Bulldogs hitting its way to 6-0 district lead
CLYDE, Texas —
It may not quite be the streak from 2017, but this year's Clyde Bulldog baseball team is on quite a run.
"They're staying hungry every singe day, ever single inning," said head coach Colby Rowley on Tuesday afternoon. "They know every at-bat is just as important."
His Bulldogs are 6-0 in district 5-3A -- two games up on the second place Coahoma Bulldogs with just two weeks left in the regular season. But what's even better -- is the level of consistency this team has showed as of late.
Clyde has won 8-straight games, and 13 of its last 15 putting up some solid numbers. The Bulldogs are hitting .338 as a team with 222 runs on 179 hits so far this season with its average winning margin during district play being by 14 runs.
Pretty good for a team who lost some key seniors a year ago, but now are reloaded with a new class looking to make its own mark.
"These guys had a lot to live up to but they wanted to carry the torch and be those guys. Some of them didn't get the opportunity as juniors last year and so they knew they wanted to be successful seniors so they've really taken that and just ran with it," explained coach Rowley.
Added senior Cayman Freiman, "We just come out here and work our butts off to get better every day. So come game time, we give them our work, give them what we have -- and if they don't have what we have, then we come out on top."
The Bulldogs hope that offensive fire power continues with just 4 district games remaining.
"Whatever it may be, district game or not -- just keeping that same approach of affecting the game one pitch at a time, one base at a time is how they'll stay on top," said Rowley.
Clyde will begin that stretch run Friday at Colorado City.