SPRINGFIELD — Isaac Mitchell didn’t collect the victory he was going for Monday, but did gain the redemption he sought.
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.
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 Isaac Mitchell watched with appreciation and admiration two years ago as Glendale’s Ty Wilmsmeyer established himself as southwest Missouri’s elite pitcher.
Given his family’s background, it’s a bit surprising Colton Casteel will be the first member of his family to play a sport in college. The fact he will play baseball might be even more surprising.
Sam Russo has made an impact with his bat in Nixa’s 4-0 start that included a pair of hits and four RBIs in the Eagles’ 11-inning win over Rogersville last week.
Wrestling season was nearly a full month longer than ever before this winter, but the extra weeks on the mat didn’t have a big impact on Hunter Tennison’s time on the mound.
As one of a flock of newcomers starting on the varsity for the first time this spring, senior Colton Casteel will try to add to Ozark’s strong history at catcher.