Former Baseball Bobcat Trent Oxenreider was named as a recipient of the 2019 Diamond 9 Award by the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at a baseball luncheon held in Springfield on May 22.
Each year the Diamond 9 award is presented to nine former high school, college, or professional athletes who were known as standouts on the baseball or softball field.
Oxenreider came to College of the Ozarks from Strafford High School, where he was a First Team All-State selection in 2007 by the Missouri Baseball Coaches Association and a second team selection by the Missouri Sports Writers and Sportscasters Association.
Trent went on to be a four-year starting catcher for College of the Ozarks (2007-2011) and, as a senior, had 38 RBIs and the team’s second-best batting average (.311). As a catcher, he threw out 71 percent of base runners (58 of 142). He graduated in Fall 2012 with a BS in Physical Education K-12 and a minor in coaching.
Oxenreider has given back to the game as a coach, first at Norwood High School, and he now leads the Hollister High School baseball program, who just completed a very successful season.