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John Murphree

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)

LHS knocks off Olive Branch

The Lafayette baseball team earned a big 10-7 victory at Olive Branch Tuesday. (more…) (March 7, 2012, Page 7)

9th grade blanks NAHS

The Lafayette ninth-grade football team ended its season with a 14-0 win over New Albany on Monday. John Murphree scored on a 12-yard run, while brother Eli Murphree added a 2-point conversion to give Lafayette an 8-0 lead at the half. Hunter Bishop scored on an 80-yard touchdown reception in the second half off a throw from Eli Murphree. Landon Busby and Eli Murphree both had interceptions. Lafayette ended the year with a 6-2 overall record. (October 18, 2011, Page 8)

Lafayette 9th grade football pounds Grenada

Led by John Murphree and Eli Murphree, the Lafayette 9th-grade football team had  its way with Grenada in a 54-8 win at William L. Buford Stadium. John Murphree led the scoring effort with three touchdown runs as well as two 2-point scoring runs. (more…) (September 7, 2011, Page 6)

LHS seeing improvement; OHS adapting to new bats

Thursday’s crosstown doubleheader between Oxford and Lafayette’s baseball teams provided plenty of positives and learning experiences for the two squads involved.

For coach Greg Lewis, whose Commodores won Game 1 4-3 before dropping the nightcap 11-8, he was glad to see improved defense from his infielders. (more…) (June 10, 2011, Page 9A)

‘Dores sweep Marshall Academy in baseball

Lafayette middle school earned a baseball sweep over Marshall Academy on Thursday. The Commodores won 3-1 and 7-1 to remain in second place in the Tri Lakes Conference standings. Eli Murphree pitched the first game of the doubleheader and finished with six strikeouts against just two hits allowed. Austin Arrington had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Eli Murphree had a hit and an RBI, John Murphree had a hit, while Ryan Holland drove in a run. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 8A)

LMS-OMS split doubleheader Monday

Neither the Lafayette Commodores nor Oxford Chargers Middle School baseball squads were able to get the better of the other in back-to-back games at Edwin Moak Field as the crosstown rivals split Monday’s doubleheader. (more…) (March 8, 2011, Page 8)

Lafayette pounds South Panola in baseball action

Lafayette’s middle school baseball team earned two lopsided 14-0 wins over South Panola Thursday. Both wins were no-hitters for the Commodores, who had four pitchers combine to strike out 19 batters.

(more…) (March 4, 2011, Page 8A)

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