Baseball’s version of the Crosstown Classic took center stage Thursday night as Oxford hosted crosstown rival Lafayette at Edwin Moak Field where the Chargers came away the victor in a 2-1 win. Oxford (10-0) got a timely hit from pitcher Houston Roth in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring first baseman Jack McClure and giving the Chargers the walk-off win over the Commodores (5-4). (March 20, 2015, Page 2B)
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.
BLOG — A pair of big innings propelled West Lauderdale to a 9-4 win over Lafayette in the teams’ Class 4A playoff series Friday night at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (May 9, 2014)
Lafayette used a consistent offense and some strong pitching to get past Corinth in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Now the Commodores need their defense to help out. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)
BLOG — A pair of area prep baseball teams will either extend their season for another week or watch it come to an end Saturday night. (more…) (May 3, 2014)
Lafayette’s Region 2-4A opener came and went without the Commodores breaking much of a sweat. (March 26, 2014, Page 9)
Once Cody Greer got in a groove, Lafayette’s offense didn’t have much of a chance. (March 24, 2014, Page 3B)
After a sluggish first half, the Lafayette ninth-grade football team rebounded nicely to knock off Grenada 21-6 at William L. Buford Field. (September 5, 2012, Page 6)
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)
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)