2018 Tournament Champions - Clarke
Clarke completed a three-game run through elimination games to win the 2018 Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Championship with a 4-3 triumph over Central Methodist, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at US Baseball Park. The Pride (35-21) won three-straight games in the tournament, including back-to-back victories over Central Methodist after falling to the Eagles on Sunday, 12-5. Lake Rosson finished 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI for Clarke, one of six players for the Pride named to the All-Tournament Team. Michael Lopez (8-3) allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits over 7.0 innings, walking two and striking out four.
US Baseball Park
In the summer of 2015, two business partners - former baseball players and tremendous baseball fans - decided to team together to purchase the baseball stadium previously known as Price-Cutter Park, located in Ozark, Missouri. The concept was to bring competitive baseball, as well as other events such as tournaments, concerts, community functions, and other events back to the area. In order to do so, the ballpark, which had sat empty from 2004 until 2015. After six months of planning, organizing, and collecting all the information, the complete restoration of the former home of the independent minor league Ozark Mountain Ducks, soon began. Astro-Turf was installed during January and February 2016, a brand new 37x48 video LED scoreboard and all new concession stands were installed, restrooms were remodeled, and a total makeover/beautification of the ballpark was completed before April 1, 2016. The stadium is in year two of hosting the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament and has hosted numerous regional and national tournaments as well as the Show-Me Collegiate League.