Joe Reid had been slightly agitated at opposing pitchers for not letting him see many strikes one week into the season. He was mad at himself Thursday for not adjusting initially to Rogersville’s change of pitchers.
Nixa coach Jason Daugherty doubles as the Eagles’ primary batting practice pitcher and has a durable enough arm that he can get through all of their hitters.
Save for a hitless afternoon during Nixa’s Opening Day win at Republic on Saturday, it’s been a very good past few weeks for Eagles outfielder Sal Scalise.
According to those in the know — namely college coaches and high school scouting services — there won’t be many batterymates statewide comparable to Nixa sophomore Isaac Mitchell and junior Joe Reid this year and next.
For Dillon Dougherty, there was nothing like seeing first-hand what he considers the mecca of college baseball to motivate him for his sophomore season at Spokane.
Seth Glossip will be remembered as the first Ozark batter ever to hit a home run out of U.S. Baseball Park, even if his Tigers teammates have somewhat forgotten his first name.
The fact Ozark and Nixa renewed their rivalry in a jamboree Monday didn’t change a thing in Blake Mozley’s approach at the plate. The Tigers’ lead-off hitter was still more than willing to take a walk.
As rich as Ozark's history is on the ball diamond, the Tigers have yet to win a District championship at the Class 5 level since MSHSAA went to five classes for baseball six years ago.
Aware of NorthArk’s strong tradition among the juco ranks as an offense power, Ozark senior Chandler Hodges isn’t surprised the Pioneers’ coaches have asked about his pitching.