NEW ALBANY — Oxford’s successful summer baseball season didn’t end the way coach Chris Baughman or his Chargers were hoping. After earning a first-round bye following a win in the final game of the Oxford Regional of the NEMCABB Tournament, the Chargers were eliminated Tuesday by Amory at BNA Park.
Oxford started its day on a high note with a 12-0 win over New Albany but shortly after lunch, the Chargers were packing up their gear until next spring due to a 4-2 loss to the Panthers. (June 27, 2012, Page 7)
An intensity not seen since the spring was the backdrop of Friday night’s game between Lafayette and Oxford in the NEMCAAB Tournament Oxford Regional Final. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-3 at Edwin Moak Field to earn the top seed from regional play in this week’s single-elimination portion of the tournament being played in New Albany.
For first-year Lafayette coach Patrick Robey, Friday’s title game was played with a noticeable difference compared to other summer league games. (June 25, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford and Lafayette jump started the round robin portion NEMCABB Tournament in a big way Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.
Lafayette defeated Oxford’s junior varsity squad 6-0 and then defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 in five innings.
Oxford’s varsity then up-ended South Pontotoc 10-0 to conclude Day 1 of the Oxford Regional. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)
The coaching tree from Oxford’s 2005 state championship baseball team has sprouted a few new branches.
Highlighted by a no-hitter from pitcher Hunter Roth on Saturday, the Oxford Chargers went 3-1 in the Union University Tournament held in Jackson, Tenn., over the weekend. (more…) (June 18, 2012, Page 6)
Oxford’s older summer baseball team split a road doubleheader with South Panola on Tuesday night. The Tigers defeated Oxford 7-1 in the first game, while Oxford shut out the Tigers 3-0 in the second. (more…) (June 13, 2012, Page 6)
Years of experience at several different levels of baseball is what Oxford High coach Chris Baughman has added to his staff. Mike Thees, whose wife is Wendy, the Ole Miss head softball coach, has been hired by the school district to teach math next year and is awaiting school board approval on becoming a new assistant to Baughman.
Thees is currently volunteering his coaching expertise to the Chargers during the summer baseball season.
Most recently, Thees coached Ole Miss signee Brady Bramlett at Arlington (Tenn.) High School, and has been looking to get back into coaching after taking a year off, Baughman said. (June 12, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette’s run through the Class 4A playoffs that ultimately led to a spot in the North Half title series was made possible through a total team effort. That much was evident by the way the Commodores played through the last half of the season. But as unified as the team was, the player that got them to that point and really made the team believe that good things were going to happen was senior pitcher/infielder Luke Stanley. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 1B)
The Oxford Chargers will host their annual summer baseball camp at the Oxford Park Commission’s Hank Aaron Triplex starting June 4. Children ages 5-14 are eligible for the camp, which runs daily from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100. The camp will be instructed by the OHS coaching staff, led by head coach Chris Baughman.