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Monday, April 27, 2015

Luke Gossett

LHS cruises to playoff sweep of Yazoo City

Lafayette’s offense was slow to get going. It didn’t matter much the way Eli Murphree and Mack Bishop were throwing. The Commodores’ top two pitchers dealt from the start as the offense worked to find its rhythm late, and Lafayette swept Yazoo City out of the Class 4A playoffs Tuesday at W.V. Brewer Field. Lafayette won the first game of a doubleheader, 11-1, in five innings before taking the nightcap, 8-1. (April 24, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Lafayette rallies past Warriors to stay atop division

Hunter Bishop only had one thought on his mind. “Run as fast as you can,” Bishop said afterward. “Just run.” Bishop scored the game-winning run in Lafayette’s 6-5 win over Senatobia in extra innings Friday at W.V. Brewer Field, capping a rally from five runs down and helping the Commodores stay ahead in the race for the Division 2-4A championship. (April 12, 2015, Page 3B)

‘Dores split doubleheader with South Panola

With weather wreaking havoc in the early part of the high school baseball season, Lafayette was able to finally sneak a couple games in as the Commodores hosted South Panola in a doubleheaderWednesday at W.V. Brewer Field. The teams split the pair of games with South Panola winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and Lafayette taking the nightcap 15-7 in an offensive explosion. (March 12, 2015, Page 6)

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Depth, versatility lead ‘Dores into new campaign

Twenty wins. A division championship. A deep postseason run.

Those accomplishments made the Lafayette High baseball team’s 2014 season a success, but the Commodores’ ultimate goal of an MHSAA Class 4A state title was cut short when they were bounced from the playoffs by eventual champion West Lauderdale.

(more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 2B)

LMS can’t top Marshall Academy

An improved effort wasn’t enough to lift the Lafayette Middle School baseball team to wins over Marshall Academy. Marshall defeated the Commodores, 9-5, 6-3, in a doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field Thursday evening. (March 1, 2013, Page 7A)

LMS eliminated from playoffs by Marshall Academy

The Lafayette Middle School Commodores wrapped up their baseball season Monday with a 4-3 loss to Marshall Academy in the first round of the Tri-Lakes Conference playoffs at Oxford High’s Edwin Moak Field.

The Patriots scored three runs in the first on an error and two wild pitches, and while Lafayette (2-8-1 overall) chipped away at Marshall Academy’s lead, it was never able to recover. (April 10, 2012, Page 9)

OMS secures playoff seeding, sweeps LMS

Monday’s middle school version of the Crosstown Classic had more on the line than just rivalry pride.

When Lafayette and Oxford met on the baseball diamond at Edwin Moak Field, both the Chargers and Commodores had a more immediate reward in mind — playoff seeding.

After claiming both games Monday 4-0 and 6-2, the Chargers secured the top spot in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect league record. (April 3, 2012, Page 9)

Lafayette loses two to Grenada

Two middle school baseball games didn’t end up going in favor of the Lafayette Commodores on Monday night. LMS lost 9-4 and 7-4 in a Tri-Lakes Conference doubleheader played in Grenada. Luke Gossett paced the offense in both games. He was 1-for-2 with three RBIs in the first contest and 1-for-2 with two RBIs in the second game. Mack Bishop recorded three strikeouts in the first contest, while Chipper Nix came on relief and pitched well in the second game. He finished with four strikeouts overall. Lafayette (0-3-1) will return to action Thursday at home against Water Valley at 5 p.m. (March 20, 2012, Page 6)

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