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Chargers blank Tigers to claim title

The Oxford Middle School Chargers put the perfect punctuation on a perfect baseball season Thursday.
Leaving no doubt who was the top team in the Tri-Lakes Conference, OMS torpedoed the South Panola Tigers 10-0 in the championship game at Edwin Moak Field. (April 13, 2012, Page 6A)

OMS stamps ticket to title game

The Oxford Middle School Chargers can scratch off another goal from their preseason checklist.

Thanks to dominant pitching from starter Houston Roth and an overpowering offense, the Chargers earned a 16-1 victory over Marshall Academy on Monday to advance to the Tri-Lakes Conference title game. (April 10, 2012, Page 8)

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)

OMS no-hits Water Valley in doubleheader

The Oxford Middle School baseball team improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Tri-Lakes Conference by blanking Water Valley 12-0 and 4-0 in a doubleheader on Saturday. (more…) (March 26, 2012, Page 8)

OMS Chargers nip LMS in title game

The competitive rivalry between Oxford and Lafayette in baseball doesn’t just reside with the high school players. For the third time this season, the two middle school programs locked horns in a battle that came down to the end of a game and ended up going in the Chargers’ favor.

Oxford rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning to post a 6-5 win over Lafayette to capture the Tri-Lakes Conference title at Edwin Moak Field on Monday night. The victory was the third rivalry win of the season for the Chargers, who were able to secure their first conference title as well as a perfect record (7-0) in games that counted within the division. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 2B)

No. 1 seed OMS Chargers defeat South Panola

Led by the pitching of right-hander Houston Roth and an abundance of offense the Oxford Middle School Chargers rolled past the South Panola Tigers 11-2 on Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.

The win propelled the Junior Chargers (10-3 overall) into Monday’s Tri-Lakes Conference championship game against Lafayette. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)

OMS Chargers grab sole possesion of first place

Led by seventh-grade starter Houston Roth, the Oxford Middle School Chargers put themselves in the drivers seat of their division with a 5-1 victory at crosstown rival Lafayette on Thursday. (April 1, 2011, Page 7A)

Oxford Middle School splits with Marshall Academy

The Oxford Middle School baseball team split its doubleheader against Marshall Academy on Thursday, claiming Game 1 6-5 before losing the nightcap 10-1. (more…) (March 11, 2011, Page 8A)

LMS-OMS split doubleheader Monday

Neither the Lafayette Commodores nor Oxford Chargers Middle School baseball squads were able to get the better of the other in back-to-back games at Edwin Moak Field as the crosstown rivals split Monday’s doubleheader. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)

U13 Rays place third at NIT Tournament

The Oxford Rays 13-and-under traveling baseball team concluded its season recently with a third place finish at the June Jam USSSA NIT Tournament held at Southaven.

In the tournament, the Rays (16-11-2 overall) went 3-1 in the 14-team tournament and were eliminated in the semifinals.

The Rays claimed the first three games, defeating the Strike Zone Stixx 6-3, St. Louis Hawks 9-4 and DeSoto Cardinals 3-2, before falling to the Tupelo Rangers 6-1. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)

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