skip to Main Content

Season Ends Despite Coates’ Record-Breaking Performance

Chandler Coates may go down in history as Republic’s best big-game pitcher ever. He came up big again Saturday, but the Tigers wasted his performance in an 11-inning, 4-2 loss to Carthage in the district tournament.

Coates struck out a school-record 19, didn’t walk a batter, and allowed only four hits. He allowed just one unearned run, when Carthage scored on a throwing error after one of Coates’ 19 strikeouts in the 4th inning.

It was the third standout performance by Coates in a district tournament, going back to his sophomore year. Last year, in the district semifinals, Coates struck out 12 and threw a no-hitter to help Republic beat Joplin 2-0. As a sophomore, he struck out 12 in a complete-game shutout.

In three career district starts, Coates pitched 24 innings without allowing an earned run. He struck out 43 batters and walked one. He allowed just eight hits in those three starts.

Republic struggled all day offensively, and when they did hit the ball hard, it went right at Carthage fielders. The Tigers also lost multiple runners because of base-running mistakes.

“Costly mistakes,” assessed coach Howard Quigley after the game. “That pretty much sums up today–and the whole season, for that matter.”

The Tigers’ only run came in the bottom of the 5th inning, when Regan Butterworth lined an RBI singled into right field to score Zach Branstetter (courtesy runner for Gage Morris.)

Ryan Cape and Landin Sigman each had two hits for Republic.

Carthage took the lead again in the top of the 11th, when a walk and a hit batsman by Jansen McQuerter set up a two-run single through the drawn-in infield. Another hit gave Carthage a 4-1 lead.

The Tigers plated a single run in the bottom of the 11th.

The Tigers end their season at 11-13.

Share

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on email
Email
Black Lab Coffee – Be the Change. Coffee. Breakfast. Lunch. Catering. Delivery. (Previously Heroes Coffee)
Yocum Automotive -Republic’s home for complete auto service and computer diagnostics.
Farr Better Plumbing – For residential, commercial, or emergency service, they’re your plumber in Republic.
Agent Sarah Rader – Save money by combining your home and auto insurance with State Farm.
NY Life Agent Michael Weeks – Proudly supporting Republic athletics!
Southern Sun Electric – Call (417) 865-6377 for your electrical needs.
Allstate Agent Jessy Pritchett – Ask about Drivewise, to help you drive safer and lower your cost.
Pinegar Chevrolet – Pick Pinegar every time!
Absolute Roofing – Click for info on Republic’s roofer.
Republic Glass – Commercial, Residential, Auto – If it’s glass, see us!
Old Towne Event Center – The home of your next great event, right here in Republic.
Central Gas Propane – Locally owned, community involved. Call them at 725-3833.
Hines Street Pharmacy – Your locally owned neighborhood pharmacy.
Elliott, Robinson & Company, LLP, CPAs – Proud sponsor of the By the Numbers feature on Republic Tiger Sports.
The Bank of Missouri – Your hometown bank supporting the home team!
Kris Yocum – Republic’s State Farm Insurance Agent
Farmers Insurance – The Nathan Dixon Agency has a game plan for all your insurance needs.
Heady BBQ Company – Home of the famous Pig Nasty Sandwich!
Rocco’s Italian Kitchen – Pizza. Pasta. Perfection.
VisionHealth Eye Center – Outstanding eye care. Exceptional eyewear!
Mid-Missouri Bank – Click to follow us on Facebook!
Back To Top

Get Republic's Sports Magazine delivered direct to your mailbox.

Subscribe
now

2019-20

Republic Tiger Sports is a one-of-a-kind magazine full of glossy photos, feature stories and interviews, and more. And it’s 100% about Republic. Subscribing to the magazine is one of the best ways to support continuing Republic Tiger Sports coverage, and you can do that now for less than $2 a month.