By Adam Brown
The Lafayette Commodores baseball team captured the region championship on Monday as they defeated West Point 6-1.
Lafayette finished the regular season with a 14-9-1 overall record and a 6-3 mark in Region 2 play. This is the second season for the Commodores in 5A.
“We have had a good season,” Lafayette head baseball coach John Walker said. “Obviously, any year you win a league title is a success. We have played a challenging non-region schedule and that helped to prepare us for our league games.”
The 2019 Commodores baseball team had seven players named to the All-Region 2-5A team.
Seniors: Zach Meagrow, Ben Harper, Will Larson and Foster Westbrook
Junior: Hunter Coleman
Sophomores: Taylor Tarver and Wilson Varner
LHS Freshman Tyrus Williams was named Region 2-5A Player of the Year.
The No. 1 seed grants the Commodores a first-round bye in the playoffs. They will open the second round next Thursday.
Prior to Lafayette’s debut in the state tournament, the team will go through several simulated games over the next week.
“In order to keep the “game-speed” element sharp, we have also added a game against 2-6A Champion South Panola on Saturday,” Walker said.