There are many factors that come into play when high school athletes are weighing their options of where to continue their playing careers after graduation. For three Lafayette High baseball players, it came down to one thing — comfort. Seniors Jake McPhail, Hunter Bishop and Chase Coker signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level Tuesday morning at the LHS Library. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)
A former Major Leaguer will soon embark on a tour of his home state in order to teach youngsters the fundamentals of baseball.
One of the stops will be Oxford.
Former Tigers and Nationals outfielder Nook Logan will bring his Catch, Throw, Hit and Run School of Baseball to Lafayette High School at the end of the month. Logan, a native of Natchez, will start his tour with a camp in his hometown on Saturday and hit Brookhaven, Brandon and McComb before making the tour’s fifth stop with a three-day clinic at LHS July 29-31. (July 10, 2014, Page 6)
Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)
Lafayette’s season came to a bitter end Saturday night in the Class 4A playoffs. The Commodores went back and forth with West Lauderdale in Game 2 of the teams’ best-of-three series after the Knights were convincing in their 9-4 victory in the opener Friday night in Oxford. (May 12, 2014, Page 8)
BLOG — Lafayette’s baseball season came to an end Saturday night with a 5-4 loss at West Lauderdale. (more…) (May 11, 2014)
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)
T.J. Hollis and Josh Keel are teammates on the Lafayette High baseball team. Next season they will remain teammates as the two seniors signed with Jones County Junior College on Monday. (May 6, 2014, Page 6)
While the first two games between the Lafayette Commodores and the Corinth Warriors came down to the final out and then some, the decisive third game didn’t offer much suspense with the Commodores defeating the Warriors 10-2 at W.V. Brewer Field Saturday night to take the series and advance to the North Half semifinals of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (May 5, 2014, Page 8)
Lafayette coach Patrick Robey expected a heavyweight fight as his Commodores took on the Corinth Warriors in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs Thursday night. (May 2, 2014, Page 6A)