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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Eli Murphree

Lafayette rallies past Warriors to stay atop division

Hunter Bishop only had one thought on his mind. “Run as fast as you can,” Bishop said afterward. “Just run.” Bishop scored the game-winning run in Lafayette’s 6-5 win over Senatobia in extra innings Friday at W.V. Brewer Field, capping a rally from five runs down and helping the Commodores stay ahead in the race for the Division 2-4A championship. (April 12, 2015, Page 3B)

LHS cruises past Lions for pair of division wins

The Lafayette High baseball team knew it wasn’t going to get much of a challenge Tuesday night. Lafayette coach Patrick Robey was just happy to see his team take care of business. The Commodores stayed unbeaten in their division by sweeping Tunica-Rosa Fort in a doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field. Neither game lasted more than four innings as Lafayette cruised to a 15-0 victory in the first game and took the nightcap 14-2 to improve to 4-0 in Division 2-4A play. (March 25, 2015, Page 6)

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)

Spotlight: Jones’ game changes, evolves for Commodores

This season has been a little different for Quin Jones. In more ways than one. Lafayette’s junior linebacker can still usually be found somewhere near the ball shortly after it’s snapped, he’s just arriving from a different spot on the field. Jones made a living last season feasting on ball carriers as the Commodores’ middle linebacker, finishing with a team-high 162 tackles. Things have changed. (October 22, 2014, Page 1B)

Knights sweep ‘Dores out of playoffs

Lafayette’s season came to a bitter end Saturday night in the Class 4A playoffs. The Commodores went back and forth with West Lauderdale in Game 2 of the teams’ best-of-three series after the Knights were convincing in their 9-4 victory in the opener Friday night in Oxford. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)

BLOG: Knights sweep Lafayette out of playoffs

BLOG — Lafayette’s baseball season came to an end Saturday night with a 5-4 loss at West Lauderdale. (more…) (May 11, 2014)

BLOG: Lafayette drops Game 1 to West Lauderdale

BLOG — A pair of big innings propelled West Lauderdale to a 9-4 win over Lafayette in the teams’ Class 4A playoff series Friday night at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (May 9, 2014)

‘Dores aiming for complete game against West Lauderdale

Lafayette used a consistent offense and some strong pitching to get past Corinth in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Now the Commodores need their defense to help out. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)

Offense leads ‘Dores past Corinth, into next round

While the first two games between the Lafayette Commodores and the Corinth Warriors came down to the final out and then some, the decisive third game didn’t offer much suspense with the Commodores defeating the Warriors 10-2 at W.V. Brewer Field Saturday night to take the series and advance to the North Half semifinals of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (May 5, 2014, Page 8)

BLOG: Area baseball teams face elimination games

BLOG — A pair of area prep baseball teams will either extend their season for another week or watch it come to an end Saturday night. (more…) (May 3, 2014)

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