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.
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)
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)
Tuesday night went about about as well as it could have for D.K. Buford and the rest of Lafayette’s seniors.
Buford, along with six teammates, were recognized on Senior Night at W.V. Brewer Field before the Commodores played their regular-season finale against Ripley, and the good vibes continued once the game started as Lafayette rolled to an 11-1 win in five innings that clinched the Region 2-4A title and the region’s top playoff seed. (April 23, 2014, Page 8)
A balanced offensive performance and a gutty pitching performance turned out to be the perfect recipe for the Lafayette Commodores in their home matchup with New Albany Tuesday night. (April 9, 2014, Page 2B)