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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Eli Murphree

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)

‘Dores want different result this time in 4A North Half

Four years ago, the Lafayette High baseball team competed in the MHSAA Class 4A North Half championship series against Lewisburg. The Commodores were swept by the Patriots and ousted from the playoffs. (May 11, 2015, Page 6)

Late call sends ‘Dores to 4A North Half finals

The Lafayette High baseball team seems to have a flair for the dramatic this postseason. They would not have it any other way. (May 8, 2015, Page 2B)

Coker’s HR wins Game 1 for ‘Dores

CLEVELAND — Once again, Lafayette was down to not only its final out but its final strike of the game this postseason, and once again, the Commodore offense snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat. Chase Coker hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning and Austin Arrington shut down Cleveland for a 7-5 win. The Commodores took Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinal series of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at Cleveland High School. (May 6, 2015, Page 2B)

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)

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)

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)

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