The Republic Lady Tigers softball team handed coach Mike Thorne his 300th career win Tuesday, with a season-opening 7-0 victory over Cassville. [Read more...]
For the second day in a row, the Republic Lady Tigers struggled offensively, as they lost to Platte County 2-0 in the state third-place game. [Read more...]
Hailey Johnson slugged a grand slam with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Republic advanced to the state semifinals with a dramatic 4-2 win over Southern Boone County at Ash Grove Saturday. [Read more...]
The Republic softball team is one win away from another district title. Republic beat 4th-seeded Cassville 7-1 in the district semifinals Saturday. That sets up a district final against Reeds Spring Monday.
The Lady Tigers broke on top 1-0 in the first inning. Hailey Johnson walked, and Amanda Davis sacrificed courtesy runnger Logan Keck to second base. Keck scored on an RBI base hit by Payton Appleberry.
After Bolivar tied the game, Republic scored two more to retake the lead. Carlie Campbell scored on a throwing error by the Cassville catcher as she was trying to steal second base. Bre Hemphill walked and scored on a base hit by Hailey Johnson to make the score 3-1.
Hailey Johnson hit a home run in the bottom of the sixth, and the Lady Tigers scored three more runs to make the score 7-1, where it ended.
Republic will meet Reeds Spring in the final at Bolivar, Monday at 5 pm. The two teams met during the first week of the season, with Republic winning 7-3.
Second-seeded Reeds Spring advanced to the district final with a semifinal win over Bolivar.
Ozark used a 5-run inning to beat Republic 5-3 at Ozark Tuesday night. Republic led 3-0 when Ozark exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good.
Republic outhit Ozark 6-4. Rachael Michaelis led the way for the Lady Tigers with two hits. Amanda Davis, Stephanie Eckhoff, Bre Hemphill and Lakin Ramsey had one hit apiece for Republic.
The loss drops Republic to 10-5 . Ozark improves to 13-5. Republic is back in action at home against Nixa Thursday night.