A strong senior season behind the plate has earned Oxford resident (North Delta) Derrick Shawn an opportunity to showcase his skills at the next level. Shawn, who started his prep career at OHS, is headed to Hinds Community College to play for coach Sam Temple. (July 13, 2011, Page 9)
What those bats have also done is put a premium on players who can play “small ball.”
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)
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.
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)
Former area players helped lead the North Delta Dealers and the Tippah County Tribe to wins in the Cotton States Baseball League on Sunday night in New Albany.
Thursday’s crosstown doubleheader between Oxford and Lafayette’s baseball teams provided plenty of positives and learning experiences for the two squads involved.
Area youth baseball players are encouraged to learn more about the game through instruction from Oxford High coach Chris Baughman and his staff. The annual Oxford Charger baseball camp runs June 13-16 from a 8 a.m. to noon each day. Cost for registration is $100 and $110 on site. (more…) (June 7, 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)