It wasn’t that the Diamond ‘Dores racked up 12 runs in two victories on Wednesday that impressed Lafayette head coach Greg Lewis.
Sure, it was nice that the Commodores were able to hold on for a 5-3 victory over Hernando earlier in the day and then cruise to a 7-1 victory over Independence in the nightcap of the Lafayette extension of Oxford’s Spring Break Tournament. (more…) (March 17, 2011, Page 8)
The Water Valley baseball team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 6-5 win over Biggersville in the Oxford Spring Break Tournament on Wednesday. Drew Pratt earned the win for the Blue Devils on the mound, while Walt McCullough earned the save. J.D. Fondon had a home run in the victory, while Adam Langham and John Michael Grimmett each had two hits. One of Langham hits was a double. WVHS will be back in action today against DeSoto Central. (March 17, 2011, Page 8)
Led by senior pitcher Matt Tracy, the Rebels topped Jackson State 8-0 and in doing so, have allowed just one run over their last 36 innings. (March 16, 2011, Page 6)
When the Rebels (20-13 overall) tipoff against California (17-14) tonight at 8, it will be the first meeting between the two schools and the first meeting for the Rebels against a team from the Pac-10 since their last NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002. (more…) (March 16, 2011, Page 6)
Getting hits and scoring runs hasn’t been too much of a problem for the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball team so far this season. That was until Tuesday night when New Albany pitcher Tyler Beaty held WVHS to just three hits and two runs in a 5-2 victory at Oxford High’s Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (March 16, 2011, Page 7)
The 6-foot-1 Blue Devil committed to play for Hendrix College after a visit to the Conway, Ark., based school this past weekend. Dalton said he reached a financial agreement with the Division III private school that is regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation and has already been accepted. (March 16, 2011, Page 7)
Two points is all that separates Ole Miss senior Chris Warren from 2,000 in his illustrious playing career as a Rebel. The 5-foot-10 Warren, who was just named to the Associated Press’ All-Southeastern Conference first team Monday, should pass that elite scoring milestone Wednesday night when the Rebels take on California in the first round of the Men’s National Invitation Tournament.
Warren, who is averaging 19 points per game this season, just missed scoring 2,000 points in the Rebels’ loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament last Friday when he finished with 20 points. There are just 24 players who have ever scored more than 2,000 points in the SEC and only three others who have more than 2,000 points and 400 assists like Warren will be with one made field, or two free throws, against Cal.
The records are not lost on Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who said Monday as his team prepared to leave for Cal, that Warren will be remembered for his consistency more than anything else. (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
COLUMN: Sunday night’s announcement that the Ole Miss Rebels were indeed headed back to the National Invitation Tournament for the fourth time in the last five seasons didn’t catch me off guard. It didn’t catch anybody off guard who really follows the Rebels and knows anything about basketball. (more…) (March 15, 2011, Page 8)
Former Lafayette High baseball standout Hunter Mize had a great individual game in leading Blue Mountain to a 5-4 win over Bethel University this past Friday. The victory was the first TranSouth Atlantic Conference win for Blue Mountain, who just added baseball this past offseason. Mize drove in two of the five runs and picked up the save in relief. (March 15, 2011, Page 9)
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