2015 Team Preview: Republic Tigers



Shon Plack and Jeff Viles
Prep Baseball Report-Missouri

As we prepare for the upcoming 2015 high school season, we will be taking a preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Republic
Nickname:
Tigers
Class:
5A
League:
Central Ozark Conference-Large
Head Coach:
Howard Quigley
Twitter Handle:
@RepublicBaseball
2014 Overall Record:
13-13
2014 Post-Season Finish
: 0-7, 8th
2015 MHSBCA Preseason Rank:
District Runner-Up

Number of Position Players Lost: 4
Number of Pitchers Lost: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5
Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 3

TOP RETURNERS (Commit)
Austin Atkins, OF, 2017
Regan Butterworth, SS, 2016
Chandler Coates, OF/LHP, 2016
Jansen McQuerter, RHP/OF, 2016
Gage Morris, C, 2016
Parker Nelson, 2B, 2015
Alex Renolds, RHP/1B, 2015
Jake Smith, 3B, 2015

OUTLOOK
The Republic Tigers look to get back to the District Championship game again in 2015, after a loss to Willard last season.  The Tigers, a 13-13 team in 2014, Will be led by a trio of seniors, 2B Parker Nelson, RHP/1B Alex Reynolds, and 3B Jake Smith. Republic will also feature four juniors with varsity experience and look for sophomore OF Austin Atkins to play an increase role this spring. With five returning starters in the field and three on the mound, the Tigers will have experience in key positions to make another run in district play. 

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CLICK HERE, to see the entire list of 2015 Missouri Team Previews

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