Tupelo High School baseball coach Gary Enis picked up his 250th career victory on Friday night as the Golden Wave defeated visiting Oxford 3-2.
Friday was Tupelo’s last tuneup before division play begins next week.
Tupelo improved to 6-2, while Oxford fell to 8-3.
Enis became the Wave’s head coach before the 2004 season.
“A bunch of good athletes, good baseball players have come through here,” he said. “We try to put them in a position where they can succeed.”
The Wave scored all its runs in the first and led 3-1 headed to the seventh. then stranded a pair of Oxford runners to escape.
Senior Hudson Roy (3-0) picked up the victory. Carter Clayton, another senior, got the save.
“Roy didn’t have his best stuff,” Enis said. “They made him work for it.”
Oxford stranded 11 runners; Tupelo stranded seven.
Clayton, will get the start on Tuesday at South Panola. The division rivals will play in Tupelo on Friday and Roy will get that start.
“We’re probably a little ahead of where I thought we might be at this point. but you always want to do better,” Enis said. “We can get better on the focus side of things, and that’ll come as we play more baseball.”
The game was originally scheduled for today but was moved due to weather concerns.