Like all of us during the coronavirus outbreak, Ozark senior Jake Skaggs is struggling with the idle time on his hands.
Zack Garcia had proven his self-motivation and self-discipline long before the coronavirus outbreak made such characteristics vital to athletes at all levels.
Joe Reid knew Indiana coaches repeatedly were on hand to scout his teammates on the Rawlings Arkansas Prospects Platinum last summer. The Nixa catcher later discovered he hadn't escaped the attention of the Hoosiers, even though he was committed to Oklahoma State at the time.
Evann Long took time to credit Nixa assistant coach Zach Leonard during his signing ceremony with Pittsburg State last week.
Jake Skaggs admits the thought that the right knee injury that ended his football career might also end his baseball career at Missouri Southern before it could ever get started had crossed his mind a time or two.
It said everything about how depleted the Midwest Nationals’ pitching staff became recently that they sent out seven pitchers for their Show-Me Collegiate League playoff game with the Queen City Crush on Thursday.
Nixa grad Brett Hammit takes pride in the exceptional stretch of producing NCAA D-I players that the Eagles’ baseball program is enjoying.
Blake Mozley isn’t allowing himself to think about the possibility of landing the starting shortstop job at Missouri State as a true freshman. Likewise, his focus isn’t on him and fellow Ozark grad Carson Shaver continuing to contend the Show-Me Collegiate League’s batting title.
Ozark’s Parker Hanks was part of the sell-out crowds at Busch Stadium over the weekend that cheered wildly for former Cardinal Albert Pujols before each of his at-bats during his return to St. Louis.