National Baseball Congress World Series Information

Game #1: The Ozark Generals lost 6-5 in their opening round game against the Houston, Texas Apollos on July 30th. (Click Here)

Game #2: A bad 8th and 9th inning for the Ozark Generals who lost again 9-8 after leading 8-1 in the 7th and 8-5 in the 8th inning with the Denver, Colorado Cougars on July 31st. (Click Here)

 

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Last Home Game Of Season Becomes A Close One In 9th

07/27/07 - OZARK, MO - A five run 9th inning rally by Nevada was not enough to get by Ozark Generals, who ended their regular season going 21-21 with an 8-7 win over the Griffons in the final home game at Price Cutter Park.

The Generals had a comfortable 8-3 lead but relief pitcher Cole White walked two batters and surrendered two hits (he also sandwiched in a hit batter) with no outs, and Nevada trailed by one run.

White settled down after a visit to the mound by Generals Head Coach Rusty Aton retiring the next three in a row to save the game for Ozark.

The Generals will play in the NBC World Series July 29th through August 12th in Wichita, Kansas.

Generals Win NBC Regional Baseball Tournament

07/24/07 - EDMOND, OK - The Ozark Generals, winners of the National Baseball Congress Regional Tournament last weekend, have earned a spot in the NBC World Series which will be held July 29th through August 12th in Wichita, Kansas. Ozark went 4-1 during the tournament.

GAME SUMMARIES:

GAME 1: FRIDAY, JULY 20
GENERALS VS. OKLAHOMA A'S

GENERALS:4
A'S: 0
WP: RYAN ROBINSON
MIKE SANCHEZ: WENT 3 FOR 4 WITH 2 RBI'S

GAME 2: SATURDAY, JULY 21
GENERALS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY DUSTERS

GENERALS: 2
DUSTERS: 7
LP: BRIAN CARR
DAVID MANN: 2 FOR 3
DREW KELLUMS: 2 FOR 3 WITH 2 RBI'S

GAME 3: SUNDAY, JULY 22
GENERALS VS. ENID PILOTS


GENERALS: 4
PILOTS: 2
WP: DEREK BOND
SAVE: COLE WHITE
DAVID MANN: 2 FOR 3 WITH 1 STOLEN BASE
JUSTIN BROWN: 2 FOR 3 WITH 2 HR'S AND 3 RBI'S

GAME 4: SUNDAY, JULY 22
GENERALS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY DUSTERS


GENERALS: 4
DUSTERS: 2
WP: CHIRS PETERS
SAVE: TAYLOR LEWIS
TAYLOR HOUSE: 3 FOR 3 WITH 1 WALK AND 1 RBI

GAME 5: MONDAY, JULY 23
GENERALS VS. OKLAHOMA CITY DUSTERS


GENERALS: 2
DUSTERS: 1
WP: JOSH UNDERCOFLER
SAVE: COLE WHITE
MIKE SANCHEZ: 1 FOR 2 WITH 1 STOLEN BASE

 

Bad Ninth Inning For Generals Leads To Loss

07/12/07 - OZARK, MO - Heading into the 9th inning leading 2-1, the Ozark Generals had the Chillicothe Mudcats hit two triples, two doubles, and get three walks to chase Generals pitcher Zak Kinnison and defeat Ozark 6-2 in the final game of the series.

A close game through 8 innings, both teams traded runs in the 3rd inning and the Generals went ahead in the bottom of the 5th to take a one run lead. It remained that way until the 5 run explosion by the Mudcats in the 9th. Kinnison takes the loss and Mudcats pitcher Chad Adcock records the win.

Homeruns Lead To Win For Generals On Road

07/05/07 - KANSAS CITY, MO - Three homeruns by Bo Whitaker, Mike Sanchez, and Drew Kellums helped the Generals spark a 13 run explosion and defeat the Grays 13-5 in Kansas City on Friday.

Taylor Lewis (1-1) went 5 innings giving up four hits and one run for the win. The Grays managed 5 runs on 11 hits.

NBC Tournament Notes:

The NBC Tournament scheduled from June 30th thru July 2nd, was rained out in Nevada, Missouri.

 

Generals Split Two Games With FCA Grays On Road

07/05/07 - KANSAS CITY, MO - The Ozark Generals traveled to the Kansas City area to play MINK League opponent, the FCA Grays, winning one 3-0 and losing game two 5-4. Ozark's Ryan Robinson (3-1) gets the win for the Generals. The Grays managed only 2 hits and Ozark (12-12) had 8 against Grays pitchers.

Zak Kinnison (1-1) took the loss in game two. The Generals had 8 hits in the game.

Generals Play Generals As Junction City Meets Ozark

06/26/07 - OZARK, MO - A two game series between the Ozark Generals and Junction City (Kansas City area) Generals started out well for Ozark. Game one was a 4-3 win with Zak Kinnison getting the win. Scott Bachman takes the loss for Junction City. The Generals 4 runs came on 8 hits with the Junction City Generals also managing 8.

Game two on Wednesday was won by mother nature, who again rained out a Generals home game at Price Cutter Park. In a last ditch effort, the game was moved to Meador Park in Springfield, but that proved to be fruitless when rain continued to drop in Springfield too.

The Ozark Generals are 12-11 overall and 9-9 in Missouri, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas (MINK) League play. They play in the National Baseball Congress Regional tournament starting Saturday through July 2nd.

Weekend With Bruins Not So Good For Generals

06/24/07 - OZARK, MO - Things went from bad to worse for Ozark in game three with Beatrice, an 8-0 loss, which was called after 7 innings due to rain.

The Bruins' Shane Minks gets the win for Beatrice and Ozark pitcher Alec Marsh recorded the loss, his second in a row. The Generals had 5 hits in the game and Beatrice got their 8 runs on 11 hits. Ozark now is even on the season; 11-11 overall and 9-9 in MINK League play.

 

Generals Drop Two To Tough Beatrice Team

06/23/07 - OZARK, MO - After a big win in the bottom of the 9th the night before, the Ozark Generals were riding cloud 9 nine, but were quickly brought down to earth with a 7-6 and 2-1 loss to the Beatrice Bruins Saturday at Price Cutter Park.

The Bruins Zack Herr is the winning pitcher for Beatrice in game one and Cole White is credited with the loss. Ozark's 6 runs came on 8 hits and Beatrice's 7 came on 10 hits.

In game two, the Bruins scored their two runs on 5 hits with Thad Webber earning the win and the Generals Derek Bond takes the loss. Ozark had only one hit in game two.

Drew Kellums Wins Game For Generals in 9th Inning

06/22/07 - OZARK, MO - Facing a tough opponent in the Oklahoma A's, the Ozark Generals used a bottom of the 9th lead off home run from catcher Drew Kellums to beat the A's, 3-2 at Price Cutter Park.

The Generals trailed 1-0 when the A's Kolby Williams doubled in Tyler Johnson, who walked (one of 4 given up by Generals starting pitcher Brian Carr) in the 2nd inning.

Ozark tied the game in the bottom of the 5th when Kellums singled, a sacrifice by Mike Sanchez moved Kellums to second, Kyle Bubak walked, Taylor House was hit by A's pitcher Josh Rorex (in relief of starter Jared Mixon) to load the bases, and an error by A's shortstop Mitch Worley scored Kellums. Then the Generals took a 2-1 lead on a single by Kyle Superaint to score Bubak.

Oklahoma tied the game in the 7th inning on a single by Ryan Bowen to score Joe Nard, but the inning ended when Bowen was called for runner interference when Tyler Johnson hit into a potential double play -- was initially called safe -- but the second base umpire agreed with Superaint's plea for interference.

The A's drop to 6-2 overall and the Generals improve to 11-8. Zac Kinnison gets the win for the Generals, who had 5 hits and left 5 on base. Jordan Semore notched the loss for Oklahoma. The A's had managed 6 hits and recorded one error.

Game Three Of Series Goes To Mudcats

06/20/07 - CHILLICOTHE, MO - The Chillicothe Mudcats took the third game of the series, a 9-inning game, 10-4 against the Ozark Genererals. Taylor Lewis (0-1) takes the loss. The Generals fall to 10-8 overall and 9-6 in MINK league play. The Mudcats improve to 8-9 and 3-7 in the MINK league.

Generals Gain Two Wins On Road With Chillicothe

06/19/07 - CHILLICOTHE, MO - After winning the first game of the doubleheader 5-3 against the Chillicothe Mudcats, the Ozark Generals (10-7) sent ace Blair Ellington to the mound for the second game and came away with a 5-2 win and a sweep at Shaffer Park in Chillicothe.

Ozark (9-5 in MINK) managed 6 hits in the game, but scored 3 runs in the first -- starting with three singles in a row from Taylor House, Justin Brown and Kyle Superaint -- who's hit scored House. Then Mike Rector's sacrifice fly scored Brown, and BJ Underkofler's single brought Superaint home for a 3-0 lead.

The Generals continued the scoring in the 2nd when Mathew Stevens singled then Mudcats starting pitcher Korey Cunningham walked House and Brown. David Mann's single scored Stevens and House, and the Generals had a 5-0 lead.

Ellington grabbed his third win of the season while striking out 3 batters in 5 innings, but left after loading the bases in the bottom of the 6th -- and a two run single to centerfield by Casey Gibson gave the Mudcats (7-9) two runs to break the shut out -- which chased Ellington. Zak Kinnison gets the save in relief.

The Mudcats (2-7 in MINK) left runners in scoring position in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th innings and they had runners on the corners with two outs in the bottom of the 7th, but the tying run of Ben Toedebusch struck out to end the inning, and the threat. Chillicothe had 7 hits in the game.

 

Generals Grab Early Lead But Can't Hang On

06/17/07 - OZARK, MO - Generals Head Coach Rusty Aton said he was confident this year's team was a better hitting squad than last year, what he didn't count on was an off night from the bull pen and his infield during a 15-8 loss to the Clarinda A's at Price Cutter Park.

In the top of the 3rd, Clarinda (16-7) used an error by second baseman Justin Brown to jump past Ozark (who had a 4-3 lead going into the top of the 3rd inning) by scoring 6 runs on 5 hits for a 9-4 advantage.

The Generals got two runs back in the bottom of the 4th on an error by starting (and winning) pitcher Jeff Phillips who threw to first base hitting Taylor House, allowing Bo Witaker to score. Brown scored on Mike Sanchez' hit up the middle, but House was thrown out at home trying to score. Ozark still trailed 9-6.

Clarinda scored two runs in the top of the 5th on an error by shortstop Kyle Superaint but the Generals returned the favor with one run in the bottom of the inning thanks to A's shortstop Jimmy Swifts' error -- but left the bases loaded when Mathew Stevens hit into a double play -- and left the Generals trailing 11-7.

Ozark did manage one run in the bottom of the 7th on first baseman Brock Spangerberg's error but left runners on first and second. Josh Underkofler came in relief of Alec Marsh (who went 2-1/3 innings giving up 5 runs and is given the loss) and saw the A's bat around in the 8th getting 4 runs to put the game away for Clarinda.

Ozark's Mike Rector went 3 for 5 with an RBI and three singles.

Ozark Splits Doubleheader with Clarinda

06/16/07 - OZARK, MO - It was the Clarinda A's turn to come to the Generals home turf, and Ozark split a double header with their MINK league foes. Game one (both games went 7 innings) went to the Generals, a 1-0 battle, with Ryan Robinson (2-1) grabbing the win.

The A's Tod Vogal gets the loss as Clarinda managed just 3 hits, although the Generals got its lone run on 4 hits. Cole White picks up the save for Ozark.

Zeros were exchanged in game two with Clarinda shutting out Ozark 3-0. The Generals had 4 hits and Phoenix, Arizona's Derek Bond takes the loss. The A's Grant Campbell records the win with Clarinda managing 7 hits.

The Generals improve to 8-6 over all and 7-4 in MINK league play. They play Clarinda in the rubber match of the series Sunday at 1pm.

 

Generals Finally Get To Play One At Home This Week

06/15/07 - OZARK, MO - Home after a long road trip and a Wednesday rain out in Ozark, the Generals faced the Pine Bluff Braves at Price Cutter Park Friday and they came away with a convincing 12-2 win.

With the game scoreless, Ozark sent 11 batters to the plate in the 3rd and scored 5 runs on 5 hits in the inning, including 4 runs on the first 4 hits. The 4th inning was more of the same as Pine Bluff's pitcher Terrance Davis gave up 5 more runs on 4 Generals hits and 2 errors, to trail 10-0 through 5 innings.

The Braves picked up one run in the 6th inning after a pitch from Generals relief pitcher Brian Carr got past catcher BJ Underkofler with a runner on 3rd. Ozark returned the favor with two runs (on a wild pitch by Davis and an error) after batting around again in the bottom of the 6th inning to give the Generals a 12-1 lead.

Ozark (7-5) needed those runs which allowed the game to fall under the 10-run rule which automatically gives the leading team the win if they lead by 10 runs after 7 innings.

In the top of the 7th Pine Bluff did score one run on an error by third baseman Bo Witaker, but Carr closed out the inning to preserve the win.

Drury University's Blair Ellington (2-0), who pitched a one hitter through 5 innings, gets the win. Carr is credited with the save. Davis takes the loss for the Braves.

Ozark's runs came on 12 hits and 5 Braves errors, while Pine Bluff had 3 hits on one error. Generals centerfielder Taylor House lead the team with 3 hits (2 doubles, a single and a walk) in 4 at-bats, scoring 2 runs.

Generals Notes

WSR learned late Thursday that the Generals did play the rained out Wednesday home game with the Griffons in Nevada. Generals Manager Rusty Aton said it was a late, last minute decision by both teams to head to Nevada to get the game in, around 7:30pm that night. Ozark lost 6-1 with James Huff (0-1) taking the loss. Ozark managed the lone run on 3 hits.

Third Game Of Series With Topeka Goes To Generals

06/10/07 - TOPEKA, KS - It was a single game that wrapped up a successful road trip for the Generals, a 10-7 win over the Golden Giants. They went 5-2 on the road and return to Ozark for a homestand that begins with Nevada at Price Cutter Park on Wednesday.

Ryan Robinson (1-1) gets the win for Ozark who managed 10 runs on 14 hits, with Topeka's 7 runs coming on 7 hits.

Ozark Splits Doubleheader With Topeka

06/09/07 - TOPEKA, KS - After a 5-0 shutout loss in game one, the Generals took game two with a 6-2 win against the Topeka Golden Giants. Alec Marsh (0-1) takes the loss for Ozark who managed only 4 hits.

Generals pitcher Eric Bond goes 2-0 on the season with the 6-2 win. They scored their six runs on 7 hits. Ozark is 5-3 in the MINK league and 5-4 overall.

(Updated 6/10/07:) Both teams play a single game Sunday starting at 2pm.

 

Generals Make It A Sweep Of A's In Iowa

06/08/07 - CLARINDA, IA - Game three with the A's was a win for the Ozark Generals, 10-2 in a 9 inning game on Friday. Left handed pitcher Brian Carr (1-0) gets the win. The Generals scored 10 runs on 14 hits. Ozark improves to 4-2 in MINK league play and 4-3 in season play.

Generals Take First Two Games From Clarinda A's

06/07/07 - CLARINDA, IA - The Generals road trip continued with games in Clarinda against the A's and Ozark came away with a sweep of a double header 7-6 and 11-0 on Thursday. Game one, a scheduled 7 inning game was tied 6-6, then went two more innings with the Generals getting the go-ahead run in the top of the 9th. Pitcher Cole White (1-0) gets the win for Ozark.

Game two was much more convincing, with Generals right-handed pitcher Blair Ellington (Drury College) pitching an 11-0 complete game shutout. Both teams wrap things up on Friday with a single game, then the Generals head to Topeka to play back-to-back double headers against the Golden Giants on Saturday and Sunday.

Nevada Doubles The Score On Generals

06/05/07 - NEVADA, MO - With a rain out last week, in what was to be the Generals opening game of the 2007 season, Ozark (1-3) traveled to Nevada to meet the Griffons. Unfortunately, not even a 2-run homer from Generals outfielder Davis Mann in the 2nd inning would be enough, as the Generals fell to the Griffons 18-9 on Tuesday.

Generals losing pitcher Josh Underkofler (0-1) gave up 18 runs on 16 hits, while Charlie Shaver squandered 9 runs on 11 hits.

Ozark plays a double header with the Clarinda A's in Iowa on the 7th, and will play a single game on the 8th.

 

Generals Start Season With Triple header At Home

06/03/07 - OZARK, MO - Three games in one day. That's what the Generals and FCA Grays agreed to play on Sunday after rain washed out the first attempt to play on Saturday. All games were 7 innings affairs.

The Generals lost the first game 4-0 with Ryan Robinson (0-1) taking the loss. Ben Shockley (1-0) gets the win for the Grays. Ozark managed 4 hits while the Grays grabbed their runs on 6 hits.

Game two was different for Ozark -- an 11-5 win -- highlighted by a 3 run home run off the bat of Generals catcher Drew Kellums. The Generals scored their 11 runs on 11 hits with the Grays 5 runs coming on 8 hits. Derek Bond (1-0) is the winning pitcher and Shelby Robertson (0-1) is given the loss.

The Grays (2-1) took the rubber game in a close one, 6-5, on 7 hits, with Brannon Walsh (1-0) notching his first win. Ozark managed 4 hits with Alec Marsh (0-1) absorbing the loss.

Ozark (1-2) will start a long road trip on Tuesday, June 5th. They will be in Nevada, Missouri on Tuesday to play the Griffons, then travel Clarinda, Iowa for a double header with the A's on the 7th, and play a single game on the 8th.

The Generals wrap up the road trip with two games on June 9th in Topeka, Kansas against the Golden Giants and one game on the 10th.

 

Bad Weather A Problem For Generals And WSR Broadcasts

06/02/07 - OZARK, MO - More rain showers washed out the Ozark Generals baseball game Saturday night, and it's postponed the broadcast of the Generals game against the FCA Grays on Sunday.

"The Generals and Grays agreed to play a triple header on Sunday and unfortunately the adjusted start times did not work with our original broadcast schedule," said WSR President Steve Casson. "Generals management understands and we hope to bring additional game coverage in the future as the season progresses."

Game one, weather permitting, will start at 12pm with game two scheduled for a 2:30pm start and game three at 5PM.

Mother Nature Forces Generals To Cancel Opening Night

06/01/07 - OZARK, MO - Scattered rain was predicted for the Springfield/Ozark area this morning, but a downpour about 7am lead to the scrubbing of tonight's 2007 season opener for the Ozark Generals baseball club.

General Manager Rusty Aton announced around 11am today the field was too wet to be ready for the 5pm game start against the Newton Rebels.

"We regret the decision to cancel the Generals game tonight but the wet field required us to cancel the game," said Aton. "We plan to play our remaining games this weekend as scheduled with the double header games on Saturday at 3:00pm versus the FCA Grays and a single game on Sunday at 2:00pm."

(Update 6:54pm) WebSports Radio has also learned that due to potential weather threats the Generals have revised the schedule with the FCA Grays. Ozark will play a single game Saturday evening starting at 5pm and the twin bill will be on Sunday starting at 1pm. WSR will broadcast the first game for you live on Sunday starting at 12:50 pm (central) with the pre game show.

Generals 2007 Baseball Season Starts Friday In Ozark

05/30/07 - OZARK, MO - Price Cutter Park will again be filled with the sound of cracking bats, the smell of popcorn and hot dogs on Friday night when the Ozark Generals continue a solid tradition of semi-pro baseball in the Ozarks, against the Newton Rebels at 7pm.

It will be the second season for the Generals in the M.I.N.K. (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) League and the second in Ozark. Formerly known as the Springfield Generals, the team has been around since 1945.

The Generals team roster of 23 college baseball players includes six returning players from the 2006 team. Catcher B. J. Underkofler, Outfielders Taylor House, David Mann and Mike Sanchez along with Pitchers Ryan Estes and Lucas Vestal will be Ozark Generals again for the 2007 season. Vestal and Estes play for Missouri Southern State University in Joplin and are from the Springfield area. Drury University Pitcher Blair Ellington from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will also be pitching for the Generals.

2007 Ozark Generals Baseball Broadcast Schedule Set

05/02/07 - OZARK, MO - WebSports Radio will again cover select Ozark Generals baseball games for the 2007 season. Currently seven games are on the broadcast schedule, with the possibility of more games to be added at a later date. (WSR Broadcast Schedule)

The team's second year in the MINK (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas) Baseball League, the Generals have 48 games scheduled from June, 1st through July, 27th. Again this year Ozark will be home for 25 dates at Price Cutter Park in Ozark, Missouri. (Full Generals Schedule)

The 2007 season kicks off at Price Cutter Park against the Newton Rebels, a 2006 top ten finisher at the National Baseball Congress World Series, on Friday June 1 at 5pm. The Generals will then begin M.I.N.K. League play on Saturday June 2, against the FCA Grays.

Generals tickets will be on sale at Price Cutter Park at the gate on game days and prices will remain at $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for Seniors 55 and older, $3.50 for children 5-15 and free admission for children 4 and under.

Ozark won its final game of the 2006 season 5-3 against the FCA Grays, finished 6-16 in M.I.N.K. league play, and had an overall season record of 13-23.