The high school baseball playoffs may be more than a month away from starting, but you wouldn’t have known that was the case from the atmosphere displayed Thursday night at Edwin Moak Field.The Oxford Spring Break Tournament concluded in grand fashion in front of a capacity crowd with the first of the two annual Crosstown Classic games between Lafayette and Oxford. There always seems to be a couple of defining moments in the annual games made by players who may seem unlikely to provide the spark prior to the contest.
The biggest moment in Lafayette’s 7-6 win over the Chargers was provided by Reed Davis, the Commodores’ nine-hole hitter, who cleared the bases in the top of the fourth inning to give LHS the lead for good. It’s not that Davis hasn’t had his share of important contributions for LHS this year or at other points of his career, but his three-run triple that found an empty spot in the left-center field gap not only broke open a 2-2 game, it ultimately gave LHS (8-2 overall) enough momentum to secure the win. (March 18, 2011, Page 6A)