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Eli Murphree

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)

Wins move ‘Dores closer to spot in 4A playoffs

The Lafayette High School baseball team moved one step closer to locking up a playoff spot with a pair of wins against Rosa Fort on Tuesday evening. The Commodores (10-10 overall, 5-3 Region 2-4A) knocked off the Lions 15-0 and 12-0 in two run-ruled shortened games at W.V. Brewer Field. (April 11, 2012, Page 9)

Lewisburg blanks Lafayette

A trio of pitchers lifted the Lewisburg Patriots to a 9-0 win over Lafayette on Tuesday. (more…) (March 28, 2012, Page 7)

Murphree, Stanley ‘lift up’ LHS in win

It took 13 games for the Lafayette High School baseball team to record its first home run of the 2012 season, proving the old adage of good things come to those who wait.

John Murphree broke a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning when he belted an offering from New Albany pitcher Ben Foster over the left field fence for a two-run home run to put the ‘Dores ahead 4-2 in what would turn out to be a 7-2 win over the Division 2-4A rival Bulldogs at W.V. Brewer Field on Friday night. (more…) (March 26, 2012, Page 7)

New Albany tops ‘Dores in 2-4A opener

An eight-run third inning by New Albany proved to be too much for the Lafayette Commodores to overcome Tuesday night. (more…) (March 21, 2012, Page 6)

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