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.
Thursday’s crosstown doubleheader between Oxford and Lafayette’s baseball teams provided plenty of positives and learning experiences for the two squads involved.
There were several new faces and numbers to learn for those who attended Thursday night’s summer league baseball game between Lafayette and Oxford at Edwin Moak Field. Less than a month after a veteran OHS team wrapped up the season against Ridgeland, coach Chris Baughman is having to re-tool his lineup with several younger members of the program. (June 3, 2011, Page 6A)
A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)
RIDGLEAND — Oxford’s fantastic run through the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs came to an abrupt end with an 8-3 loss to Ridgeland in the North Half title game on Monday night. The win advanced Ridgeland to the 5A title series against Long Beach that begins tonight at Jackson’s Smith-Wills Stadium. (more…) (May 17, 2011, Page 6)
It seems the biggest mistake the Ridgeland Titans made on Saturday was actually before their MHSAA Class 5A North Half title series game with Oxford at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (May 16, 2011, Page 3B)
RIDGELAND — Some early offense and a solid pitching performance from senior Ben Boykin helped lift the Ridgeland Titans to a 6-3 win over the Oxford Chargers in the first game of the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half title series Thursday night. (more…) (May 13, 2011, Page 6A)
RIDGELAND — Tonight’s second game of the MHSAA Class 5 North Half title series comes down to which team makes the fewest mistakes. If the Chargers are going to force a decisive Game 3 on Saturday, they will have to play a little cleaner than they did in the opener and get the timely hit that has helped the first two playoff series.
For the Ridgeland Titans, who travel to Edwin Moak Field for the second game, it will be about finishing what they started on Thursday in a 6-3 win over the Chargers. (May 13, 2011, Page 7A)
Oxford’s fantastic run through the Class 5A playoffs will continue Thursday against a familiar opponent in Ridgeland. The Titans and Chargers have already met two times this year, with OHS winning both games. (more…) (May 11, 2011, Page 6)
The funk that the Oxford baseball team found itself mired in at the end of the regular season is officially over. A determined bunch of Chargers punched their way into the MHSAA’s Class 5A North Half title series on Saturday with a 5-2 win over Neshoba Central in Philadelphia. (more…) (May 9, 2011, Page 4B)