Lafayette punctuated the end of the regular season with an 8-6 victory over North Pontotoc under its belt. The win Wednesday afternoon at W.V. Brewer Field wasn’t always a thing of beauty, but the Commodores did what they had to do when it counted to garner their seventh straight victory. (April 19, 2012, Page 6)
The Lafayette Middle School Commodores wrapped up their baseball season Monday with a 4-3 loss to Marshall Academy in the first round of the Tri-Lakes Conference playoffs at Oxford High’s Edwin Moak Field.
The Patriots scored three runs in the first on an error and two wild pitches, and while Lafayette (2-8-1 overall) chipped away at Marshall Academy’s lead, it was never able to recover. (April 10, 2012, Page 9)
Lafayette’s Eli Murphree picked a great time to find his curveball. Murphree’s best outing on the mound of the year not only ended a three-game losing streak, but Monday night’s 3-1 win over Senatobia also gave the Commodores some much needed momentum heading into the stretch run of the Division 2-4A schedule.
Murphree went the distance on the mound for the Commodores (7-10 overall, 2-3 in 2-4A) and limited the Warriors to five hits thanks in large part to the way he threw his curveball compared to the other times he has pitched. (April 3, 2012, Page 8)
Monday’s middle school version of the Crosstown Classic had more on the line than just rivalry pride.
When Lafayette and Oxford met on the baseball diamond at Edwin Moak Field, both the Chargers and Commodores had a more immediate reward in mind — playoff seeding.
After claiming both games Monday 4-0 and 6-2, the Chargers secured the top spot in the Tri-Lakes Conference with a perfect league record. (April 3, 2012, Page 9)
It seems like a safe bet that Oxford senior James Lear will remember the last two days of March 2012 when he reflects on his high school career in a few years. One night after earning a save in Oxford’s 5-4 win over Saltillo, Lear led the Chargers to a 10-8 win over cross-town rival Lafayette at W.V. Brewer Field on Saturday afternoon. (more…) (April 2, 2012, Page 9)
Lafayette’s Division 2-4A game with Lewisburg literally came down to one play. Unfortunately for the Commodores, the play didn’t go in their favor.
Three nights after beating Lafayette by nine runs, Lewisburg snuck out of W.V. Brewer Field with a 2-1 win to earn a season sweep.
Friday night’s game was decided in the top of the sixth inning when Lewisburg broke a 1-1 tie on a play at the plate. (April 2, 2012, Page 9)
Several former players from Oxford, Lafayette and Water Valley are helping community college and four-year schools in baseball and softball around the state. (March 30, 2012, Page 9A)