Oxford’s baseball team heads into tonight’s District 2-5A game at West Point with some momentum after defeating Saltillo 4-3 on Friday.
The Chargers improved to 2-2 in the district with the win. Hunt Halford earned the win for the Chargers and according to coach Bradley Roberson, he did a good job of pitching backwards to Saltillo batters all night long.
“He did a good job with his curveball and changeup and then Zac Barber came in to get the save and he did a good job of mixing up his fastball and slider,” Roberson said.
Oxford only managed three hits in the win, but Roberson said the team stole six bases thanks in large part to the slow delivery of Saltillo starter Dillon Payne.
“Dillon is a left-hander and quite honestly, he has a slow pickoff move. We decided to go on his first move a lot and ended up with six steals,” Roberson said. “Then we played small ball and bunted some guys over. Our three hits all drove in runs.”
New Hope and Saltillo, the two teams OHS has already played this year, will play tonight, causing some movement in the standings with the Chargers heading to 0-4 West Point.
“We’re obviously still in the thick of things. Friday night was a big win for us and we’ll see what happens with Saltillo and New Hope because one of those teams is going to have a loss or two,” Roberson said. (April 6, 2010, Page 9)