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Gibbs’ big hit leads OHS past Lafayette

In a matchup thats outcome is generally decided by a timely hit, the Oxford Chargers were able to come through in the clutch to claim a 6-4 win over crosstown rival Lafayette Saturday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field.
Both squads had opportunities to put together big innings in the first two frames, as both teams were plagued with errors. OHS had two errors, LHS four, while the two left a combined eight runners on base and massed only two runs apiece.

The Chargers’ Dustin Williams broke the 2-2 tie in the top of the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly to left field to score Toler Presley, a pinch runner for pitcher James Lear who reached on a double earlier in the inning.

The timely hit, and ultimately much needed hit, came two batters later when Luke Gibbs took a 3-2 offering from Luke Stanley over the right-field fence for a three-run home run to put the Chargers ahead 6-2. (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)

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