BLOG: Oxford senior pitcher Hunt Halford saved his best pitching performance of the season for the most critical game of the year for the Chargers on Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (May 6, 2011)
Confidence is something the Oxford Chargers gained throughout the season as they won their way to a division title. The Chargers gained another measure of confidence last weekend in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs with a sweep of Hernando.
For OHS coach Chris Baughman, the key now is to keep that momentum rolling as they get set to take on Neshoba Central, the Chargers’ third-round opponent. (May 5, 2011, Page 6)
Led by an outstanding pitching performance from senior Zac Barber and some timely hitting early and late, the Oxford Chargers were able to defeat Hernando 6-2 on Saturday afternoon and sweep the Tigers in their second round Class 5A playoff series.
Oxford, which defeated the Tigers 7-5 on Friday night at home, will now take on Neshoba Central in the quarterfinals of the 5A playoffs that begin on Friday night at OHS. (more…) (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Oxford’s return to the playoffs will be against a familiar foe in Hernando. The best-of-three series begins Friday evening at 6. The second game will be played in Hernando on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the third game, if necessary, would be played back at OHS on Monday. (more…) (April 28, 2011, Page 6)
Bittersweet was the only way to describe the feeling Oxford coach Chris Baughman had following Tuesday night’s Region 2-5A finale against West Point at Edwin Moak Field. For the second time in less than a week, the Chargers lost a region game on their home field by making errors and not executing like they had most of the season.
The end result was a 10-7 setback to the Green Wave, a team they beat two other times this year, and a final mark of 5-4 in the region.
Despite the loss, there was one positive gained for the loss, OHS still secured the region regular season title and the coveted No. 1 seed in the upcoming Class 5A playoffs thanks to New Hope’s 16-2 loss to Saltillo. Oxford (13-9 overall) will be idle this weekend in the playoffs because of the bye, but is still searching for a way to fully break out of the mini funk that has set in the final few games. (April 20, 2011, Page 1B)
Two late inning rallies couldn’t overcome the bevy of mistakes made by the Oxford Chargers in their Region 2-5A game with Saltillo on Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. With a win over the Tigers, the Chargers could have wrapped up the No. 1 seed out of the division for the upcoming Class 5A playoffs. Instead of securing that goal, errors and miscues doomed OHS in an 8-7 loss that coach Chris Baughman saw coming before the start of the contest. (April 18, 2011, Page 3B)
A gritty pitching effort by Hunt Halford and steady production on offense were just two of the reasons the Oxford Chargers are feeling a little better about their baseball future today. (more…) (April 6, 2011, Page 6)
In a matchup thats outcome is generally decided by a timely hit, the Oxford Chargers were able to come through in the clutch to claim a 6-4 win over crosstown rival Lafayette Saturday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Errors ended up preventing the Oxford Chargers from earning a clean sweep in a baseball twinbill at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday afternoon. After defeating the Lafayette Commodores 6-4 in the first game of the day, the Chargers fell 14-6 to the Water Valley Blue Devils to conclude the day 1-1. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette coach Greg Lewis knew his Commodores didn’t play their best against Oxford to start Saturday’s baseball fest at W.V. Brewer Field. Instead of changing the lineup drastically against Water Valley on Saturday night, Lewis decided to let his team work itself back into normal form.
The end result was a much better approach at the plate in a 15-5 win over the Blue Devils in five innings. (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)