Wildcats score early, Jinks goes six strong innings in Woodland win
The Woodland baseball team defeated visiting Coosa Friday evening at The Ballpark at Woodland, 4-1, in a non-reigon game.
The Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the first and added a fourth run in the fourth after Coosa had narrowed the lead to 3-1.
Garrett Cornett singled and Hunter Reaid was hit by a pitch before Trenton Harrison drove in the game’s first run with a base hit. Cauy Williams followed with an RBI single and Emmanuel Jones drove in a run with a groundout for a 3-0 Woodland lead.
Coosa posted their only run of the game in the top of the second inning on a double, a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly.
Woodland added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. Dylan Webb reached on an error and stole second with two outs. He advanced to third on a passed ball and crossed the plate on a double by Reaid.
Kenny Jinks tossed six strong innings and did not allow an earned run to earn the pitching victory for the Wildcats. He scattered four hits, issued no walks, and struck out eight. Tommy Peed worked a scoreless seventh inning to earn a save. Peed walked one, but did not yield a hit and struck out one.
Harrison finished with a pair of hits that included a double and one RBI. Reaid also had a double and one RBI. Williams (RBI), Jacob Frye, and Cornett had the other Wildcats’ hits.
Coosa slipped to 1-4 on the season.
Woodland (5-1) plays at Calhoun Tuesday at 5pm and will travel to Coosa next Thursday for a 4:30pm game.