Chris Baughman may be in his first season as Oxford High’s head baseball coach, but he seems to have already mastered the delivery of the between-inning speech.
Baughman’s discussion with his players after the visiting New Hope Trojans scored four runs off OHS starter James Lear in the top of the first inning on Friday was brief and to the point. More importantly than the duration, the message got the Chargers re-focused enough to allow their talent and maturity to take over.
The immediate result of the meeting was four runs scored in the bottom of the frame for the Chargers, while the ultimate result was a 16-8 win over the Trojans at Edwin Moak Field. Friday’s contest was filled with several big moments for the Chargers (7-5 overall), who ended a three-game losing streak and avenged an earlier loss to the Trojans all at the same time. (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)