A seven-run 5th inning sank Republic on Senior Night in a 12-3 loss to Rogersville. The Wildcats banged out five hits, along with a walk and a hit batsman, in their big inning. Evan Gruener’s two-run single was a key hit for Rogersville in the frame.
Nathan Strobel started the game on the mound for Republic, but came out after four innings with the game tied 2-2. Cole Hurst suffered the loss in relief. Jacob Schlesner picked up the win for Rogersville.
Before the game, the Tigers honored five seniors: Strobel, Clayton Rose, Riley Norris, Taylor Kirby, and Nick Gideon.
Neosho scored six runs in the 3rd inning and cruised to a 10-2 win over struggling Republic Wednesday night. Trey Turner picked up the win on the mound, and had three hits from the leadoff spot for the Wildcats. Kris Finley and Tyler Johnson each had two hits and two RBIs for Neosho.
Republic managed only five hits off Turner. Dustin Eby had two of them, including a double.
Clayton Rose took the loss for Republic. He allowed six runs — just three of them earned — in 2 1/3 innings.
Nixa scored four runs in the bottom of the 7th inning to pull out a 5-4 win over Republic at Nixa Tuesday night. Kyle Robillard drove home the game-winner with a two-out, two-run single off starter Nathan Strobel, who had been masterful through six innings.
The Tigers scored two runs in the 1st inning on an RBI single by Clayton Rose and a sacrifice fly by Strobel that scored Parker Nelson. Nixa scored a single run in the 2nd, but Strobel held them in check as the Tigers added to their lead with runs in the 5th and 7th innings.
In the bottom of the 7th, Strobel was within an out of a complete game when things fell apart. After Strobel walked two, Evan Roberts singled home a run for the Eagles to cut the lead to 4-2. Two more walks forced home another run to make it 4-3 before Robillard delivered the winning blow.
Strobel struck out 13, but walked six and allowed allowed nine hits in taking the loss. Austin Hyde picked up the win in three innings of relief for Nixa.
Riley Norris had two doubles and two RBIs for Republic. Creed Smiley added two hits for the Tigers.
Nathan Strobel struck out 16 batters, but Webb City scraped together enough offense to get by Republic 3-1 Thursday night.
Strobel struck out six batters in a row on two different occasions. He allowed two earned runs on four hits. He also walked two.
Webb City broke ahead in the 1st inning when Seth Watkins doubled home a run after an error by the Tigers. Republic tied the game in the bottom of the 1st when Riley Norris singled home Parker Nelson.
The top of the 3rd inning was the difference. Strobel struck out the side, but in-between, the Cardinals retook the lead. Cade Crouch’s two-out single scored two runs to make the score 3-1 Cardinals.
The Republic offense wasn’t able to put much together against Crouch, who started on the mound for Webb City. He allowed just one run on six hits in six innings. Trenton Moeller worked the 7th inning to get the save.
Republic mounted another late rally, but fell a run short in a 6-5 loss to Bolivar at home Thursday.
The Tigers trailed 5-1 heading into the bottom of the 7th, and scored four runs and had the tying run on base with one out after a Dustin Eby double. But Cole Hurst hit a line shot directly at the left fielder, and Hunter Gill struck out to end the game.
Clayton Rose was 3-for-3 to lead the Tigers. Nathan Strobel added two hits for Republic.
The Tigers fall to 4-8.
Republic scored five runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning on the way to an 8-4 win over Mt. Vernon Friday.
Nathan Strobel and Riley Norris drove in three runs apiece for the Tigers. Strobel and Austin Beckner had two hits apiece.
Clayton Rose started on the mound for the Tigers and picked up the win. He allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. Skylar Phillips took the loss for Mt. Vernon.