It took 13 games for the Lafayette High School baseball team to record its first home run of the 2012 season, proving the old adage of good things come to those who wait.
John Murphree broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning when he belted an offering from New Albany pitcher Ben Foster over the left field fence for a two-run home run to put the ‘Dores ahead 4-2 in what would turn out to be a 7-2 win over the Division 2-4A rival Bulldogs at W.V. Brewer Field on Friday night.
Murphree’s hit did not come without some hard work though, as the LHS freshman battled to a full count by fouling off pitches and finally connecting on a high fastball on the eighth pitch of the at-bat. (March 26, 2012, Page 7)