The Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers advanced to the MACJC state baseball tournament thanks to two wins over Gulf Coast Monday. The Tigers are assisted by former Lafayette High head coach Richy Harrelson and Jake Mills, who played for the Commodores under Harrelson. (more…) (May 7, 2013, Page 8)
Former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills helped the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers earn a split with ICC Wednesday to earn a spot in the MACJC playoffs. (more…) (April 26, 2012, Page 7)
Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)
The standout senior has been considered one of the better middle infielders around for a while and his play for the Commodores, and his summer league team, garnered him an offer from NECC. Stanley turned that offer into a guarantee when he signed to play for coach Kent Farris and former Lafayette coach Richy Harrelson, who raved about Stanley’s overall ability. (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)
The Tupelo Thunder, led by former Lafayette High standout Josh Mills, defeated the Tippah County Tribe 6-3 on Thursday in New Albany. Mills stole four bases, scored two runs and was hit by a pitch in the win. (more…) (July 1, 2011, Page 9A)
Former Lafayette High standouts Matt and Kyle Webb collaborated with another former Commodore, Justin Smith, in a 5-3 win for the Tallahatchie Rascals over the Tupelo Thunder in Cotton States Baseball League action on Thursday night. Matt Webb and Kyle Webb each had a single in the win, with Matt Webb driving in a run. Smith had two hits and scored a run. Another former Commodore, Josh Mills, scored a run and a hit for the Thunder. (June 24, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette infielder Josh Mills and head coach Greg Lewis took part in Saturday’s Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star game played at Pearl’s Trustmark Park. Mills was a member of the North squad in the 4-5-6A game that the South won 12-11. Mills went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate and also recorded a stolen base. Lewis, who served as a co-head coach with Lewisburg’s Rusty Cagle, said Mills played third base during his time in the field and that the overall experience was a good one. Lewis added he liked being around the players that were headed to the next level to play college ball. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
A focused approach that started this past summer made Oxford High baseball player Zac Barber the most important player on the field for the Chargers this season.
For a team that had several good high school players on the roster but nobody that was headed to play at the Division I level next season, Barber was able to carry the Chargers to an unexpected 19-12 overall record and a spot in the Class 5A North Half title series. (more…) (June 2, 2011, Page 1B)
Successful seasons on the baseball diamond has led to more accolades for a pair of cousins. Lafayette’s Josh Mills and Water Valley’s Walt McCullough were named to Coaches All-State baseball teams on Tuesday.
Mills, who helped lead the Commodores to a 23-7 overall mark in 2011 and the second round of the Class 4A playoffs, was named to the first team in 4A, while McCullough, who helped lead the Blue Devils to an 18-11 mark and a third-round appearance in the 3A playoffs, was also named to the first team in 3A. (more…) (May 25, 2011, Page 6)
The Diamond Commodores’ stellar season may have come as a surprise to some, but anyone who watched Lafayette play this season won’t be surprised by the fact that senior Josh Mills will be playing at the next level.
Earlier this week, the standout Commodore infielder signed to play for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers. (May 18, 2011, Page 7)