In Thursday night’s Class 3A North Half showdown between the Blue Devils of Water Valley and Booneville, it wasn’t a string of towering home runs, but a series of perfectly placed taps that made the difference.
Following back-to-back bunt singles that were perfectly placed on either side of the pitcher’s mound to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh, eighth grade catcher Andrew Lambert lofted a ball just out of the infield.
The flare scored Jeiron Jones before the ball had even landed in shallow right field, giving Booneville a 5-4 victory at Harold T. White Field. (May 14, 2010, Page 6A)
A good approach at the plate led to some early offense and an eventual win for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their Class 3A baseball playoff series with Independence Friday evening.
The Blue Devils advanced to the second round of the playoffs after defeating the Wildcats 10-4. WVHS scored the game’s first six runs and then tacked on its final four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. (May 3, 2010, Page 2B)
WATER VALLEY — A week filled with practices that concentrated on hitting definitely paid dividends for the Water Valley Blue Devils in their two Region 2-3A games this past week. Three nights after dispatching South Pontotoc 12-2, the Blue Devils secured a spot in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs with a 9-1 win over Nettleton at home Friday. (April 19, 2010, Page 3B)
A steady diet of timely extra-base hits lifted the Mooreville Troopers to a 10-2 victory over Water Valley on Tuesday. (April 7, 2010, Page 6)
A standout pitching performance from Josh Johnson proved to be the difference for the WVHS Blue Devils in their 4-2 Region 2-3A win over South Pontotoc on Friday night. In a game where the Blue Devils struggled at the plate, it was Johnson’s ability to mow down Cougar batters that carried the team. Johnson finished with 13 strikeouts and didn’t allow a run until the seventh with two outs. (March 29, 2010, Page 2B)