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Eli Murphree

LHS completes run through NEMCABB

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette’s bats continued to be as hot as tar under the Mississippi sun Wednesday.

The Commodores concluded their tear through the NEMCABB Championship Tournament by knocking off North Pontotoc 13-3 in the title game at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (June 28, 2012, Page 6)

Players react to news Lewis is stepping down

The news that Greg Lewis is planning to step down as head baseball coach to pursue an administrative position at the high school caught most everyone off guard, including his players. (May 18, 2012, Page 7A)

Patriots end Lafayette’s magical run

Lafayette’s improbable run through the MHSAA Class 4A baseball playoffs came to a close Friday.

In front of a capacity crowd at W.V. Brewer Field, the Commodores seemed to set the tone of the North Half game by plating three runs in the first. (more…) (May 14, 2012, Page 3B)

Pats frustrate ‘Dores, take Game 1

OLIVE BRANCH — The Commodores didn’t exactly look like themselves Thursday.

After jumping out to an early lead at Lewisburg in Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A North Half series, the Commodores struggled to maintain their early success and the Patriots took advantage. (more…) (May 11, 2012, Page 6A)

Commodores ready for familiar foe, again

The Lafayette Commodores eliminated one familiar foe only to advance to face another.

After eliminating New Albany in the quarterfinals Monday, the Commodores must now turn right around and begin the best-of-three Class 4A North Half series tonight against Region 2-4A rival Lewisburg. (more…) (May 10, 2012, Page 7)

‘Dores turn doubters into believers

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette had plenty of doubters when the Class 4A postseason began.

They have no power, some said.

How is their defense going to respond against playoff competition, others asked. (more…) (May 8, 2012, Page 6)

‘Dores pitch their way into 4A quarters

It took a veteran pitching performance from senior Luke Stanley for a young Lafayette Commodores team to blank Amory 3-0 on Thursday.

The next day, Lafayette turned the ball over to right-hander Eli Murphree and the freshman responded.

Murphree allowed one run over six innings before turning the ball over to Stanley to close out the 2-1 victory at W.V. Brewer Field.
With the win, the Commodores (18-10 overall) advance to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs to face Region 2-4A foe New Albany. (April 30, 2012, Page 6)

Lafayette advances to third round with 2-1 win

BLOG: In a span of six outs, Lafayette and Amory scored all three of tonight’s runs.

As it turned out, the Commodores’ two runs in the third were all the home team needed to defeat Amory 2-1 at W.V. Brewer Field.

In doing so, Lafayette stamped its ticket to the third round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs by eliminating the Panthers. (more…) (April 28, 2012)

‘Dores blank Yazoo Co. in sweep

Virtually nothing is easy about the game of baseball. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 3B)

‘Dores claim spot in 4A baseball playoffs

A 7-0 shutout of North Pontotoc Monday night advanced the Lafayette Commodores to a spot in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs. (more…) (April 17, 2012, Page 7)

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