BATESVILLE — The heat coming off the artificial turf at South Panola had the Tigers and Lafayette Commodores working up a sweat during Monday morning’s 7-on-7 workout. The necessary conditioning, against the state’s best football program in the heat, has been a good thing for the Commodores as coach Eric Robertson looks to find new players to fill roles in 2013.
Oxford picked an ideal opponent to play its best baseball of the summer season. The Chargers defeated Lafayette 10-2 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in a NEMCABB game that decided seeding for both teams in this week’s tournament finale. (more…) (June 24, 2013, Page 1B)
Oxford’s Jason Barber didn’t play like a freshman this season on the diamond. After a standout career at the middle school level — one that showed Barber’s unfair talent level against competition his own age — the freshman was dominant in games against players who were often two and three years his senior. (more…) (June 13, 2013, Page 1B)
IUKA — Doing all the little things right, like putting down a squeeze bunt, playing great defense and not making critical mistakes like coach Patrick Robey stressed to his Commodores paid off for them Thursday night. Lafayette won the first game of its MHSAA Class 4A baseball playoff series opener against Tishomingo County 5-3 thanks in large part to the way it handled things late. (more…) (April 26, 2013, Page 9A)
Last season a young Lafayette Commodore baseball team made some noise in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs by advancing to the North Half title series. This year the Commodores are back to see if they can make it all the way to Pearl to compete in the state championship series. (more…) (April 24, 2013, Page 8)
Lafayette’s 5-4 loss to North Pontotc at W.V. Brewer Field boiled down to not producing enough offense during the course of the game. While the Commodores scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh, and had two runners in scoring position with the chance to win the game, not scoring runs in the first six frames came back to haunt them. (more…) (April 16, 2013, Page 8)
It’s hard to imagine Lafayette could have opened its Division 2-4A schedule any better than it did Tuesday night at W.V. Brewer Field.
While the rest of the town slept Thursday night, Oxford and Lafayette concluded the annual spring break tournament at Edwin Moak Field by playing into the early hours. (more…) (March 15, 2013, Page 6A)