Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman held a meeting with his team Wednesday about facing adversity and staying mentally tough.
It didn’t take long for the meeting to be put to the test, as the Chargers had to respond to an early deficit in order to defeat Lafayette 6-5 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in the Crosstown Classic.
LHS pushed three runs across in the first inning off OHS pitcher James Lear on back-to-back doubles by Dylan Gossett and John Murphree. Gossett’s hit to center field scored D.K. Buford, who reached by way of error, and Luke Stanley, who previously singled to left.
The Chargers responded in the bottom half off the inning with five runs on six hits, culminated by Steven Whitfield’s two-run single up the middle. (March 12, 2012, Page 3B)