Whoever faces the Water Valley Blue Devils in the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs take warning: You’re going to need a bigger boat.
Paced by a potent offensive attack, the Blue Devils defeated the Kossuth Aggies 10-8 Friday night at Kossuth and went on to sweep the series Saturday with a 10-3 win at Blue Devil Field to advance to the third round. The Blue Devils will face the winner of the Mooreville and Independence series, which is scheduled to play its third and decisive game tonight in Independence.
Water Valley (18-9 overall) has been strong at the plate all season, but in the two-game sweep over the Aggies, the Blue Devils really flexed their muscles, totaling 20 runs on 18 hits, five of which were home runs, on the top team out of Region1-3A. (May 2, 2011, Page 1B)