Oxford Caps Memorable Weekend With Unlikely Baseball Title

Oxford Caps Memorable Weekend With Unlikely Baseball Title

Oxford concluded a remarkable weekend for its athletics programs with an unlikely baseball title. MaxPreps photo by Kevin Pataky.

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. Brian Hourigan, coach of the Oxford (Conn.) baseball team, held a newly-won CIAC Class S title under his arm on Sunday afternoon as he described the salad days of the program.

The Wolverines’ trying, embryonic stage was just five years ago.

“We started this (program) six years ago,” Hourigan said. “We were 1-19 our first varsity season (2009). We had a lot of games where they weren’t even close and we just kept fighting. Maybe that’s where that fighting spirit developed over those years. They (former players) all participated in this, building to get to this point.

“It’s been incredible.”

Incredible might be underselling what Oxford accomplished. The school opened just six years ago. It began varsity sports the following year. The baseball team didn’t make state tournament last season.

On Sunday, the Wolverines beat defending champion and top-seeded Cromwell, 4-0, at Palmer Field to win the program’s first title.

Rags to riches in just five years.

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