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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Devon Thomas

LHS coach Robey leaving Commodores for Madison Central

 Patrick Robey wasn’t looking to leave. But the opportunity for he and his family was too good to pass up. Lafayette High is looking for a new baseball coach after Robey accepted the same position at Madison Central early Tuesday. The hire was first reported by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and Robey confirmed the move with the EAGLE by phone Tuesday afternoon. (May 27, 2015, Page 6)

Injuries, lack of QB, make for unique spring for LHS

It has been a patchwork spring for the Lafayette High football team. With the baseball team making a deep run into the postseason, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson has been without key personnel during spring drills. That has not stopped the Commodores from getting productive reps out of the players he does have available. The injury also made an appearing in the Commodore locker room as several players suffered severe injuries, including the defensive line. (May 14, 2015, Page 7)

Late error dooms Commodores in Game 1

HOUSTON — It had been a clean game for the Lafayette High baseball team until its first error of the night cost the Commodores Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A North Half championship series. Houston defeated the Commodores, 2-1, in eight innings when Ryan Holland made an errant throw to second base allowing the Hilltoppers to score and take a 1-0 lead in the series. (May 13, 2015, Page 7)

LHS downs Knights in extras to advance

After a heartbreaking loss 24 hours earlier the Lafayette High baseball team had to try and flush it out of their memory and prepare for the deciding Game 3 between them and the West Lauderdale Knights Friday night. Much like Game 2 the Commodores and Knights traded punches and for the second straight time in as many days it took extra baseball for the series to be decided. Once all the dust settled it was Lafayette that was able to eliminate the defending 4A state champions with a walk-off 8-7 win in eight innings at W.V. Brewer Field. (May 3, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Bishop’s gem give LHS series lead on Knights

In a game where scoring was hard to come by, Mack Bishop never let West Lauderdale come close. Lafayette’s junior southpaw hurled a two-hitter, and the Commodores came up with just enough offense to claim a 2-0 victory over the Knights at W.V. Brewer Field on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ MHSAA Class 4A second-round playoff series. Lafayette (21-5) will try to eliminate the defending state champion in Game 2 tonight at 7 at West Lauderdale. A third and decisive game would be played Friday at Lafayette if needed. (April 30, 2015, Page 6)

LHS cruises to playoff sweep of Yazoo City

Lafayette’s offense was slow to get going. It didn’t matter much the way Eli Murphree and Mack Bishop were throwing. The Commodores’ top two pitchers dealt from the start as the offense worked to find its rhythm late, and Lafayette swept Yazoo City out of the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday at W.V. Brewer Field. Lafayette won the first game of a doubleheader, 11-1, in five innings before taking the nightcap, 8-1. (April 24, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

‘Dores win 2-4A title with walk-off against Ripley

The Lafayette High baseball team has extra-inning games just about figured out. After beating Senatobia in eight innings Friday, the Commodores took it a little further Tuesday night at W.V. Brewer Field.  The Commodores defeated the Ripley Tigers, 5-4, to cap off Senior Night with a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning when senior Hunter Bishop hit an RBI single, bringing pinch-runner Xavier Martin home from second. (April 15, 2015, Page 1B)

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Depth, versatility lead ‘Dores into new campaign

Twenty wins. A division championship. A deep postseason run.

Those accomplishments made the Lafayette High baseball team’s 2014 season a success, but the Commodores’ ultimate goal of an MHSAA Class 4A state title was cut short when they were bounced from the playoffs by eventual champion West Lauderdale.

(more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 2B)

Commodores’ season comes to an end in 14-6 loss to Cleveland

It was a game of missed opportunities for Lafayette as its season came to a screeching halt in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Friday night. Facing a one-possession deficit for most of the second half, the Commodores (8-5) forced three Cleveland turnovers, two of those inside the Wildcats’ own territory. But those turnovers led to zero points for Lafayette as Cleveland (12-1) clung to its lead and ultimately advanced with a 14-6 victory at William L. Buford Stadium. (November 16, 2014, Page 1B, 3B)

BLOG: ‘Dores rout Houston in playoff opener

BLOG — Lafayette rushed for 386 yards, kept Houston’s offense from doing much of anything and cruised into the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs with a 41-16 victory over the Hilltoppers on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2014)

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