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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jake McPhail

‘Dores’ postseason run ends with loss to Houston

The postseason magic ran out for the Lafayette High baseball team.  With the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, there was not another dramatic comeback for the Commodores. Lafayette dropped Game 2 of the MHSAA Class 4A North Half championship series, 5-1, to Houston at W.V. Brewer Field Thursday night. (May 15, 2015, Page 6A)

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)

‘Dores win 2-4A title with walk-off against Ripley

The Lafayette High baseball team has extra-inning games just about figured out. After beating Senatobia in eight innings Friday, the Commodores took it a little further Tuesday night at W.V. Brewer Field.  The Commodores defeated the Ripley Tigers, 5-4, to cap off Senior Night with a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning when senior Hunter Bishop hit an RBI single, bringing pinch-runner Xavier Martin home from second. (April 15, 2015, Page 1B)

‘Dores split doubleheader with South Panola

With weather wreaking havoc in the early part of the high school baseball season, Lafayette was able to finally sneak a couple games in as the Commodores hosted South Panola in a doubleheaderWednesday at W.V. Brewer Field. The teams split the pair of games with South Panola winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and Lafayette taking the nightcap 15-7 in an offensive explosion. (March 12, 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)

LHS trio signs baseball scholarships

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)

ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Houston Roth steps up game, earns POY award

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)

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)

‘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)

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