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Blake Witt

Pitching propels ‘Dores to double-dip success

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)

Johnson’s passion propels him to Player of the Year award

When the 2011 baseball season gets underway next spring, it won’t be surprising if Water Valley Blue Devils head coach Doug Robbins has to make two lineup cards at the season opener. While standout shortstop/pitcher Josh Johnson will be in Senatobia playing for the Northwest Mississippi Community College Rangers, having his name in the lineup won’t be easy thing for Robbins to erase.

Johnson has been a regular in the Blue Devils’ starting nine since he was in middle school and the impact he’s made in the program, starting with the 2006 season, has been huge. (June 23, 2010, Page 1B)

Stanley, Lafayette force Game 3 with close win on Saturday

Lafayette didn’t need any extra motivation to defeat Amory at home in the second game of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoff series between the two Saturday night. Facing a must-win situation after losing 5-3 to the Panthers on the road Friday, the Commodores responded with a 4-3 victory to even the series and set up tonight’s elimination game at Amory at 7. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)

Commodores ready for elimination game

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette’s Commodores made sure they got another bus trip to Amory by defeating the Panthers 4-3 Saturday night at W.V. Brewer Field. The win by LHS evened the best-of-three Class 4A second-round playoff series at 1-1 and set up the deciding Game 3 on Monday at Amory at 7 p.m. (more…) (May 9, 2010)

Strong pitching leads to series win for LHS

A confident group of Lafayette Commodores rolled their way into the second round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs with a 3-1 win over Cleveland Friday evening at W.V. Brewer Field. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)

LHS baseball advances past Cleveland

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — Lafayette’s baseball team advanced into the second round of the Class 4A playoffs Friday evening with a 3-1 win over Cleveland at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (May 1, 2010)

LHS completes turnaround with lopsided win over BHS

With the playoffs lurking around the corner, the Lafayette baseball team closed out its regular season with a bit of a momentum booster, defeating Byhalia 8-4 at W.V. Brewer Field on Thursday. (April 23, 2010, Page 6A)

Commodores clobber Lions

Friday’s doubleheader against Tunica-Rosa Fort proved to be a good transition series for the Lafayette Commodores baseball team.

Playing their first games without three starters who were dismissed from the team earlier in the week, the Commodores defeated the Lions 20-0 and 15-0 in two mercy-ruled games at W.V. Brewer Field. (April 19, 2010, Page 4B)

Three Commodores dismissed

A violation of team rules over the weekend has cost the Lafayette baseball team three starters for the remainder of the season.

Senior pitcher Matt Taylor, senior outfielder Denzel Goolsby and junior outfielder Ontario Phillips were dismissed from the team by coach Greg Lewis on Tuesday. (April 15, 2010, Page 6)

Extra prep baseball information

SPORTS EDITOR BLOG — There were a couple of games I had to pull out of my article involving Water Valley and Lafayette in today’s paper. So in the attempt to get that information in somewhere, I have included all the details here in the blog. (more…) (April 12, 2010)

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