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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Luke Gossett

Late call sends ‘Dores to 4A North Half finals

The Lafayette High baseball team seems to have a flair for the dramatic this postseason. They would not have it any other way. (May 8, 2015, Page 2B)

Coker’s HR wins Game 1 for ‘Dores

CLEVELAND — Once again, Lafayette was down to not only its final out but its final strike of the game this postseason, and once again, the Commodore offense snatched victory out of the jaws of defeat. Chase Coker hit a three-run home run in the seventh inning and Austin Arrington shut down Cleveland for a 7-5 win. The Commodores took Game 1 of the best-of-three quarterfinal series of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs Tuesday night at Cleveland High School. (May 6, 2015, Page 2B)

LHS downs Knights in extras to advance

After a heartbreaking loss 24 hours earlier the Lafayette High baseball team had to try and flush it out of their memory and prepare for the deciding Game 3 between them and the West Lauderdale Knights Friday night. Much like Game 2 the Commodores and Knights traded punches and for the second straight time in as many days it took extra baseball for the series to be decided. Once all the dust settled it was Lafayette that was able to eliminate the defending 4A state champions with a walk-off 8-7 win in eight innings at W.V. Brewer Field. (May 3, 2015, Page 1B, 3B)

Bishop’s gem give LHS series lead on Knights

In a game where scoring was hard to come by, Mack Bishop never let West Lauderdale come close. Lafayette’s junior southpaw hurled a two-hitter, and the Commodores came up with just enough offense to claim a 2-0 victory over the Knights at W.V. Brewer Field on Wednesday to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ MHSAA Class 4A second-round playoff series. Lafayette (21-5) will try to eliminate the defending state champion in Game 2 tonight at 7 at West Lauderdale. A third and decisive game would be played Friday at Lafayette if needed. (April 30, 2015, Page 6)

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)

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