Wylie Baseball Seeks Out Hopeful Post-Season


Josh Patterson, Staff Writer

In the past weeks, Wylie baseball has made some outstanding strides towards reaching their post season goals. After a few losses early in the season throughout the tournament play, the team has seemed to flip a switch and turn things up on the diamond.  Until their recent matchup against Monterey, the dogs had won their past 10 games to bring their overall record to an incredible 12-5-1.

In district play, the team was holding a 0.5 game lead heading into a match up against Abilene High last week. The Bulldogs were hoping to win this game to maintain their lead in the district, but when they were down 4-3 in this big time game, a big time player stepped up. Collin Bruning, who had been out of the game with a hip injury, was called up to bat for the Bulldogs and delivered a two out double to give the dogs the lead. These two scores would lead to a 7 point rally over the opposing Eagles. This victory put them at the top of the district.

However, they recently fell in a hard fought game to Lubbock Monterey which knocked them back down to 2nd overall in district. Wylie seeks to reclaim the 1st place spot in the next couple weeks as they face off against Lubbock High and Lubbock Coronado who they have had great success against in the past.

If the team is able to maintain this 2nd place standing or reclaim the district lead over the next ten games of the season, then they feel they will be in a pretty comfortable spot for the post season. They will have a guaranteed spot and get to perform in front of their home crowd here at Wylie High.

As the playoffs begin in early May, sites will be set on one team in particular. Aledo High School has been the struggle the past two years for Wylie’s post season run for a title. However, this year the Bulldogs are out seeking revenge in hopes to make another return to state.