An intensity not seen since the spring was the backdrop of Friday night’s game between Lafayette and Oxford in the NEMCAAB Tournament Oxford Regional Final. The Chargers defeated the Commodores 5-3 at Edwin Moak Field to earn the top seed from regional play in this week’s single-elimination portion of the tournament being played in New Albany.
For first-year Lafayette coach Patrick Robey, Friday’s title game was played with a noticeable difference compared to other summer league games. (June 25, 2012, Page 7)
Oxford and Lafayette jump started the round robin portion NEMCABB Tournament in a big way Thursday at Edwin Moak Field.
Lafayette defeated Oxford’s junior varsity squad 6-0 and then defeated South Pontotoc 11-1 in five innings.
Oxford’s varsity then up-ended South Pontotoc 10-0 to conclude Day 1 of the Oxford Regional. (June 22, 2012, Page 6A)
Lafayette won’t play a game that counts in the MHSAA standings for over eight months.
While that may be true, the Commodores aren’t taking the summer off.
A week is all the Lafayette Commodores were without a head baseball coach. In an effort to secure a coach to lead a young team that advanced to the MHSAA Class 4A North Half title series before the summer season started, Lafayette Athletics Director Anthony Hart hired Patrick Robey away from South Panola. (May 24, 2012, Page 6)