NEW ALBANY — Ole Miss’ Jimel Judon looks like a completely different batter on the diamond of the New Albany Sportsplex this summer.
Judon’s stance is the same, but his production certainly is not.
After recording just two hits in 36 at-bats last summer for the Tallahatchie Rascals of the Cotton States Baseball League, the former Myrtle standout is hitting .400 — good enough for third amongst league regulars — through nine games this season. (more…) (June 27, 2011, Page 6)
The appeal to get closer to his family and rejoin a former friend and mentor in the process is why Richy Harrelson is headed back to Northeast Mississippi Community College later this summer.
The former Ole Miss Rebel and head baseball coach at Lafayette High is returning to his college coaching roots in Booneville on Aug. 1 to become an assistant again under his former boss, Kent Ferris, at NECC. (more…) (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
A career filled with hustle plays, determination and a team-first attitude has ultimately paid off for Lafayette’s Nikki McChristian. After improving her skills the last four years under coach Amy Sutton, McChristian will continue her playing career at Northeast Mississippi Community College in the future. McChristian, who was a two-time member of the EAGLE All-Area team, is one of five players who signed on with the Tigers and first-year coach Brian Alexander this week. (June 24, 2011, Page 7A)
Former Lafayette High standouts Matt and Kyle Webb collaborated with another former Commodore, Justin Smith, in a 5-3 win for the Tallahatchie Rascals over the Tupelo Thunder in Cotton States Baseball League action on Thursday night. Matt Webb and Kyle Webb each had a single in the win, with Matt Webb driving in a run. Smith had two hits and scored a run. Another former Commodore, Josh Mills, scored a run and a hit for the Thunder. (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
Leadership is a quality that all coaches, at any level and in any sport, hope to get from a few key players each season. It’s an intangible that helps a team define the path to victory as well as deal with the agony of defeat.
Former Lafayette Commodore Cody Gray scored a run for the Golden Triangle Jets in their 9-7 win over the Dealers on Tuesday night at the New Albany Sportsplex. Another former area player, Water Valley’s Walt McCullough, collected a single, RBI and scored a run for the Dealers. Former LHS standout Luke McCullough played center field for the Dealers. (June 15, 2011, Page 9)
With a bull’s eye the size of the Magnolia State itself on their back, the defending Class 4A state champion Lafayette Commodores are getting a jump start on preparing for the 2011 season. (more…) (June 14, 2011, Page 6)
VIDEO BLOG: With the season over two months away the Lafayette Commodores have already started to hit the practice field. (more…) (June 13, 2011)
Former area players helped lead the North Delta Dealers and the Tippah County Tribe to wins in the Cotton States Baseball League on Sunday night in New Albany.
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