What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
BLOG: It’s about that time of the year again to update the where-are-they-now Diamond Rebels blog. It’s no easy task attempting to keep up with all the Rebels that are now spread throughout the minor (and major) leagues. (more…) (July 6, 2011)
Oxford High rising senior Erika Sisk will play in the 2011 Mississippi Sports Medicine All-Star basketball game on Saturday. Sisk is one of only 24 players from the state to be chosen for the game at Mississippi College.
Sisk is currently taking part in the Fila Top Ten Camp in Suwannee, Ga., as a member of the AAU Memphis Elite. (July 6, 2011, Page 9)
Oxford standout high jumper Justin Fondren is headed to Lille, France to compete in the 7th IAAF World Youth Championships next week.
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Oxford’s summer season came to a disappointing end on Wednesday.
Looking to make a run in the NEMCABB Tournament hosted at the New Albany Sportsplex, a young Oxford squad was upended by Alcorn Central 8-2.
The Oxford Middle School hoops squads had a successful summer. The seventh-graders went 2-0 in yesterday’s Oxford Shootout tournament against North Delta and Kirk Academy to finish the summer with an 8-2 record, while the eighth-grade squad also went 2-0 against the same opponents to post a 16-1 record for the summer. (June 29, 2011, Page 7)
Former Oxford pitcher Hunt Halford had quite the outing for the Tippah County Tribe of the Cotton States Baseball League on Saturday. Halford recorded a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Golden Triangle Jets, allowing one run on one walk while striking out three in seven innings of work.
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings. (June 28, 2011, Page 7)
NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
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