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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)

Amory Panthers end Oxford’s title hunt

NEW ALBANY — Oxford’s successful summer baseball season didn’t end the way coach Chris Baughman or his Chargers were hoping. After earning a first-round bye following a win in the final game of the Oxford Regional of the NEMCABB Tournament, the Chargers were eliminated Tuesday by Amory at BNA Park.

Oxford started its day on a high note with a 12-0 win over New Albany but shortly after lunch, the Chargers were packing up their gear until next spring due to a 4-2 loss to the Panthers. (June 27, 2012, Page 7)

Oxford tops Lafayette to earn top seed

An intensity not seen since the spring was the backdrop of Friday night’s game between Lafayette and Oxford in the NEMCAAB Tournament Oxford Regional Final. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-3 at Edwin Moak Field to earn the top seed from regional play in this week’s single-elimination portion of the tournament being played in New Albany.

For first-year Lafayette coach Patrick Robey, Friday’s title game was played with a noticeable difference compared to other summer league games. (June 25, 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)

Veteran coach adds to Oxford Chargers’ staff

Years of experience at several different levels of baseball is what Oxford High coach Chris Baughman has added to his staff. Mike Thees, whose wife is Wendy, the Ole Miss head softball coach, has been hired by the school district to teach math next year and is awaiting school board approval on becoming a new assistant to Baughman.

Thees is currently volunteering his coaching expertise to the Chargers during the summer baseball season.

Most recently, Thees  coached Ole Miss signee Brady Bramlett at Arlington (Tenn.) High School, and has been looking to get back into coaching after taking a year off, Baughman said. (June 12, 2012, Page 8)

Hernando capitalizes on OHS miscues, sweeps series

A game filled with mistakes was almost erased by the Oxford Chargers’ best offensive inning of their MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinal series with Hernando Saturday night at Edwin Moak Field. Trailing by seven runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Chargers scored four runs with two outs to get within three of the Tigers. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 9)

Hernando tops Oxford in 5A quarterfinals

BLOG — Oxford’s second game with the Hernando Tigers in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A baseball playoffs tonight at Edwin Moak Field needs to turn out completely different than the opener of the series did Friday night in Hernando. (more…) (May 5, 2012)

OHS has tough task ahead in Tigers

Oxford may not be playing a team from its own division in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs this weekend, but the Chargers are facing a team that they are quite familiar with in the Hernando Tigers.

OHS coach Chris Baughman scouted the Tigers in their third game with Saltillo last Saturday and felt like every name being announced coming to bat was a player that faced the Chargers in last year’s playoffs. Oxford ended up winning the series in two games but the vast majority of that Hernando team is back and motivated to defeat the Chargers this year. (May 3, 2012, Page 7)

OHS rallies past defending 5A champions

There will be a new champion in Class 5A baseball this year. The Oxford Chargers made sure of that when they pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Ridgeland Titans in eight innings Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 7)

Chargers explode on Titans in series opener

RIDGELAND — Oxford’s most explosive offensive inning of the season couldn’t have come at a better time. Down 4-2 to Ridgeland, the defending Class 5A champions, at Titan Field, the Chargers rallied by scoring seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 9-4 lead, their first of the game.
Oxford went on to hold a shocked group of Titans in place the rest of the way and earn an 11-5 win in the first game of a best-of-three 5A playoff series that continues tonight at Oxford’s Edwin Moak Field at 6. (April 27, 2012, Page 6A)

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