Despite a seven-run fourth inning, the Oxford High baseball team was unable to overcome a fast start by Olive Branch in a 15-10 loss Tuesday night. The Chargers (1-2) got to within a run of the Conquistadors at 3-2 in the top of the third, but they fell behind by 10 runs after Olive Branch scored nine in the bottom half of the frame. OHS was within 12-10 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but was unable to score the rest of the way as Olive Branch tacked on three more runs. (more…) (March 2, 2011, Page 7)
Oxford’s baseball team rebounded from a 13-1 loss to Northwest Rankin Saturday to post a come-from-behind win over Ridgeland. The Chargers’ 5-4 win was aided by several players, including Hunt Halford, who earned the win on the mound in relief of starter Zac Barber. Henry Webb had two hits and an RBI, while William Elliott also had two hits, including a double in the victory. (more…) (February 28, 2011, Page 8)
It’s been a difficult 22 months for former Oxford EAGLE All-Area pitcher Phillip Malatesta.
All three area high school baseball teams concluded their preseasons in successful fashion on Saturday. In Horn Lake’s jamboree, the Oxford Chargers finished 2-0 with a 10-6 win over Senatobia and a 7-4 win over host school Horn Lake. (more…) (February 21, 2011, Page 8)
Registration for the annual Chargers Baseball Camp has begun for area youth to participate in. The camp is open for ages 6-14 and cost for early registration is $100. Registration packets can be picked up at the front office of Oxford High School. The camp will be held at the Oxford Park Commission’s Hank Aaron Triplex June 14-18 from 8 a.m. to noon. OHS baseball players and staff will conduct the camp. Items needed for the camp each day are glove, bat, tennis shoes or cleats, shorts or baseball pants. Campers will receive a t-shirt, camp certificates and trophies for contest winners. (May 21, 2010, Page 8a)
The search for Bradley Roberson’s replacement as Oxford High baseball coach accelerated over the last few days. The job was officially posted on the school’s website, Oxford.k12.ms.us, on Thursday while a survey is available for the public to fill out on what characteristics and qualities they think the new OHS baseball coach should possess. (May 12, 2010, Page 9)
Oxford’s baseball season may not have gone as hoped, but the Chargers made the most of their divisional finale, routing West Point 14-2 in five innings on Thursday. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)
Oxford High School will be looking for a baseball coach to lead the Chargers next year after Bradley Roberson decided that this will be his last as the team’s head coach.
Roberson’s five-year tenure will come to an end whenever the season ends for the Chargers, who are back in action tonight at Saltillo. Roberson, who has been a coach in the OHS system for the past 10 years, told his players about his intentions Wednesday evening and then made his decision public on Thursday. (April 16, 2010, Page 7a)
There were a few moments after Oxford scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning in Tuesday’s District 2-5A home game with New Hope that Chargers’ coach Bradley Roberson said he felt good about his team’s chances the rest of the way.
“I knew that these guys were going to come out and compete tonight. When we were up 5-3, I had a good feeling about the game to be honest,” Roberson said. “But again, I knew even though it was 5-3, (New Hope) had barreled up some balls early themselves. I knew we needed to try and get some more (runs) if we were going to win the ballgame.”
Unfortunately for Roberson and his team, his intuition proved to be right as the Trojans exploded offensively, scoring four runs in three different innings after the third en route to an eventual 16-5 win. (April 14, 2010, Page 3B)