(by Steve Rackley)

Baseball Tigers Nab District’s Top Seed

Republic is the No. 1 seed in the Class 6 District 5 baseball tournament next week. The Tigers will host the tournament, beginning on May 16.

Republic (20-8) opens against No. 8 Carthage (3-26). The COC foes will play the first game of the day Tuesday, beginning at 11:00 am.

Kickapoo (4) and Neosho (5) will play next, beginning around 1:30 pm. Nixa (2) faces Central (7) at 4:00 pm. Ozark (3) and Joplin (6) meet at 6:30 pm.

The semifinals are scheduled for Wednesday, May 17. If Republic wins its opener, it will play the winner of the Kickapoo/Neosho game at 4:00. The second semifinal will be played at 6:30.

The championship game is scheduled for Friday, May 19, at 5:00 pm.


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