacement of the light fixtures near the visitor's dugout on Thursday, by planting the massive replacement pole that will be the home to a new light fixture of 4 lights. The pole was acquired thru the efforts of Phil Deal and awaited Ameren's large equipment for installation. Joe Maretti, right, has been involved in most of the major projects involving field lighting throughout the last 15 years. He brought along Clint, left, and the two managed to get the pole in place under the diamond lights. Thanks to Phil and Jim Kelmel for their assistance in
the project as well. The original lights from the smaller pole will be used to replace the lights on the right-centerfield pole.

FCA Baseball Sports Camp Returns In July

As most who are familiar with Mohawk Baseball know, Coach M believes strongly in the work and mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Illinois FCA began sponsoring an all sports camp on the campus of Illinois College (which is incredibly nice) two years ago and will host the camp again July 9th thru the 12th. The baseball component utilizes the Lenz Field hitting cages and diamond, as well as the facilities at Illinois College. The camp has featured a strong cast of coaches, including former UofI coach, Itch Jones, former Cards pitcher Kent Bottenfield, and former WSox catcher Darrin Fletcher. Mohawk players are encouraged to consider the camp, some scholarship money is available to off-set camp tuition...talk to Coach M.

Webpages For Regional & Memphis Trip

Links to the new Morrisonville Regional & Memphis Spring Trip pages have been placed in the link bar on the right of the page. The Mohawks are hosting a 1A Regional this spring, and all the information and updates can be found on our regional page LINK. Info on the Mohawks spring trip to Memphis can be found on our trip page. The page has links to the variety of destinations that will be a part of the excitement LINK.

Take Advantage Of GameChanger!!

Players and fans are encouraged to take advantage of the game updates and stats provided through GameChanger. Denny is using the software (app) to score all Mohawk varsity games and fans can follow the game, play-by-play online or with your smartphone. In order to view stats or take advantage of the play-by-play, fans and players must create an account on the gamechange.io site...login and you're all set to take advantage of more statistical info than anyone could possibly need. Normally there is a fee for individuals to access the full site, but that fee has been covered for ALL interested Mohawk players, parents and fans.


The Red Events Box Takes You To The Calendar

Tucked between the Game Changer Link & the daily schedule is a red bar that reads "events." This is a LINK to the team calendar. Now that the site is back, games and practices will be posted on that calendar and you'll be able to see what's going on with the Tomahawks this Fall and the Mohawks once the Fall season is complete.

John Fenelon Completes Dugout Brickwork

Much like the Post Office, John Fenelon could not be detered by snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, as he worked to complete the brickwork on the Knipp Memorial Dugout. Starting in May, he utilized weekends to complete the project, which included 130+ memorial bricks on Thanksgiving weekend. Sons Eric & Jesse slaved away along side him throughout the work.

The Memorial bricks were the produce of Diamond Yards Brick. Owner Tim Turpin could not have been more accomodating, including a rush delivery that allowed the wall to be completed after Coach M had missed a couplel of brick orders. The interior of the dugout will be on hold until we get the funds to pay for material.

John Fenelon puts the finishing touches on the Memorial Bricks. Mixing the size of the bricks added days of extra work.


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