Led by a complete-game pitching effort from Jarrett Patton, the Lafayette Commodores baseball team defeated Senatobia 2-1 Tuesday night. Patton finished with seven strikeouts against just two walks for LHS (9-2 overall). Patton, who is 4-0 now, only allowed three hits in seven innings and didn’t allow a run after the first inning.
“I thought Jarrett pitched really well for us tonight,” LHS coach Greg Lewis said. “He did a good job of locating his pitches and not walking guys. He really was a big difference for us in the win.”
LHS scored a single run in the third inning and one in the fourth. Luke Stanley reached base in the third inning on a walk and then stole second to get into scoring position.
Hunter Robison then drove in Stanley with a grounder to score the Commodores first run of the game. Dylan Gossett scored Lafayette’s go-ahead run in the fourth.
He reached base on a single and advanced into scoring position on a passed ball. Gossett then scored on a balk to score the game-winning run.
Reed Davis led LHS with two hits, while Josh Mills also had a hit. The Commodores return to action Friday at home against Senatobia starting with the junior varsity game at 5 p.m.