May 15, 2018 - The Wylie Bulldogs came within a strike of being eliminated from the playoffs by Midlothian Heritage, but a clutch hit and homer by Caleb Munton helped them advance.
Dusty Baker talked to the Bulldogs about the wild ride to the regional quarterfinals.
Caleb Munton said, "Earlier in the day, I was 0 for 3, I wasn't seeing the ball very well off of that first pitcher and honestly in my head, I just wanted another chance. "
After the Wylie Bulldogs did the unthinkable and rally in the bottom of the 7th inning, senior Caleb Munton stepped up to the plate and drilled a walk-off two-run homer, leading the Bulldogs to an unthinkable win.
Munton said, "He threw me an 0-0 fastball at the beginning of the count and kind of got it by me, kind of jammed me a little bit, so I think he though he could sneak another one by me and I was ready for it the second time."
Gatlin Martin said, "It was something I've never been apart of really, a walk-off homerun, and the emotions were really high."
Head Coach Clay Martin said, "You know, the game was so close all the way through and to end it in that fashion is always an exciting event and just a lot of emotion."
The momentum from the victory has not worn off, and the Bulldogs will use it to their advantage as they are set to take on Iowa Park.
Munton said, "Nathan Moore and Balin Valentine coming up big in the 7th with Nathan getting on with 2 strikes and 2 outs, I think that really gave us the momentum to go and get the win, that was big time, and Balin being a freshman and getting that hit, I mean, that's what really sparked it."
Clay Martin said, "Anytime you win a game like that, you build confidence. Our guys have a great perspective on things and understand that was an event and something that was obviously a lot of fun and something that was great, but it's time to get back to work and prepare for this week."
The Bulldogs open their series in enemy territory at Iowa Park Friday at 7 PM for Game 1. Games 2 and 3 if necessary will be at Wylie Saturday.
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