Wyatt Woods is tagged out as he slides into second base on a steal attempt. (Photo by David Brazeal)

Tigers’ 12 Hits Not Enough to Tame Bulldogs

Despite collecting 12 hits, Republic couldn’t overcome Carl Junction’s offensive onslaught Wednesday, falling 13-8 at home and snapping a two-game winning streak that included a big win at Nixa on Tuesday.

Carl Junction set the tone early, scoring five runs in the first two innings before putting the game out of reach with a six-run fourth inning. The Bulldogs finished the game with 13 runs on 14 hits while committing six errors.

Republic’s offense managed eight runs on 12 hits, 11 of which were singles. The Tigers played clean defense, committing no errors in the field.

Wyatt Woods led Republic at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Cooper Pilkinton also contributed, going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Devon Hughes scored three runs and drove in one, going 1-for-3 on the day. Brett Hendrickson chipped in, going 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Ryder Davis added two hits.

On the mound, Preston McCracken suffered the loss for Republic. The starting pitcher lasted 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking three. Cannon Ellison entered in relief, pitching 3 2/3 innings and giving up five runs on eight hits, striking out one and walking two.

The loss drops Republic to 15-13 this season. The Tigers will look to bounce back Thursday night when they travel to Neosho for their next game.


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