As Amory second baseman Ryan Hill fielded a chopper cleanly off the bat of Lafayette pinch hitter Dylan Gossett and tossed it to first, the Commodores’ special season came to a disappointing end.
The Commodores were unable to overcome an early deficit on Monday, falling at Amory 5-1 in Game 3 of the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs.
The second round loss eliminated the Commodores (17-12 overall) from the postseason. (May 11, 2010, Page 9)
In the world of sports, more often than not success is measured in wins and losses, titles won and records set.
But in all honesty, there’s much more to sports than what goes in the scoreboard section of a newspaper and this season the Lafayette Commodores proved just that.
Sure, they didn’t make it out of the second round of the Class 4A MHSAA playoffs, but so what?
This season was one to remember for the Lafayette Commodores and their dedicated fans. (May 11, 2010, Page 9)
Lafayette didn’t need any extra motivation to defeat Amory at home in the second game of the MHSAA’s Class 4A playoff series between the two Saturday night. Facing a must-win situation after losing 5-3 to the Panthers on the road Friday, the Commodores responded with a 4-3 victory to even the series and set up tonight’s elimination game at Amory at 7. (May 10, 2010, Page 1B)
During my brief phone interview with Amory Panthers head baseball coach Chad Williams on Thursday (for this article regarding Will Cox) it was brought up how the Lafayette Commodores have shown a lot of character and grit this season.
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AMORY — Five runs in the first inning were all it took for the Amory Panthers to claim Game 1 of its Class 4A second round matchup against the Lafayette Commodores 5-3 on Friday.
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It’s hard to carry on a conversation regarding the Amory Panthers baseball team without mentioning junior pitcher Will Cox.
Lafayette coach Greg Lewis, whose team is now tasked with stopping the Panthers, is finding that out the hard way. (May 7, 2010, Page 7A)
A confident, and consistent approach has helped the Lafayette Commodores win over a dozen games the last half of the season, but it’s also been a formula for success for one of the team’s top pitchers.
Junior right-hander Jarrett Patton has transformed himself from the Commodores’ starting shortstop into the team’s top starter by maintaining his laid-back attitude throughout the game as well as a consistent approach to getting batters out each inning. (May 6, 2010, Page 6)
A confident group of Lafayette Commodores rolled their way into the second round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs with a 3-1 win over Cleveland Friday evening at W.V. Brewer Field. (May 3, 2010, Page 1B)
An incredible ability to swing a bat coupled with improvement in the outfield has led to a new home for Lafayette’s Denzel Goolsby. Goolsby signed a scholarship offer from Northwest Mississippi Community College Thursday to play outfield and potentially hit in the middle of the lineup for the Rangers the next two years. (April 30, 2010, Page 7A)
Lafayette opened the Class 4A playoffs in style with an 8-0 win over Cleveland thanks to an outstanding pitching performance by Jarrett Patton and three home runs from three different players. (April 30, 2010, Page 7A)