Two-thirds of Ozark’s outfield received All-COC First-Team recognition in voting by the league’s coaches.
SPRINGFIELD — After having a close call in the morning Thursday, Ozark was able to take the drama out of its Class 4 District 10 semifinal matchup with Glendale right off the bat by plating seven runs over the first two innings.
SPRINGFIELD — Both sides got the matchup they wanted Thursday, as former Nixa player Jaden LaBarge pitched against the Lady Eagles during prime time of their Class 4 District 10 semifinal contest.
Nixa was one of the coldest teams entering post-season in Class 4 District 10 a year ago and received the No. 1 seed. The Lady Eagles are among the hottest teams in the District this year and are the No. 3 seed.
Having seen shortstop Ashlei Coonrod stay in front of hard-hit ground balls ripped her way on Branson’s concrete joke of an infield two weeks ago, Ozark coach Jimmy Nimmo made a point to tell his players afterward he was proud of her bravery.