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)
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)
Oxford Middle School pushed its unbeaten streak to five games Monday.
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)
A brief text conversation ensued.
“Luke pitches?” I asked.
Former Oxford Charger and Northwest Mississippi Community College Ranger Charley Sullivan shined in Alabama’s Southeastern Conference opener on Friday against Arkansas. Sullivan started for the Tide and lasted 5.1 innings before giving way to five other pitchers in Alabama’s 4-3 loss in 12 innings. (more…) (March 19, 2012, Page 9)
Oxford got off to a fast start Tuesday, run-ruling Senatobia 13-3 in five innings in the day’s third game.
Eight Chargers recorded hits in the game.
Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman held a meeting with his team Wednesday about facing adversity and staying mentally tough.
It didn’t take long for the meeting to be put to the test, as the Chargers had to respond to an early deficit in order to defeat Lafayette 6-5 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in the Crosstown Classic. (more…) (March 12, 2012, Page 3B)