College of the Ozarks Head Baseball Coach Neale Richardson is pleased to announce the signing of two new players for the 2018-2019 season—Cade Little and Ryan Daggs.
Cade Little is a right-handed pitcher, first-baseman, and outfielder from Ozark, Missouri, who bats left-handed. He is a three-year letterman at Ozark High School and was selected as a First-Team All-C.O.C infielder his junior season. As a senior this year, Cade is expected to hit in the middle of the lineup and provide some power for the Ozark Tigers.
Little has spent four years under the leadership of Coach Mike Essick, a member of the M.B.C.A. and College of the Ozarks Sports Hall of Fame. For the past three summers, Cade has played for the 18U Ozark Baseball Club. Little is also a two-year letterman in football. He has maintained honors classes throughout his high school career and is an active member in the National Honor Society.
Ryan Daggs is a corner infielder from Greenwood, Arkansas. He has played at Greenwood High School under Coach Trey Holloway. Daggs is currently working towards his fourth year varsity letter as he enters his senior season. He has played numerous positions, including first, second, third, and pitcher. During his junior year, Daggs was named All-Conference and his team had great success, qualifying for the 6A state semifinals his sophomore and junior year.
Daggs has played the past two summers with the Fort Smith Sportsman Legion baseball team under head coach Trey Prieur. For the Sportsman team, he has played at first, second, and third, while also pitching. Daggs was named the 2017 Glen Winget Memorial tournament MVP and is a 2018 Under Armour Preseason All-American.
Pictured: Back row (L-R): Grant Nesbit (travel coach), Neale Richardson, Trey Holloway (HS Coach), Bill Kincannon (Legion Coach). Front row is Ryan with his parents Tammy and Bill Daggs
Pictured: Cade Little and his father, Yancey Little. Back row: C of O Assistant Coach Justin McMillin and Head Coach Neale Richardson