FORSYTH — Natalie Wilks was hoping to make the 60-mile trip from Sparta to Mountain Grove on Tuesday, rather than the 30-mile drive from Sparta to Forsyth.
Heading into dates this week with Kickapoo and Repubic, Nixa catcher Jaret Nelson is confident the Eagles will bounce back from losses last week to Ozark and Webb City.
A Joplin foul ball Tuesday that knocked Ozark’s Colton Casteel and Garrett Dotson out of the game actually could have included a trio of Tigers.
Caleb Casto impressed against Glendale on Wednesday as much for the pitch he took over Ozark’s right-center field fence as the pitches he took.
There was no TV cameraman on hand to capture film of Nixa’s 6-0 triumph over Ozark on Wednesday, but Bailey Reynolds again scored on a highlight-reel free kick.
Perhaps the best example of how Caleb Casto has adapted to his transfer from Spokane to Ozark a year ago is that he will play at the next level with two of his Tigers teammates.
Nixa’s Reid Potts never would have guessed as recently as the beginning of this year that his recruiting trail would eventually lead him to Southeast Missouri State.
Sam Shuman squeezed his national letter of intent signing into a span of five days last week that also saw him and his Spokane teammates compete in three meets.