ROME 2, WOODLAND 1
Woodland scored a first inning run on an RBI single by Cauy Wiliams and received solid pitching against Rome Monday night, but it was not enough to hold off the visiting Wolves. Rome tied the game in the sixth on three consecutive singles and scored a go-ahead run in the top of the seventh on a single and an error to edge the Wildcats, 2-1.
Jacob Frye walked to open the bottom of the first for Woodland, moved to second on a Hunter Reaid sacrifice, and later scored on the Williams’ hit.
Rome finished the night with 11 hits, but Wildcats’ starter Kolby Stansel kept the Wolves off the scoreboard through five innings. Stansel allowed one earned run on eight hits and one walk in 5 and 2/3 innings. He struck out six. Rodolpho Romo (1.1 IP, 3H, 1ER, 1BB, 1K) suffered the pitching loss in relief.
Adam Martin (double), Trent Harrison, Williams, and Frye had the only Woodland hits.
Woodland (1-6, 0-4) continues the three-game sub-region series at Rome Wednesday and will host the third game with the Wolves on Friday at 6pm.
MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN 16, EXCEL CHRISTIAN 1
Excel Christian failed to get a hit, but scored an unearned run Monday night in a run-rule shortened 16-1 loss at Mount Paran Christian.
Mount Paran scored three runs in the first inning, seven in the second, and six more in the third to make short work of the Eagles.
Austin Ross pitched the three inning, no-hitter for Mount Paran. He struck out four and walked two.
ECA pitchers gave up nine hits, including three homeruns, and seven walks. Jordan Wilkie recorded a pair of strikeouts, but was charged with the loss. The Eagles committed three errors.
Excel scored a run in the top of the third when Wyatt Karlovich walked, advanced to second on a sacrifice by Levi Blackwell, and scored when Trace Still reached on an error.
Excel (1-5) plays again Monday, March 14 at Whitefield Academy and will host St. Francis on Tuesday, March 15.