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Blue Devils’ Victory Over Calhoun City Snaps Losing Streak

Coach Cole Camp

WATER VALLEY – A big win by the Water Valley Blue Devil baseball team Saturday against Calhoun City, 8-3, snapped a three-game losing streak. The Blue Devils improved to 2-3 with the victory.

The action started early as the Blue Devils scored two runs on a double by Brady Hill in the first inning and another run on a double by Que Carothers in the second inning. Calhoun City also scored two runs in the bottom of the first. Both teams scored a run in the third inning and the Blue Devils notched the victory with a three-run rally in the seventh inning. The final-inning scores were propelled by a single from Tyler Richardson and a double by Andrew Paysinger.
Richardson got the start on the mound, going four innings and allowing no hits and three runs while striking out seven.

The Blue Devils earned 13 hits in the game. Carothers, Hill, Paysinger and Isiah Webb recorded multiple hits. Carothers lead the team in hits, going four for five at the plate.

The baseball team earned their first win in the opening game of the season against Senatobia with an 11-1 blowout on Feb. 17. Richardson, Hill, Carothers, Ethan Hyde, Webb each recorded multiple hits in the win.

Back in action the next day, the baseball team fell short to Eupora, 7 – 3. Hyde, Hill, Paysinger and Richardson each had one hit in the game. Richardson started on the mound, allowing four hits and two runs over three-and-a-third innings with three strikeouts. Hyde was the relief pitcher, throwing two and two-thirds innings.

On Feb. 20, the Blue Devils fell behind early against Lafayette and were unable to overcome the three-run deficient in the first inning, losing 9 – 5.

They were unable to rebound the next day against Cleveland Central, losing 4 – 3.

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