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.
There are many factors that come into play when high school athletes are weighing their options of where to continue their playing careers after graduation. For three Lafayette High baseball players, it came down to one thing — comfort. Seniors Jake McPhail, Hunter Bishop and Chase Coker signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level Tuesday morning at the LHS Library. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)
Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)
BLOG — Lafayette’s baseball season came to an end Saturday night with a 5-4 loss at West Lauderdale. (more…) (May 11, 2014)
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)
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)
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)
Lafayette coach Patrick Robey expected a heavyweight fight as his Commodores took on the Corinth Warriors in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Thursday night. (May 2, 2014, Page 6A)
Tuesday night went about about as well as it could have for D.K. Buford and the rest of Lafayette’s seniors.
Buford, along with six teammates, were recognized on Senior Night at W.V. Brewer Field before the Commodores played their regular-season finale against Ripley, and the good vibes continued once the game started as Lafayette rolled to an 11-1 win in five innings that clinched the Region 2-4A title and the region’s top playoff seed. (April 23, 2014, Page 8)
A balanced offensive performance and a gutty pitching performance turned out to be the perfect recipe for the Lafayette Commodores in their home matchup with New Albany Tuesday night. (April 9, 2014, Page 2B)