Cold and wet weather is a part of baseball in north Mississippi in February. Coaches have to adjust to it, bringing in practice sessions and teaching fundamentals inside as best they can. (February 27, 2014, Page 8)
Oxford’s Jason Barber didn’t play like a freshman this season on the diamond. After a standout career at the middle school level — one that showed Barber’s unfair talent level against competition his own age — the freshman was dominant in games against players who were often two and three years his senior. (more…) (June 13, 2013, Page 1B)
INDEPENDENCE — Kary Bridges gave his team an impassioned speech Monday night when things looked bleak. (May 7, 2013, Page 8)
An opportunistic Independence club plated three early runs in its second-round opener at Blue Devil Field and that’s all that was needed to claim a 3-0 victory against Water Valley. (May 6, 2013, Page 7A)
A more confident Water Valley baseball team will tackle the next round of the MHSAA Class 3A playoffs against a familiar foe in Independence. The Blue Devils are feeling good after defeating Belmont, last year’s 3A North Half representatives, in the first round. (May 2, 2013, Page 10)
The phrase “getting hot at the right time” definitely applies to the Water Valley Blue Devils. Heading into their MHSAA Class 3A playoff series against Belmont, the Blue Devils have won six straight games and posted an 8-3 mark in April overall. The results have pleased coach Kary Bridges, whose team finished with a 7-3 mark in Division 2-3A play to earn the No. 2 seed.
WATER VALLEY — The smile on Kary Bridges’ face said all that needed to be said about Tuesday’s 4-2 win over South Pontotoc at Blue Devil Field. Water Valley’s baseball leader may not have any hair later this week — Bridges made a bet he was to shave his head if his team won — because of the Blue Devils’ most recent 2-3A victory that garnered them a spot in the playoffs, but he likely won’t care.
WATER VALLEY — Three nights after being beaten soundly by Division 2-3A rival Mooreville, the Water Valley Blue Devils rebounded behind the pitching of ace Cody Greer and some of the best offense of the season.
Water Valley defeated the Troopers 7-1 Friday night to improve to 3-2 in the division and thanks to a 9-0 win over Bruce on Saturday, is 10-8 overall.