Woodland lost a back-and-forth Region 7-AAAAA battle at East Paulding Monday night, 6-4. The Wildcats led 1-0 early on a first inning RBI single by Scotty Smith, but the Raiders scored four runs in the third to go ahead by three. Woodland knotted the score in the top of the fifth inning on a Dallas Adams RBI single, a bases loaded walk by Koby Stansel, and Smith’s second RBI single of the game.
East Paulding then regained the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a triple and a sacrifice fly, before adding an insurance run in the sixth on a pair of walks followed by a ground ball single and a hit batsman.
The Wildcats got a leadoff single by Adams to start the seventh, but a pair of groundouts that included a double play ended the game.
Brandon Haston had two hits including a triple and two RBI to lead the Raiders’ offense. Seth Grenon (5 IP, 4ER, 6H, 4BB, 7K) was the starting and winning pitcher for East Paulding. Jackson Phipps (2 IP, 0R, 1H, 0BB, 3K) earned a two-inning save.
Smith (2 RBI) and Adams (RBI) paced Woodland with two hits each. Stansel (RBI), Carter Heath, and Bailey Ward had the other Wildcats’ hits.
Stansel (5.2 IP, 6ER, 6H, 3BB, 1K) started on the mound and suffered the pitching loss. Ben Ammons retired the final out in the sixth inning.
Woodland (10-13, 6-7) hosts East Paulding (16-7, 9-2) Wednesday at 5:55 p.m.
CARTERSVILLE at CHAPEL HILL Postponed to a later date due to inclement weather.
KELL at CASS
Postponed to Tuesday at 5:55 p.m.