Ozark baseball coach David Heath recited a line from the movie Forrest Gump in assessing his team’s chances in the upcoming Dixie Majors (19U) World Series beginning Saturday in Sterling, La.
“It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get,” Heath said.
What Heath hopes to get this time is a championship which has eluded the veteran coach in the past seven trips he’s taken Ozark to the World Series from 2014 through 2020.
It would certainly be a sweet reward.
“In my seven trips I’ve got second, second, three thirds and two eights,” Heath said of the prior finishes. “We’ve got a legitimate shot.”
The Ozark team is comprised of players from throughout the Wiregrass, along with a couple of junior college pitchers from outside of the area – Prattville native Will Pruitt who pitched at Wallace College this past spring and Auburn native Trey Watson, who pitched at Bishop State.