Three Oxford Chargers made the 2011 Class 5A All-State baseball team, which was recently announced. Landing on the first team as outfielders were Luke Gibbs and Zac Barber, while Hunt Halford was named to the second team as a pitcher. (more…) (October 13, 2011, Page 8)
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Former Oxford pitcher Hunt Halford had quite the outing for the Tippah County Tribe of the Cotton States Baseball League on Saturday. Halford recorded a no-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Golden Triangle Jets, allowing one run on one walk while striking out three in seven innings of work.
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray took the loss, allowing three runs on nine hits while striking out four in six innings. (June 28, 2011, Page 7)
Action in the Cotton States Baseball League got underway in New Albany over the weekend with several local players getting their season off to good starts. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
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)
Oxford senior Zac Barber was named Region 2-5A Most Valuable Player over the weekend by region coaches. Barber led the Chargers to the 5A North Half title series against Ridgeland as well as a 19-12 win. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 10)
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)
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)