Lafayette and Oxford both won two games Monday at the NEMCABB Summer Championships being held at the New Albany Sportsplex. The Commodores bounced back from a 10-2 loss to the Chargers Friday night by defeating North Pontotoc 6-5 in the opener on the single-elimination tournament Monday. Lafayette then shut out Kossuth 5-0. (more…) (June 25, 2013, Page 9)
Oxford picked an ideal opponent to play its best baseball of the summer season. The Chargers defeated Lafayette 10-2 Friday night at Edwin Moak Field in a NEMCABB game that decided seeding for both teams in this week’s tournament finale. (more…) (June 24, 2013, Page 1B)
Former Lafayette High pitcher Reed Davis has finally found the right school and situation to play for at a place that is defined by its name. Tuesday, Davis agreed to a scholarship to play for Victory University, a small non-denominational Christian school based in mid-town Memphis. For Davis, who just spent two years at Northwest Mississippi Community College, the opportunity to play for the NAIA-based school just felt right.
Oxford’s Jason Barber didn’t play like a freshman this season on the diamond. After a standout career at the middle school level — one that showed Barber’s unfair talent level against competition his own age — the freshman was dominant in games against players who were often two and three years his senior. (more…) (June 13, 2013, Page 1B)
Lafayette will hold its annual baseball camp June 10-12 at W.V. Brewer Field from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp is for kids ages 6-13. Cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Campers can register the first morning of the camp. (May 16, 2013, Page 9)
The Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers advanced to the MACJC state baseball tournament thanks to two wins over Gulf Coast Monday. The Tigers are assisted by former Lafayette High head coach Richy Harrelson and Jake Mills, who played for the Commodores under Harrelson. (more…) (May 7, 2013, Page 8)