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‘Dores win 2-4A title with walk-off against Ripley

The Lafayette High baseball team has extra-inning games just about figured out. After beating Senatobia in eight innings Friday, the Commodores took it a little further Tuesday night at W.V. Brewer Field.  The Commodores defeated the Ripley Tigers, 5-4, to cap off Senior Night with a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning when senior Hunter Bishop hit an RBI single, bringing pinch-runner Xavier Martin home from second. (April 15, 2015, Page 1B)

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)

Lafayette’s Holland inks with SWMCC

Lafayette senior Ryan Holland is beginning his final baseball season as a Commodore, but his career will not end in May as he signed with Southwest Mississippi Community College on Monday morning at the LHS library. (March 3, 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)

BLOG: ‘Dores rout Houston in playoff opener

BLOG — Lafayette rushed for 386 yards, kept Houston’s offense from doing much of anything and cruised into the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs with a 41-16 victory over the Hilltoppers on Friday night at William L. Buford Stadium. (more…) (November 7, 2014)

BLOG: Commodores dominate Senatobia 27-0, win Region 2-4A title

For the Lafayette Commodores it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. They are finishing strong and in front of the home crowd on Senior Night the Commodores shutout the Senatobia Warriors 27-0 clinching their first Region 2-Class 4A title since the 2011 season, the last time they won the state championship.  (more…) (October 24, 2014)

LHS, Price pound New Albany on the ground

NEW ALBANY — Lafayette coach Eric Robertson said his team may have been looking ahead. Tyrell Price admitted it was difficult not to. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Commodores remained unbeaten in Region 2-4A play with a 31-21 victory at New Albany on Friday night. The win moved the Commodores (5-4 overall, 3-0 region) one victory away from clinching the region title with Senatobia up this week. (October 19, 2014, Page 4B)

BLOG: Commodores down New Albany, 31-21

NEW ALBANY — Tyrell Price ran for 231 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries, and Lafayette stayed perfect in region play with a 31-21 victory at New Albany on Friday night. (more…) (October 17, 2014)

Late interceptions seal wini for Commodores

After a feverish late rally by Tunica-Rosa Fort was thwarted, Lafayette coach Eric Robertson told his players they showed the resolve of champions in their 20-14 victory. (October 12, 2014, Page 5B)

Oxford, Lafayette set for latest rivalry tussle

Friendships have been put on hold this week. It’s time for the Crosstown Classic, which means loyalty to school and team is reigning supreme. Oxford and Lafayette will renew their annual rivalry on the football field Friday night. Kickoff from Bobby Holcomb Field is set for 7 p.m. (September 11, 2014, Page 8)

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