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Thursday, May 28, 2015

John Murphree

LHS coach Robey leaving Commodores for Madison Central

 Patrick Robey wasn’t looking to leave. But the opportunity for he and his family was too good to pass up. Lafayette High is looking for a new baseball coach after Robey accepted the same position at Madison Central early Tuesday. The hire was first reported by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and Robey confirmed the move with the EAGLE by phone Tuesday afternoon. (May 27, 2015, Page 6)

‘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)

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)

Late error dooms Commodores in Game 1

HOUSTON — It had been a clean game for the Lafayette High baseball team until its first error of the night cost the Commodores Game 1 of the MHSAA Class 4A North Half championship series. Houston defeated the Commodores, 2-1, in eight innings when Ryan Holland made an errant throw to second base allowing the Hilltoppers to score and take a 1-0 lead in the series. (May 13, 2015, Page 7)

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)

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)

Bishop’s gem give LHS series lead on Knights

In a game where scoring was hard to come by, Mack Bishop never let West Lauderdale come close. Lafayette’s junior southpaw hurled a two-hitter, and the Commodores came up with just enough offense to claim a 2-0 victory over the Knights at W.V. Brewer Field on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ MHSAA Class 4A second-round playoff series. Lafayette (21-5) will try to eliminate the defending state champion in Game 2 tonight at 7 at West Lauderdale. A third and decisive game would be played Friday at Lafayette if needed. (April 30, 2015, Page 6)

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)

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)

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