- "All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin." - Lord Byron
Twins 2020 Season Underway
New Oxford began its 2020 South Penn Season with a 5-1 win over Biglerville Sunday at Oakside Community Park.
New Oxford will play an 18-game modified season, starting Sunday June 21 and concluding on Thursday, July 30. The league will then play a double-elimination, 10-team tournament the week of August 3, with games each night of the week and the championship contest on Sunday, August 9.
The Twins may be without a home field this season due to the closing of New Oxford HS during the pandemic. The Twins will be utilizing the Brushtown Athletic Association field in the event they are unable to play at NOHS. So far, only the Twins home opener, on June 30, has been firmly penciled in to be played at Brushtown. All other home game locations will be announced closer to each playing date.
Twins Lifetime Stats and Team Records UPDATED
New Oxford Twins team records and career batting and pitching statistics have been updated.
The 2019 season saw the Twins set team records in a number of pitching categories including ERA (1.52), WHIP (1.07) and K:BB Ratio (3.37). Conrad Miller set a new Twins single-season record for K:BB ratio (15.0), while Larry Baumgardner, Dan Shafer, and Anthony Lippy each established a new Twins career milestone during the season.
Lifetime stats, team records, and a list of every player to suit up as a Twin can be found on the 'History' tab.
Twins Season Ends with Semifinals loss to Hanover
The New Oxford Twins season came to an abrupt end Sunday after their 6-4 loss to Hanover in game four of the SPL playoff semifinals. The Twins end their season with a record of 23-9-2.
Twins Complete Sweep of Gettysburg; Now Face Hanover
New Oxford completed a first-round sweep of Gettysburg without giving up a run, winning game one 7-0 on Thursday and blanking the Grays 10-0 on Saturday.
New Oxford will now face Hanover in round two. The Raiders took their opening round series over North Carroll in three games. The other SPL semi-final will feature Biglerville and Cashtown.
Game one of the semi-final playoff series starts Tuesday, July 30, at 6:00 at New Oxford High School. Game two is Thursday at Hanover, and game three is back at New Oxford on Saturday at 1:00. Game four (if needed) would be Sunday at 1:00 at Hanover, and Game five would be Tuesday, August 6, at NOHS.
Twins to face Gettysburg in SPL Playoff Opening Round
New Oxford will face Gettysburg in the first round of the 2019 South Penn League playoffs. Game one of the best-of-three series is Thursday, July 25, at New Oxford High School. Game two will be played on Saturday, July 27 at Rec Park in Gettyburg at 1:00, and the third game, if necessary, would be back at NOHS on Sunday, July 28.
New Oxford (20-6-2) is the second seed in the tournament, and Gettysburg (8-18-1) is seeded no. 7. The Twins defeated Gettysburg three times during the regular season, while the two teams tied in their other meeting, account for one of New Oxford's and Gettysburg's lone tie on the season.
Game time for Thursday is 6:00 p.m.