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Ozark's season ends in semifinal round for fourth straight season


JOPLIN — After shutting out Carthage on Monday, Ozark was shut out by Kickapoo 5-0 in a Class 6 District 6 semifinal Tuesday.

The Tigers were blanked by Chiefs pitcher Anderson Underwood, who had three strikeouts and allowed two walks.

Ozark received a double from Greydon Miller.

Kickapoo reached Tigers starting pitcher Devyn Wright for four runs in the first inning and one in the second.

Ozark (17-11) has been ousted in the semifinal round at Districts in its last four playoff appearances.

Ozark’s 2-0 opening-round win against Carthage saw Brody Baumann fire a shutout in his final start on the mound for the Tigers.