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Kary Bridges

Devils hoping Stough can be a weapon

WATER VALLEY — The new wave of Blue Devils is already here.

This summer will be an important one for the Water Valley baseball program as it looks to replace a talented group of seniors led by the likes of Taylor King, Tyler Kimzey and Chris Conard. (more…) (June 15, 2012, Page 6A)

Kossuth dusts Devils to advance

KOSSUTH—Water Valley’s second trip up to face the Aggies on their home field didn’t turn out nearly as well as the trip Thursday night. Just two days after blanking Kossuth 3-0 in the first game of the MHSAA’s Class 3A second round series, the Blue Devils were packing up their baseball gear until summer ball starts in June.

Kossuth rallied to take the final two games of the series with the Blue Devils thanks a 14-2 win at WVHS on Friday night and a 12-5 win at KHS on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils (17-13 overall) fell behind 4-0 in the bottom of the first inning Saturday on a grand slam from David Gibson and never got any closer than three runs. Kossuth, who now faces South Pontotoc in the quarterfinals, then put the game on ice with five runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth.

WVHS coach Kary Bridges praised the Aggies (19-6) before the start of the series and remained complementary after the series was over. (April 30, 2012, Page 9)

Hively helps No. 18 Rebs top MSU 6-2

BLOG: After dropping Game 1 of the three-game series 4-0 Friday, the No. 18 Ole Miss Rebels will look to rebound today at Dudy Noble Field.

First pitch of today’s televised game on SportSouth is set for a 2:35 p.m. start. (more…) (April 28, 2012)

Greer drives Devils to win over Aggies

KOSSUTH — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges said Kossuth pitcher Tyler Nelms was the best arm his team had faced all year after Thursday night’s game in Kossuth. Fortunately, for Bridges, the Blue Devils also had a pretty good one going on the hill for them as well. (April 27, 2012, Page 6A)

Red-hot Blue Devils set to face Kossuth

Water Valley baseball coach Kary Bridges likes where his team is heading into the next round of the MHSAA’s Class 3A playoffs. His Blue Devils (16-11 overall) are hot having won 12 of their last 13 games which included a sweep of Winona most recently. (April 25, 2012, Page 7)

Big innings lead WVHS past Tigers

WINONA — Water Valley coach Kary Bridges wanted his team to “add on” heading into the final inning against Winona on Saturday afternoon.

The Blue Devils were a little more advanced in their mathematics though, as they first added and then multiplied. (more…) (April 23, 2012, Page 4B)

Miscues cost Devils in 2-3A finale

WATER VALLEY — A few small mistakes and a couple of decisions coach Kary Bridges wished he could have back ended up deciding Monday night’s regular season finale for the Water Valley Blue Devils. Water Valley entered the Division 2-3A matchup with South Pontotoc at Blue Devil field winners of 10 straight.

That stat is now winners in 10 of the last 11 games after South Pontotoc edged the Blue Devils 5-3.

Monday’s setback cost the Blue Devils (14-11 overall) the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Class 3A playoffs. WVHS will now play Winona in the first round, and since higher seeds decide how the best-of-three series is set up, the Blue Devils will likely have to defeat the Tigers at their home park Saturday in order to advance. (April 17, 2012, Page 6)

Devils honor veterans, keep on winning

WATER VALLEY — On a day where the Water Valley baseball team honored our nation’s veterans and those serving in the military, the Blue Devils relied on some heroes of their own Saturday. (more…) (April 16, 2012, Page 6)

Conard comes through for Blue Devils

WATER VALLEY — Kary Bridges saw the game-winning play developing well before it actually happened on the diamond Thursday evening.
After a back-and-forth game with divisional foe Nettleton, Water Valley shortstop Cole Camp led off the ninth inning with a single to left field. (April 6, 2012, Page 8A)

Magnolia Heights rallies to top Devils

WATER VALLEY — A fast start to Monday’s game with Magnolia Heights for the Water Valley Blue Devils at Blue Devil Field ended up being marred in the late stages of the game. The Chiefs overcame an early 4-1 deficit by scoring a run in the top of the fourth and four more in the fifth to post a 6-4 win. After collecting five hits and running around the base paths with ease in the first three innings, Water Valley (3-7 overall) didn’t garner a hit in the last four frames and only had one player advance past first. (March 20, 2012, Page 6)

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