Lafayette blows out Southaven in season opener

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Lafayette baseball got off to a hot start on Monday as they blew out Southaven 14-1 in their season opener.

The Commodores lit up the scoreboard in the first inning, striking for seven runs in the opening frame before putting the Chargers away in the fifth with a four-run inning that gave them a run-rule victory.

Senior Everett Thompson put together an impressive performance on the mound for the ‘Dores, surrendering just one unearned run in four innings while striking out nine batters.

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He also helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs.

Lafayette will travel to Corinth on Saturday to take on the Warriors before returning to Oxford for their home opener against Water Valley on Feb. 20.