Blue Devils Drop Tough Game Against Lafayette, Trounce West Union

After dropping a game to Lafayette last Friday, 6-3, the Water Valley Blue Devils picked up a big win over West Union Saturday to improve to 2 – 6 on the season. Senior Grant Burress connected for two home runs against West Union and senior Blayne Clark went three-for-three at the plate to propel their team to the 12-1 victory on the road.

The Blue Devils struck first against West Union as Taylor Dean recorded a RBI in the top of the first inning. West Union answered with a single run in the bottom of the inning. The Blue Devils recorded three runs in the second inning, two runs in the third inning, five in the fourth inning a final run in the fifth inning with a total of 10 hits. 

Sophomore Dre McCray worked from the mound during the five-inning contest, allowing three hits and one run while recording four strike-outs.

Clark opened for the Blue Devils in last Friday’s game against Lafayette, allowing three runs on six hits in five innings. Clark also struck out six. Junior Tydarrius Kuykendall relieved Clark, giving up three runs in the sixth inning. 

Grant Burress, Marion Morgan, Martavius Rockett, Colby Lafayette, Taylor Dean, and Kuykendall, each recorded one hit against Lafayette. 

The Blue Devils baseball team will be back in Thursday on the road against West Point. The game starts at 3:45.

Blayne Clark started on the mound against Lafayette last Friday, allowing three hits in five innings.

Grant Burress hit two home runs to help lead his team to a 12-1 win over West Union Saturday on the road. He was also one of six players recording a hit against Lafayette (above) in the 6 – 3 loss. – Photos by Keli Lindsey

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