Tuesday proved to be a busy evening at Lafayette High School.
Not only were each of the five baseball and softball teams filled with underclassmen looking to make their mark and get their shot at starting, but the Water Valley and Lafayette softball teams were also under the direction of new head coaches in Casey Clouse and Katie Moore respectively. (more…) (June 8, 2011, Page 7A)
Water Valley’s Taylor King and Lafayette’s Luke Stanley were two of the 18 players selected to play in the State Games of Mississippi. King and Stanley made the District 2 team after faring well in a tryout held at Northwest Mississippi Community College this past week. Other members of the team include Hernando’s Josh Brown, Scott Pala, Drew Rutledge and Caleb Goff, North Delta’s Bailey Guckert and Luke Latham, Magnolia Heights’ Jack Smith and Jacob Billingsley, South Panola’s Andrew Horn and Hunter Durham, Bruce’s Jay King and Chase Clark, Center Hill’s Colton Sutton, DeSoto Central’s Dominik Carlini and Tunica Academy’s Branon Holms. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
Lafayette infielder Josh Mills and head coach Greg Lewis took part in Saturday’s Crossroads Diamond Club All-Star game played at Pearl’s Trustmark Park. Mills was a member of the North squad in the 4-5-6A game that the South won 12-11. Mills went 0-for-2 with a walk at the plate and also recorded a stolen base. Lewis, who served as a co-head coach with Lewisburg’s Rusty Cagle, said Mills played third base during his time in the field and that the overall experience was a good one. Lewis added he liked being around the players that were headed to the next level to play college ball. (June 6, 2011, Page 7)
The BNA Bank Cotton States Baseball League is scheduled to start their third season Saturday with a triple-header beginning at 1 p.m. Several changes are in store for the collegiate wood bat league which plays its games at Legion Field at the New Albany Sportsplex. (more…) (May 31, 2011, Page 9)
Lafayette High baseball coach Greg Lewis and his players will be holding a summer camp June 1-3 at W.V. Brewer Field. The camp will run daily from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration for the camp will be held June 1 at 8 a.m. Cost is $40. For more information on the camp, contact Lewis at 232-2757 during school hours or 601-347-1054 after school. (May 24, 2011, Page 7)
The Diamond Commodores’ stellar season may have come as a surprise to some, but anyone who watched Lafayette play this season won’t be surprised by the fact that senior Josh Mills will be playing at the next level.
Earlier this week, the standout Commodore infielder signed to play for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers. (May 18, 2011, Page 7)
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)