A Parkview throwing error allowed Republic to score a run in the bottom of the 7th inning and escape with a 4-3 win over the Vikings in Republic Monday. It was an appropriate end to to a game in which all four Tiger runs scored because of Parkview miscues in the field.
Republic took a 3-0 lead after two were outs in the bottom of the second inning. Clayton Crowley walked to lead off the inning and stole second. Jared Hughes was hit by a pitch, and both runners advanced on a flyout. Jacob Crosswhite reached on an error that should have ended the inning, but instead scored Crowley. After Ryker Harrington walked, Hughes and Crosswhite reached on two different wild pitches, giving Republic its 3-0 lead.
Crowley, who started on the mound for Republic, shut the Vikings out through five innings. In the sixth, Parkview broke through for two runs, pounding out four hits to cut the lead to 3-2.
The Vikings tied the game in the top of the seventh. A one-out walk and an error by Nick Rose put runners on second and third. The tying run scored on a fielder’s choice.
In the bottom of the 7th, Nick Rose doubled leading off and advanced to third on a bunt single by Jacob Crosswhite, who was trying to sacrifice Rose to third. Ryker Harrington walked, and with the bases loaded, Jaden Duvall grounded to the shortstop, who threw wide of the plate, allowing Rose to score with the winning run.
Republic managed only five hits against Parkview pitcher Evan Barnett. Crowley, Hughes, Rose, and Crosswhite each drove in a run for the Tigers, who improve to 8-8.