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Chris Baughman

Hard work pays off for Oxford’s Elliott

William Elliott has spent the majority of his young adult life working towards the ultimate goal of earning a spot on a collegiate baseball team. (more…) (November 14, 2012, Page 7)

OHS, LHS teams clobber Cougars

Oxford and Lafayette jump started the round robin portion NEMCABB Tournament in a big way Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.

Lafayette defeated Oxford’s junior varsity squad 6-0 and then defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 in five innings.

Oxford’s varsity then up-ended South Pontotoc 10-0 to conclude Day 1 of the Oxford Regional. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)

Chargers fall to West Point on the road

Three runs in the top of the seventh inning wasn’t enough to lift the Oxford Chargers past West Point in a Division 2-5A contest Tuesday evening. (more…) (April 4, 2012, Page 3B)

OMS secures playoff seeding, sweeps LMS

Monday’s middle school version of the Crosstown Classic had more on the line than just rivalry pride.

When Lafayette and Oxford met on the baseball diamond at Edwin Moak Field, both the Chargers and Commodores had a more immediate reward in mind — playoff seeding.

After claiming both games Monday 4-0 and 6-2, the Chargers secured the top spot in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect league record. (April 3, 2012, Page 9)

Surprise appearance may turn into regular occurrence for Gibbs

COLUMN: Saturday evening the following line came across my Twitter feed: “L. Gibbs: W (1-0), 6.1 IP, ER, 2H, 2BB, 5K, 103 pitches.”

A brief text conversation ensued.

“Luke pitches?” I asked.

“He does now!” Oxford coach Chris Baughman replied. (more…) (March 19, 2012, Page 7)

Chargers stay tough, take Classic

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. (more…) (March 12, 2012, Page 3B)

Whitfield nearly whitewashes OBHS

The final fly ball had barely completed its arc and began descending back to earth before Steven Whitfield began jumping up and down. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 9)

Baughman: OHS should be fine with new bats

The way Oxford head coach Chris Baughman looks at it, this may have been the perfect year for high school teams to implement the new BBCOR bats that college players swung last year.

The bats high schools used last year allowed for more pop when ball met bat. (more…) (February 23, 2012, Page 7)

Chargers learn from sweep of Amory

As Chris Baughman found out Monday, there’s nothing wrong with learning a thing or two on your birthday.

Due to poor weather over the weekend, a pair of four-inning jamboree games was rescheduled for Baughman’s birthday at Edwin Moak Field and the Chargers made the doubleheader a learning experience. (more…) (February 21, 2012, Page 8)

Gibbs’ skills make him prime recruit

A lot has been made about the new BBCOR bats and their impact on power numbers at the college levels.

What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”

One player who could benefit greatly from the switch is Oxford’s Luke Gibbs.
(more…) (July 7, 2011, Page 6)

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