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.
A game filled with mistakes was almost erased by the Oxford Chargers’ best offensive inning of their MHSAA Class 5A quarterfinal series with Hernando Saturday night at Edwin Moak Field. Trailing by seven runs heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, the Chargers scored four runs with two outs to get within three of the Tigers. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 9)
Thursday was a big day for Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze. Coming off a productive round of golf in the Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge, Freeze’s good week continued Thursday with two verbal commitments. (more…) (May 4, 2012, Page 6A)
Oxford may not be playing a team from its own division in the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs this weekend, but the Chargers are facing a team that they are quite familiar with in the Hernando Tigers.
OHS coach Chris Baughman scouted the Tigers in their third game with Saltillo last Saturday and felt like every name being announced coming to bat was a player that faced the Chargers in last year’s playoffs. Oxford ended up winning the series in two games but the vast majority of that Hernando team is back and motivated to defeat the Chargers this year. (May 3, 2012, Page 7)
STARKVILLE—Players say hits are contagious.
There will be a new champion in Class 5A baseball this year. The Oxford Chargers made sure of that when they pulled off a miraculous come-from-behind 8-7 win over the Ridgeland Titans in eight innings Friday night at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 30, 2012, Page 7)
A tough division slate has seasoned the Oxford Chargers heading into the next stage of the MHSAA’s Class 5A playoffs. OHS coach Chris Baughman believes that nine games against teams from Division 2-5A have prepared his Chargers for what he believes will be the toughest test of the season.
Oxford opens its best-of-three series on the road at Ridgeland, the No. 1 seed from Division 4, Thursday evening. The Titans (20-6 overall) defeated the Chargers in last year’s 5A North Half title series and Baughman said they are just as potent on offense. (April 25, 2012, Page 6)