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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Austin Smith

Water Valley makes quick work of Leflore Co.

WATER VALLEY — It was an easy night’s work for the Water Valley baseball team, which advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs after sweeping Leflore County in doubleheader action Thursday at Blue Devil Field. The Blue Devils took the first game, 10-0, in six innings and won the nightcap, 12-0, in four innings to eliminate Leflore County from the postseason. (April 24, 2015, Page 2B)

Errors costly for Water Valley in loss to Senatobia

WATER VALLEY — The Water Valley baseball team hung around with Senatobia despite a number of miscues resulting in free runs for the Warriors. But the Blue Devils couldn’t overcome all of them. Water Valley (15-9) dropped a 6-5 decision to Senatobia on Senior Night Monday at Blue Devil Field. Four of the Warriors’ runs were unearned thanks to five errors by the home team, including the decisive one in the top of the seventh. (April 14, 2015, Page 6)

Defer dominant in Blue Devils’ win

WATER VALLEY —The runs were not in heavy supply, but with Skyler Defer on the mound, the Water Valley High baseball team did not need many in a 3-0 win over South Pontotoc at Blue Devil Field on Tuesday. (March 25, 2015, Page 7)

BASEBALL PREVIEW: Devils enter 2015 with questions at key positions

Water Valley has turned into a regular participant in the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. Getting back to the postseason is going to require contributions from some new faces in new places. Gone are shortstop Cole Camp and catcher Taylor Smith, who combined for eight years of starting experience before their eligibility ran out. The Blue Devils also have to replace the power of outfielder Dillon Zinn and the pitching of Cody Greer, who sat at the top of Water Valley’s rotation for the last three seasons. (February 23, 2015, Page 6)

Devils finish off sweep of Booneville

BOONEVILLE — On the heels of Cody Greer’s performance in Game 1, Water Valley was looking for another solid outing from Game 2 starter Skyler Defer Friday night. That is exactly what the Blue Devils got as Defer pitched a complete-game shutout in Water Valley’s 4-0 win over Booneville, advancing Water Valley (24-6) to the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs. (May 5, 2014, Page 8)

Devils sweep Tigers, clinch region title

The goal was simple for the Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team — win and clinch the Region 2-3A title. The Blue Devils had two opportunities to take care of business hosting a doubleheader against region foe Charleston at the Blue Devil Stadium Friday afternoon. Water Valley made it clear they didn’t want to wait for the second game, defeating the Tigers 11-0 in five innings. (April 14, 2014, Page 9)

IHS Wildcats outlast WVHS Blue Devils

INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)

Water Valley splits on the weekend

The Water Valley Blue Devils baseball team split on the weekend at Grenada’s tournament. (more…) (March 4, 2013, Page 4B)

Blue Devils preparing for transitional year

When Kary Bridges rattled off his probable starters for the upcoming season, the Water Valley head baseball coach paused momentarily after mentioning a freshman. (February 20, 2013, Page 7)

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