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LHS completes run through NEMCABB

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette’s bats continued to be as hot as tar under the Mississippi sun Wednesday.

The Commodores concluded their tear through the NEMCABB Championship Tournament by knocking off North Pontotoc 13-3 in the title game at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (June 28, 2012, Page 6)

OHS, LHS teams clobber Cougars

Oxford and Lafayette jump started the round robin portion NEMCABB Tournament in a big way Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.

Lafayette defeated Oxford’s junior varsity squad 6-0 and then defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 in five innings.

Oxford’s varsity then up-ended South Pontotoc 10-0 to conclude Day 1 of the Oxford Regional. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)

Summer ball has added importance

Lafayette won’t play a game that counts in the MHSAA standings for over eight months.

While that may be true, the Commodores aren’t taking the summer off.

Just the opposite, actually. (more…) (June 20, 2012, Page 7)

Players react to news Lewis is stepping down

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)

Pats frustrate ‘Dores, take Game 1

OLIVE BRANCH — The Commodores didn’t exactly look like themselves Thursday.

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)

‘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 blank Yazoo Co. in sweep

Virtually nothing is easy about the game of baseball. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 3B)

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)

Patriots rally to top Commodores

Tuesday evening’s loss was a difficult one to swallow for the Lafayette Commodores.

Despite leading for the majority of the game, Lafayette allowed Marshall Academy to rally in the sixth inning and eventually claim a 5-3 victory on Day 2 of the Oxford Spring Break Tournament at Edwin Moak Field.

The Commodores won their first game of the day 2-1 in eight innings over Horn Lake. (March 14, 2012, Page 6)

Chargers stay tough, take Classic

Oxford baseball coach Chris Baughman held a meeting with his team Wednesday about facing adversity and staying mentally tough.

It didn’t take long for the meeting to be put to the test, as the Chargers had to respond to an early deficit in order to defeat Lafayette 6-5 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in the Crosstown Classic. (more…) (March 12, 2012, Page 3B)

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