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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Lafayette Commodores Baseball

LHS cruises past Lions for pair of division wins

The Lafayette High baseball team knew it wasn’t going to get much of a challenge Tuesday night. Lafayette coach Patrick Robey was just happy to see his team take care of business. The Commodores stayed unbeaten in their division by sweeping Tunica-Rosa Fort in a doubleheader at W.V. Brewer Field. Neither game lasted more than four innings as Lafayette cruised to a 15-0 victory in the first game and took the nightcap 14-2 to improve to 4-0 in Division 2-4A play. (March 25, 2015, Page 6)

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    Oxford tops ‘Dores with walk-off

    Baseball’s version of the Crosstown Classic took center stage Thursday night as Oxford hosted crosstown rival Lafayette at Edwin Moak Field where the Chargers came away the victor in a 2-1 win.  Oxford (10-0) got a timely hit from pitcher Houston Roth in the bottom of the seventh inning scoring first baseman Jack McClure and giving the Chargers the walk-off win over the Commodores (5-4). (March 20, 2015, Page 2B)

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      ‘Dores split doubleheader with South Panola

      With weather wreaking havoc in the early part of the high school baseball season, Lafayette was able to finally sneak a couple games in as the Commodores hosted South Panola in a doubleheaderWednesday at W.V. Brewer Field. The teams split the pair of games with South Panola winning Game 1 by a score of 2-1 and Lafayette taking the nightcap 15-7 in an offensive explosion. (March 12, 2015, Page 6)

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        Lafayette’s Holland inks with SWMCC

        Lafayette senior Ryan Holland is beginning his final baseball season as a Commodore, but his career will not end in May as he signed with Southwest Mississippi Community College on Monday morning at the LHS library. (March 3, 2015, Page 6)

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          BASEBALL PREVIEW: Depth, versatility lead ‘Dores into new campaign

          Twenty wins. A division championship. A deep postseason run.

          Those accomplishments made the Lafayette High baseball team’s 2014 season a success, but the Commodores’ ultimate goal of an MHSAA Class 4A state title was cut short when they were bounced from the playoffs by eventual champion West Lauderdale.

          (more…) (February 25, 2015, Page 2B)

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            LHS takes aim at first state title against NE Jones

             The Lafayette High girls soccer team’s postseason run has seen a dominant victory, a grind-it-out win which avenged an earlier loss and exorcising the demons of a team that had beaten them the previous two meetings.  On Saturday, the Commodores’ journey will take them where no previous team in program history has been — a state championship match. Lafayette will play defending champion Northeast Jones on the campus of Madison Central High School with the MHSAA Class 4A state title up for grabs. (February 6, 2015, Page 6A)

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              LHS trio signs baseball scholarships

              There are many factors that come into play when high school athletes are weighing their options of where to continue their playing careers after graduation. For three Lafayette High baseball players, it came down to one thing — comfort. Seniors Jake McPhail, Hunter Bishop and Chase Coker signed National Letters of Intent to continue their baseball careers at the next level Tuesday morning at the LHS Library. (January 21, 2015, Page 1B, 4B)

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                ALL-AREA BASEBALL: Houston Roth steps up game, earns POY award

                Oxford High School right-hander Houston Roth was a sophomore who pitched like a seasoned veteran during the Chargers’ run to a North Half runner-up finish, and that performance earned him the Oxford EAGLE Player of the Year award for the 2014 season. (June 17, 2014, Page 1B)

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                  ‘Dores aiming for complete game against West Lauderdale

                  Lafayette used a consistent offense and some strong pitching to get past Corinth in the MHSAA Class 4A playoffs. Now the Commodores need their defense to help out. (May 9, 2014, Page 6A)

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                    Hollis, Keel ink with Jones Co. JC

                    T.J. Hollis and Josh Keel are teammates on the Lafayette High baseball team. Next season they will remain teammates as the two seniors signed with Jones County Junior College on Monday. (May 6, 2014, Page 6)

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