Lafayette’s run through the Class 4A playoffs that ultimately led to a spot in the North Half title series was made possible through a total team effort. That much was evident by the way the Commodores played through the last half of the season. But as unified as the team was, the player that got them to that point and really made the team believe that good things were going to happen was senior pitcher/infielder Luke Stanley. (more…) (June 6, 2012, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s first set of spring practices following a big turnover in personnel and in the coaching ranks turned out to be a success, according to first-year head coach Eric Robertson. (May 24, 2012, Page 7)
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)
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)
They have no power, some said.
A night after defeating New Albany 12-3 to win their 12th straight contest, the Commodores lost 7-5 to the Bulldogs on Saturday at W.V. Brewer Field, their first setback since March 31. (more…) (May 7, 2012, Page 8)
Lafayette punctuated the end of the regular season with an 8-6 victory over North Pontotoc under its belt. The win Wednesday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t always a thing of beauty, but the Commodores did what they had to do when it counted to garner their seventh straight victory. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
Lafayette’s Eli Murphree picked a great time to find his curveball. Murphree’s best outing on the mound of the year not only ended a three-game losing streak, but Monday night’s 3-1 win over Senatobia also gave the Commodores some much needed momentum heading into the stretch run of the Division 2-4A schedule.
Murphree went the distance on the mound for the Commodores (7-10 overall, 2-3 in 2-4A) and limited the Warriors to five hits thanks in large part to the way he threw his curveball compared to the other times he has pitched. (April 3, 2012, Page 8)