The Oxford Rays 13-and-under traveling baseball team concluded its season recently with a third place finish at the June Jam USSSA NIT Tournament held at Southaven.
In the tournament, the Rays (16-11-2 overall) went 3-1 in the 14-team tournament and were eliminated in the semifinals.
The Rays claimed the first three games, defeating the Strike Zone Stixx 6-3, St. Louis Hawks 9-4 and DeSoto Cardinals 3-2, before falling to the Tupelo Rangers 6-1. (June 29, 2010, Page 9)
The past two weekends have been successful ones on the diamond for one of the local USSSA teams, the Oxford Rays. Oxford went 4-0 to capture the Battle of New Albany title a week after finishing 2-2-1 in the Papa John’s Battle of Oxford at FNC Park. (June 2, 2010, Page 7)
The Oxford Rays won the 2010 Gumtree 14-and-Under AA Classic held at Ballard Park in Tupelo recently. The Rays are a 13-and-Under USSSA team composed of players from the Oxford area.
Oxford rebounded from a 7-2 loss to the Tupelo Rangers in the opener and a 10-0 loss to the Tri County Outlaws to then win three games in a row. Oxford defeated the North Mississippi Angels 9-5, the Outlaws 8-1 and the Rangers 2-1 in the title game in eight innings. (May 11, 2010, Page 10)
AROUND THE SQUARE AND BEYOND — Lafayette’s boys basketball program is at another crossroads with the departure of Teague Burchfield, who resigned this week after two serving two seasons as head coach. (April 8, 2010, Page 7)