Nixa pitcher Isaac Mitchell passed along word to his teammates last summer that the Eagles would be receiving help, with a senior shortstop coming on board via the transfer route.
A summer that Ozark grad Blake Mozley thought he would spend in the Upper Midwest or along the Mississippi River in central Illinois played out in his hometown and ended with him receiving the Show-Me Collegiate League Player Of The Year award.
Gage Weatherfield and Cole Fleischman have to rank among the most anonymous NCAA D-II signees Nixa's baseball program has ever produced.
In the spring of 2002, Ozark coach Mike Essick had a gaping void to fill at catcher. He promptly summoned Justin Sundlie to move from third base to behind the plate.
Opting to redshirt a week into Missouri State’s season this year, Carson Shaver didn’t see any action, and thus obviously didn’t have any stats. But the numbers game loomed ever so large for the 2019 Ozark grad.
Zack Garcia had proven his self-motivation and self-discipline long before the coronavirus outbreak made such characteristics vital to athletes at all levels.
Nixa pitcher Isaac Mitchell knows all about the veritable 'Who's Who List' of professional athletes who have been treated by famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews. No less than Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Bo Jackson, Roger Clemens and Jack Nicklaus are among the icons who have been under Andrews' knife.
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.