Mary Persons baseball team

The Varsity and JV Bulldogs.

The Mary Persons baseball team is coming off one of its best regular seasons ever in 2022, including a record-setting, 24-game win streak. But after the Dogs were walloped by Morgan County in Round 1 of the state playoffs, coach Clae Mathis said he resolved to toughen up the regular season schedule in 2023.

“That was one of the worst days of my life,” Mathis said of the embarrassing loss to the rival Bulldogs.