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OZARK'S SYDNEY HAMPTON looks for an open teammate last week versus COC champion Carl Junction.
OZARK'S SYDNEY HAMPTON looks for an open teammate last week versus COC champion Carl Junction.

Class 6 District 5 coaches vote for Glendale-Ozark rematch

The Class 6 District 5 seedings meeting on the girls side produced first-round matchups that will include a rematch between fifth-seeded Ozark and fourth-seeded Glendale.

The teams will have a tough time matching the drama of their regular-season meeting. The Lady Falcons edged the Lady Tigers 53-49 in triple overtime in the Bolivar Tournament championship game in Janary.

Glendale is 19-6 after a 4-20 season a year ago.

Ozark (13-12) concluded COC play with a 6-3 record, good for fourth place.

Nixa (19-6) will be the District host and is the No. 2 seed. The Lady Eagles will play seventh-seeded Neosho (10-13) in the first round.

Nixa will go for its third straight season with 20 wins or more Thursday, when the Lady Eagles travel to Neosho in their regular-season finale.

The rest of the District includes No. 1 seed Republic (21-3), No. 3 Kickapoo (19-6), No. 6 Carthage (10-14) and No. 8 Joplin (4-21).

A Nixa-Kickapoo semifinal contest would be the teams' first matchup this season. The Lady Chiefs opted not to schedule any COC opponents this season and have played only three District foes, Joplin, Republic (at the Willard Classic) and Glendale.

Kickapoo, the District's defending champion, took part in five tournaments, the Willard Classic, the Freeman Lady Eagle Classic, the Stephanie Phillips Classic, the Pink & White Tournament and the Pittsburg (Kanas) Tournament.

The District will run from March 2-7, with games on Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday.

No-no for Baumann

Ozark grad Brody Baumann received his first staring assignment on the mound for College of the Ozarks this past weekend and promptly fired a no-hitter in the Bobcats' 13-0 victory versus Bacone (Oklahoma). 

Baumann, a freshman right-hander, tossed seven innings, striking out eight and walking one to earn his first career victory.

Reid goes yard

Nixa grad Joe Reid hit his first home run of the season for Crowder on Sunday against Cloud County.

Reid, a sophomore catcher, is off to a .316 start at the plate with four RBIs.