COLUMN: A smile had to have broken across Richy Harrelson’s face when he heard the news that the Lafayette Commodores defeated the Kosciusko Whippets 2-1 in the decisive game of a best-of-three Class 4A playoff series on Saturday. (more…) (April 25, 2011, Page 2B)
Lafayette’s goal to reach Jackson and play in the MHSAA’s Class 4A state tournament begins tonight with a first-round, best-of-three series against Kosciusko at W.V. Brewer Field. First pitch is set for 7 tonight for the Commodores (20-4) and the Whippets (13-12), who finished as the No. 3 seed out of Division 4. (April 22, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette senior pitcher Cody Grey punctuated his standout season with a shutout over Byhalia on Tuesday night.
Grey improved to 7-0 on the year as the Commodores rolled past the Indians, 12-0 in five innings, at W.V. Brewer Field. Grey logged three innings of work and finished with four strikeouts and no hits. (more…) (April 20, 2011, Page 2B)
The Commodores scored early and often in their 18-1 win over Byhalia on Monday night. In the second to last region game of the year, LHS (19-4 overall, 8-1 in region play) scored six runs in the top of the first inning, eight in the second and four in the fourth. LHS had 14 hits as a team, while Byhalia committed five errors. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 3B)
The competitive rivalry between Oxford and Lafayette in baseball doesn’t just reside with the high school players. For the third time this season, the two middle school programs locked horns in a battle that came down to the end of a game and ended up going in the Chargers’ favor.
Oxford rallied from a 5-4 deficit in the bottom of the fifth inning to post a 6-5 win over Lafayette to capture the Tri-Lakes Conference title at Edwin Moak Field on Monday night. The victory was the third rivalry win of the season for the Chargers, who were able to secure their first conference title as well as a perfect record (7-0) in games that counted within the division. (more…) (April 19, 2011, Page 2B)
Pitching and timely hitting propelled the Lafayette Middle School baseball team back into the title game of the Tri-Lakes Conference. The No. 2 seed Commodores defeated Marshall Academy 5-0 on Thursday at W.V. Brewer Field to advance to a meeting with No. 1 seed Oxford on Monday at Edwin Moak Field. (more…) (April 15, 2011, Page 6A)
Lafayette’s John Jeffrey Nelson couldn’t have picked a better time for his first high school walk-off hit than Thursday night.
Despite another great pitching effort from Jarrett Patton, the Lafayette Commodores were unable to defeat Lewisburg on Tuesday. Lewisburg got its own solid pitching effort from Tanner Densford to beat Lafayette 3-0. (more…) (April 13, 2011, Page 10)
The middle school baseball regular season has come to a close and heading into the start of the playoffs for area teams. Oxford won the regular season title in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect 5-0 record. (more…) (April 12, 2011, Page 2B)
Lafayette’s potent lineup led the Commodores to two one-sided wins over Center Hill and New Albany over the weekend. The Commodores defeated Center Hill 13-2 on Friday night to remain perfect (6-0) in Region 2-4A play, while the ‘Dores smacked around the Bulldogs for the second time this year in a 14-9 win at New Albany. (more…) (April 11, 2011, Page 4B)