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 concluded its annual Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field on Thursday with a 3-2 win over Independence that showed the Chargers’ ability to pitch, defend and score runs in an efficient manner.
Even though the Chargers (7-5 overall) fell behind the Wildcats 2-0, there was never any panic, never any despair shown in the dugout that a comeback wasn’t going to be made. (March 16, 2012, Page 6A)
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’s first game of its annual Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak field came down to a couple swings of the bat Monday. Unfortunately for the Chargers, it was Jackson (Tenn.) Christian that ended up getting the best swings as the Eagles topped OHS 5-3.
Jackson Christian’s Matt Poteete hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning to break the 3-3 tie and catapult the Eagles to a win in the tournament that continues through Thursday.
Potette’s home run was one of three in the game for the Eagles, who also had success in going deep in the game leading up to their meeting with the Chargers. Brad Sills, Jackson’s designated hitter and No. 7 hitter in the lineup, also had two solo home runs in the contest. His first came in the fourth inning and put the first run on the scoreboard, while his solo shot in the sixth gave the Eagles a 3-1 lead. (March 13, 2012, Page 6)
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)
The Oxford Chargers baseball team fell to 3-4 overall on the season after Kossuth earned a 5-2 victory on Tuesday.
Luke Gibbs scored one of the Chargers’ runs on a solo homer.
Oxford returns to action Thursday, hosting Lafayette at 7 p.m.
The game, which can be heard locally on 95.5 FM, was originally scheduled for Friday but was bumped up due to weather concerns. (March 7, 2012, Page 7)
The Oxford Chargers had a difficult weekend in the Amory Tournament, losing to Belmont 5-2 and North Pontotoc 6-5 on Saturday. The Chargers will get back at it on Tuesday with a road game against Kossuth. (March 5, 2012, Page 9A)
The Oxford Chargers improved to 3-1 on the year after earning an 11-0 victory at Olive Branch Thursday.
The final fly ball had barely completed its arc and began descending back to earth before Steven Whitfield began jumping up and down. (more…) (February 28, 2012, Page 9)