ECRU — Even on a night where some said he didn’t have his best stuff and was pitching on short rest, North Pontotoc left-hander Kyle Robbins was able to do what he wanted against the Lafayette Commodores in Monday’s elimination game. (May 3, 2011, Page 6)
Provoking a team with as much fight and talent as the Lafayette Commodores have before a critical baseball game isn’t the most advisable thing for a team to do.
One night after North Pontotoc defeated LHS 6-5 in the first game of the MHSAA Class 4A playoff second-round series, the Commodores paid the Vikings back in the form of a 5-2 win at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday night. The third, and decisive game, of the series will be played tonight, weather permitting.
LHS (23-6 overall) was already motivated to win the second game after losing two leads in the opener, but the Vikings (21-5) only made those emotions worse prior to the contest when they gathered in center field to show how little they thought of Lafayette’s baseball tradition. (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)
BLOG: Lafayette’s early momentum was unable to sustain the Commdores enough to prevent a late-inning rally from the North Pontotoc Vikings in the first game of the best-of-three MHSAA Class 4A playoff series on Friday night in Ecru. (more…) (April 30, 2011)
KOSCIUSKO — A dive, a drive and an outstanding individual effort on the mound proved to be the winning formula for the Lafayette Commodores to earn a 2-1 win over Kosciusko in the decisive game of a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series on Saturday.
LHS (22-5 overall) was able to advance to a second round matchup with North Pontotoc by holding off the Whippets when it mattered most. After LHS opened the series with an 11-3 win at home on Friday night, Kosciusko defeated the Commodores 9-4 in the second game to force the winner-take-all third game.
(more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 1B)
COLUMN: A smile had to have broken across Richy Harrelson’s face when he heard the news that the Lafayette Commodores defeated the Kosciusko Whippets 2-1 in the decisive game of a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series on Saturday. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 2B)
BLOG: Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Lafayette Commodores took game one of their best-of-three series with Kosciukso on Friday night. (more…) (April 23, 2011)
Lafayette’s goal to reach Jackson and play in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state tournament begins tonight with a first-round, best-of-three series against Kosciusko at W.V. Brewer Field. First pitch is set for 7 tonight for the Commodores (20-4) and the Whippets (13-12), who finished as the No. 3 seed out of Division 4. (April 22, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette senior pitcher Cody Grey punctuated his standout season with a shutout over Byhalia on Tuesday night.
Grey improved to 7-0 on the year as the Commodores rolled past the Indians, 12-0 in five innings, at W.V. Brewer Field. Grey logged three innings of work and finished with four strikeouts and no hits. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
The Commodores scored early and often in their 18-1 win over Byhalia on Monday night. In the second to last region game of the year, LHS (19-4 overall, 8-1 in region play) scored six runs in the top of the first inning, eight in the second and four in the fourth. LHS had 14 hits as a team, while Byhalia committed five errors. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 3B)
Lafayette’s potent lineup led the Commodores to two one-sided wins over Center Hill and New Albany over the weekend. The Commodores defeated Center Hill 13-2 on Friday night to remain perfect (6-0) in Region 2-4A play, while the ‘Dores smacked around the Bulldogs for the second time this year in a 14-9 win at New Albany. (more…) (April 11, 2011, Page 4B)