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)
The Oxford Chargers found that out the hard way on Tuesday, falling to Saltillo 14-4 in five innings at Edwin Moak Field due in large part to a difficult day in the field. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 7)
Chris Baughman may be in his first season as Oxford High’s head baseball coach, but he seems to have already mastered the delivery of the between-inning speech.
Baughman’s discussion with his players after the visiting New Hope Trojans scored four runs off OHS starter James Lear in the top of the first inning on Friday was brief and to the point. More importantly than the duration, the message got the Chargers re-focused enough to allow their talent and maturity to take over. (more…) (March 28, 2011, Page 1B)
The high school baseball playoffs may be more than a month away from starting, but you wouldn’t have known that was the case from the atmosphere displayed Thursday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)