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)
Lafayette middle school earned a baseball sweep over Marshall Academy on Thursday. The Commodores won 3-1 and 7-1 to remain in second place in the Tri Lakes Conference standings. Eli Murphree pitched the first game of the doubleheader and finished with six strikeouts against just two hits allowed. Austin Arrington had two hits and two RBIs in the win, Eli Murphree had a hit and an RBI, John Murphree had a hit, while Ryan Holland drove in a run. (more…) (April 8, 2011, Page 8A)
In a matchup thats outcome is generally decided by a timely hit, the Oxford Chargers were able to come through in the clutch to claim a 6-4 win over crosstown rival Lafayette Saturday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field. (more…) (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Lafayette coach Greg Lewis knew his Commodores didn’t play their best against Oxford to start Saturday’s baseball fest at W.V. Brewer Field. Instead of changing the lineup drastically against Water Valley on Saturday night, Lewis decided to let his team work itself back into normal form.
The end result was a much better approach at the plate in a 15-5 win over the Blue Devils in five innings. (April 4, 2011, Page 7A)
Former Lafayette High standout Jake Mills is off to a solid start as a member of the Millsaps baseball team. Mills is currently hitting .288 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 80 plate appearances currently for the Majors, who are 19-9 overall this year and ranked No. 23 in the American Baseball Coaches Association Top 25. (more…) (April 1, 2011, Page 8A)
Scoring a bunch of runs in two one-sided wins over Tunica-Rosa Fort on Tuesday at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t the main thing on Lafayette baseball coach Greg Lewis’ mind. Although he was happy knowing that his team improved to 4-0 in the division with 15-0 and 19-0 wins over the Lions in a doubleheader, it was how his team has come together since the start of the year that Lewis was more pleased with. (more…) (March 30, 2011, Page 6)