Losing 14-4 to Saltillo High at home on Tuesday night, Oxford High would get its revenge three nights later by nearly the same score.
The Chargers broke open a 2-2 ballgame through four innings and ended up with a 14-6 victory over the Tigers at Saltillo City Park.
"I've talked all year about how mature this ball team is," said Chargers coach Chris Baughman, "and we played our worse ballgame Tuesday. Give Saltillo credit, though. They had a lot to do with it.
"But I felt like we had two really good practices Wednesday and Thursday, and I knew we would come out a lot more focused and a lot more ready to play than we did on Tuesday. That's a credit to our guys and our seven seniors that we have on our team."
With the win, Oxford (8-6) moved into a tie with Saltillo (6-8) in MHSAA's Division 2-5A. Both teams now sport a 2-2 record in the division, which very well could be the same mark for the division's two other teams, New Hope and West Point, after they played one another on Friday night.
"It's wide open, which I knew it was going to be," Baughman said about the division race.
The Tigers didn't help themselves on Friday night. They instead helped the Chargers by issuing nine walks, hitting three batters and committing three errors.
The Chargers did manage 12 hits, with eight of those coming in the fifth and sixth innings in which they scored a combined 12 runs. Luke Gibbs (3-for-5) started the hit parade with a home run to center field to lead off the top of the fifth.
As Saltillo struggled to record outs - the Tigers used four pitchers on the night - Oxford senior left-hander Hunt Halford survived with pretty much only two of his pitches working.
Halford threw 113 pitches, striking out 10 while walking three and giving up six runs and seven hits to improve to 4-1 on the season.
Chase Hill belted a three-run homer to right to pull his team to within one, at 7-6, in the bottom of the fifth, but that was it for the Tigers' scoring.
"Tonight, he basically had two pitches working," Baughman said. "He called me out to the mound and said, 'Coach, I don't feel really good with my fastball.'