Woodland softball lost their two opening games Friday (Aug. 28) in the Allatoona Buccaneer Bash.
The Lady Wildcats, hosting a portion of the tournament, were edged by Armuchee 1-0 and later lost to Columbus 12-3.
Lady Indians senior pitcher, Hannah Murray, tossed a one-hitter for Armuchee in the opener and struck out 14 with only one walk. That performance was almost matched by Woodland’s Lilly Jordan in the circle for the Wildcats. She scattered six hits and gave up only one unearned run with a pair of walks and five strikeouts.
Kereston Franklin had the Lady Cats only hit in the fourth inning. She also reached on an error in the first.
Armuchee scored the game’s only run in the sixth inning when Karson Fallin drove home Payton Carter with an RBI single.
Woodland took a 3-2 lead over Columbus in the third inning, but a five-run fourth by the Lady Blue Devils opened the flood gates on the way to a 12-3 Columbus win.
Columbus took a 2-0 lead in the first inning prior to Woodland’s third inning rally.
Kylie Knox (photo) and Franklin had hits in the third and both eventually came around to score. Keri Cagle scored after reaching on an error to begin the inning.
Watson suffered the pitching loss against Columbus, yielding eight earned runs in five innings. Audrey Morris had the Lady Wildcats’ only other hit in the game.
Columbus scored five runs over the last two innings to put the game away.
Woodland hosts Day 2 of the tournament Saturday (Aug. 29) with games against Campbell at 8:30am, Northside Columbus at 10:30am, and Darlington at 6:30pm.