FEATURE: Young Wylie baseball team rounding into form

Before the season began, Wylie baseball coach Clay Martin didn’t really know what to expect of his team’s first year in Class 5A.

The Bulldogs had closed out their time in 4A with state championships in 2016 and 2017 and a trip to the region quarterfinals last spring. But they brought back just six total starters from last year’s 23-5-1 squad and would need a largely rebuilt pitching staff to mature quickly to have a chance to carry that success over to their new landscape.

Sitting at 11-6 overall heading into its final six district games, Wylie has had something of an up-and-down season to date. But coming off back-to-back wins over then-No. 7 Aledo (18-4) last week and an 11-5 triumph over crosstown rival Cooper on Tuesday, the Bulldogs feel like things are coming together at just the right time.

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