The difference between winning and losing for the Oxford Chargers on Tuesday night in their game with New Hope at Edwin Moak Field boiled down to a few small mistakes made in a very close contest of evenly matched teams.
Oxford was unable to avoid a couple of mistakes during the course of the Division 2-5A opener and the Trojans ended up capitalizing on them en route to a 3-2 win.
The Chargers (8-6 overall) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning but were unable to score again against New Hope starter Landon Boyd, who consistently kept hitters off balance with the use of changeup and curveball. OHS coach Chris Baughman said the way Boyd pitched, especially after the first when he only yielded one hit the rest of the game, was a lot like the second game of the year against Columbus, one OHS lost 3-0. (March 21, 2012, Page 7)