Oxford’s 4-3 loss to West Point on Wednesday evening would have cost them them the No. 2 seed in the Class 5A playoffs, however Saltillo’s loss to New Hope on Wednesday allowed the Chargers to secure the No. 2 seed due to two wins over the Tigers during the Division 2-5A season.
The Chargers finished the year 4-5 in the division and enter the playoffs with a 15-10 mark overall. Oxford used four pitchers in the loss to the Green Wave but coach Chris Baughman has Steven Whitfield and Hunter Roth available to start the team’s best-of-three series against Yazoo City. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
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)
Oxford sophomore pitcher Hunter Roth didn’t realize just how important Friday night’s 5-1 win over West Point really was until after the game.
Sure, Roth knew it improved the Chargers’ record within Division 2-5A play, but the significance didn’t really hit him, or the other members of the team, until after OHS coach Chris Baughman got through talking with them. (April 9, 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)
It seems like a safe bet that Oxford senior James Lear will remember the last two days of March 2012 when he reflects on his high school career in a few years. One night after earning a save in Oxford’s 5-4 win over Saltillo, Lear led the Chargers to a 10-8 win over cross-town rival Lafayette at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday afternoon. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 9)
Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
Oxford Middle School pushed its unbeaten streak to five games Monday.
COLUMN: Charley Sullivan’s smile is still as wide as it was when he was at Oxford High School helping lead the Chargers to wins on the baseball diamond. Sullivan is now smiling wearing the crimson and white of Alabama as the team’s No. 1 pitcher on the weekend. There is a lot of prestige involved with being the Friday night starter at a Division I school, especially in the Southeastern Conference where baseball is more important than anywhere else in the country. (more…) (March 27, 2012, Page 11)