Republic’s Mara Lakey has batted 14 times this season. She has 11 hits. Five of them are home runs. Two of them are doubles. That’s 28 total bases in just 14 at bats – a slugging percentage of 2.000.
The biggest hit of the year was in Republic’s game at Neosho. After the Lady Tigers had lost an early lead, they loaded the bases in the top of the 7th inning, trailing by two runs. Lakey stepped to the plate and walloped a line drive far beyond the right field fence to give Republic the lead, and ultimately the win. The finished the game 5-for-5 with seven runs batted in.