‘Dores sweep West Point; now 23-6

Published 9:25 am Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tupelo, Starkville games this week

By Adam Brown 

The Lafayette Commodores swept West Point in the past week, improving their season record to 23-6 and 9-2 in 5A Region 1, good for second place in the standings. The team has also posted an impressive 12-1 mark on its home field.

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Lafayette 8
West Point 0

Lafayette beat West Point 8-0 on Friday, April 12.

The ‘Dores took an early lead in the first on a double off the bat of Brody Breithaupt to left that scored a run. Starting pitcher Tanner Harris made  quick work of West Point through the first three frames, allowing only a one-out single in the first.

In the third, Lafayette got a home run to left off the bat of Houston Morgan to make the score 2-0 Commodores, and then broke the game open in the fifth as they scored three runs with three doubles by Morgan, Breithaupt and Jack East.

In the sixth, Lafayette added three runs on home runs by Foster Crockett and Breithaupt, and a double by Morgan.

Morgan finished the game going 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles scoring three runs with an RBI. Breithaupt went 4-for-4 with a home run, two doubles with two runs and five RBIs.

Harris pitched a complete game with no runs allowed on three hits with five strikeouts.

Lafayette 13
West Point 4

The Commodores won game two by a score of 13-4 Monday night on the road.

Lafayette got its first run of the night on a ground out by Brody Breithaupt that scored Houston Morgan. In the third inning, the Commodores scored three more runs on a base hit, an error and wild pitch to go up 4-0.

Aleck Farmer made it difficult for the West Point sluggers, not allowing a run through the first three innings.

The ‘Dores offense added another run in the fourth on a base knock to center field off the bat of Balin Bishop that scored Foster Crockett.

Morgan finished the game going 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Lafayette added two more runs in the fifth off the bat of Tanner Harris to go up 7-0.

Farmer threw 5.2 innings and surrendered two runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Lafayette brought Jack East to the mound in the sixth. He worked 1.1 innings allowing two runs on a hit with a walk and three strikeouts.

In the sixth, Lafayette added four runs and West Point scored two runs on a base hit and a walk.

Lafayette plated their final two runs in the game in the seventh. West Point scored their final two runs in the seventh also, making the score 13-4.

Lafayette was scheduled to return to the diamond to play host to Tupelo on Tuesday, and Starkville on Friday. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.