Oxford Varsity Baseball -
Oxford bats came to life to even the series at 1 against Adams HS. Oxford snatched the lead in the 6th inning to win 5-3 over Adams Tuesday. Jesse Burch got the win for Oxford. He lasted five innings allowing six hits and three runs while striking out five. Drew Carpenter threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Carpenter recorded the last six outs to earn the save. The Cats racked up 14 hits on the day. Brady Carpenter, Joey Miller, Gabe Debo, Thomas Smalley, and Joe Good managed multiple hits. Brady Carpenter led the offense with going 3 for 3. Oxford's defense was perfect not committing a single error in the field. Oxford looks to win the series at home on Thursday with the deciding game 3 starting at 4:30 pm.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Brady Carpenter had an amazing week at the plate during the Rochester Adams series. Over the three game span he was an impressive 7 for 10 at the plate, 3 RBI's, 2 runs scored, and 1 sacrifice.
"Brady has real come into his own at the varsity level. He saw the ball really well at the plate all week. He continues to impress in his freshman year as he is currently 4th in batting average, 4thin hits, and the least amount of strikeouts among starters. His play has earned him the starting centerfielders role." said Coach Dave Herrick
Oxford JV Baseball -
5/17 - Oxford fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 6-1 loss to Davison on Friday. Davison got up early, scoring 2 in the first inning by playing some small ball to get the job done. Davison added four more runs in the third inning. This proved to be too much for the Wildcats to overcome.
Tony Hatzigeorgiou was on the mound for Oxford Wildcats JV. He surrendered six runs, 2 of them earned, on seven hits over four innings, striking out two. Sean Cooper and Silas VonAllmen entered the game as relief, each throwing one inning apiece. Von Allmen struck out 2 batters and Cooper struck out one.
Saturday the Wildcats will play host to Livonia Churchill to finish their slate of home games for the season.
5/18 - The Oxford JV baseball team swept a double header from Livonia Churchill on Saturday. In the first game the Wildcats won in exciting fashio with a 5-4 walkoff win. Cannon Snow threw the first 4 innings, striking out 3 batters before Blake Johnson came and earned the win in relief striking out 2 batters of his own.
Offensively the Wildcats were led by Josh Brown (run scored, SAC bunt), Joe Roeher (1-3, game winning RBI), Devon May (1-3, double, run scored), Jack Butzu (1-3, run scored), Johnson (1-3, triple, run scored), and Silas VonAllmen (2-3, stolen base). Oxford won in the 7th after Brendan Moore led off with a single, taking 2nd on an error. Brown put down a perfect sacrifice bunt and then Roeher drove in the winning run.
In the second game of the day the Wildcat's bats showed up in and 11-4 win. Roeher got the start in this one, throwing the first 3 innings and striking out 2 batters. Mitchell Travis came on for the next 2 innings allowing just 1 run. From there Johnson threw the next inning and Moore threw the 7th to finish it off. They were helped out with some solid defense by Tony Hatzigeorgiou, Snow and a great diving catch in left field by Gavin Marsden.
The offense was led by Moore (on base twice, run scored), Marsden (2-4, RBI), Roeher (3-3, double, run scored 2 RBI), Butzu (2-3, 2 doubles, run scored), Hatzigeorgiou (2-3, 2 runs scored), Zane Fantich (on base 3 times, 2 runs scored), and Brown (2-3, run scored, RBI).
5/20 - Oxford fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 6-1 loss to Romeo on Monday. In the first inning, Romeo got their offense started with a little help from the Wildcat defense. Miscovich singled on a 3-1 count, scoring one run. Jack Butzu took the loss for Oxford. He surrendered three runs in the first inning before settling in on three hits over four innings while striking out four. The Wildcats managed just four hits on the day. Joe Roeher and Devon May provided all 4 hits with 2 a piece. Roeher drove in Gavin Marsden for Oxford's only run on the day.
The Wildcats will wrap up the season Tuesday when they travel to Utica High School.