Oxford ended the regular season on a high with two impressive wins over Tupelo and Amory. The Chargers enter their MHSAA Class 5A playoff series against Starkville coming off a 2-0 win over Tupelo Friday and a 6-3 win over Amory in eight innings on Saturday afternoon. The two wins improved the Chargers to 22-6 overall.
AMORY — The Lafayette Lady Commodores may have gotten a glimpse of their future Thursday night.
Leading the home Amory Lady Panthers onto the pitch was senior Addie Forbus, a future Ole Miss soccer player fresh off setting the state’s career goal mark (228) last week.
Meanwhile, LHS freshman Ally Houghton, a soft-spoken sniper in her own right, appears poised to pick up where Forbus leaves off and make her own mark on the Magnolia State. (more…) (January 25, 2013, Page 10A)
NEW ALBANY — Lafayette’s run through the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs this past spring seems to be reforming in the annual NEMCABB Championship Tournament. After going 2-1 in regional pool play last week at Oxford’s Edwin Moak Field, the Commodores are off to a 3-0 start in the single-elimination portion of the tournament. (more…) (June 27, 2012, Page 6)
NEW ALBANY — Oxford’s successful summer baseball season didn’t end the way coach Chris Baughman or his Chargers were hoping. After earning a first-round bye following a win in the final game of the Oxford Regional of the NEMCABB Tournament, the Chargers were eliminated Tuesday by Amory at BNA Park.
Oxford started its day on a high note with a 12-0 win over New Albany but shortly after lunch, the Chargers were packing up their gear until next spring due to a 4-2 loss to the Panthers. (June 27, 2012, Page 7)
It took a veteran pitching performance from senior Luke Stanley for a young Lafayette Commodores team to blank Amory 3-0 on Thursday.
The next day, Lafayette turned the ball over to right-hander Eli Murphree and the freshman responded.
Murphree allowed one run over six innings before turning the ball over to Stanley to close out the 2-1 victory at W.V. Brewer Field.
With the win, the Commodores (18-10 overall) advance to the quarterfinals of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs to face Region 2-4A foe New Albany. (April 30, 2012, Page 6)
BLOG: In a span of six outs, Lafayette and Amory scored all three of tonight’s runs.
As it turned out, the Commodores’ two runs in the third were all the home team needed to defeat Amory 2-1 at W.V. Brewer Field.
In doing so, Lafayette stamped its ticket to the third round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs by eliminating the Panthers. (more…) (April 28, 2012)
AMORY — Apparently the rumors were true.
Amory coach Chad Williams found out first hand why folks were calling Lafayette pitcher Luke Stanley a tough staff ace to face.
Thursday evening, Stanley struck out 10 in Lafayette’s 3-0 road win over the Amory Panthers in the second round of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. (April 27, 2012, Page 7A)
As Chris Baughman found out Monday, there’s nothing wrong with learning a thing or two on your birthday.
Due to poor weather over the weekend, a pair of four-inning jamboree games was rescheduled for Baughman’s birthday at Edwin Moak Field and the Chargers made the doubleheader a learning experience. (more…) (February 21, 2012, Page 8)