Woodland sweeps doubleheader at Darlington
The Woodland Wildcats baseball team swept a non-region doubleheader Saturday at Darlington for their sixth and seventh wins of the season.
WOODLAND 2, DARLINGTON 0 WOODLAND 8, DARLINGTON 4
Woodland pitchers Grayson Bagwell and Trenton Harrison combined on a six-hit shutout Saturday afternoon to blank Darlington in a non-region diamond matchup, 2-0.
Bagwell allowed only three hits and three walks in five innings of work on the mound. He struck out four. Harrison worked the final inning and two-thirds and scattered three hits with no walks and also recorded three strikeouts.
Harrison and Cauy Williams drove in the Wildcats’ runs in the top of the first inning and the pitching and defense took care of the rest.
Hunter Reaid, Toby Queen, and Williams had the only Woodland base hits. Queen’s was a double. The Wildcats drew four walks and had two batters reach as hit batsmen.
The Wildcats won a back-and-forth affair in the second game, 8-4.
Darlington held leads of 1-0 after one inning and 3-2 through the third inning, but Woodland kept coming back.
Theh Wildcats took the lead for good in the fifth inning with a pair of runs to go up 4-3 and then scored four more times across the next two innings for an 8-4 victory.
Cauy Williams (5.1 IP, 4ER, 7H, 6BB, 6K) got the pitching win by working into the sixth inning. Koby Stansel (1.2 IP, 0R, 1H, 2BB, 2K) closed out the final five outs for a save.
Bryce Evans was 2-for-3 with a double, run scored, and one RBI for Woodland. Emmanuel Jones and Garrett Cornett also had two hits. Cornett drew three walks in addition and Jones had one RBI. Jordan Lee (2 RBI), Jacob Frye (RBI), Williams, and Stansel (RBI) had the other Woodland hits.
The loss dropped Darlington to 1-3 on the season.
Woodland (7-1) plays at Calhoun Tuesday at 5pm and at Coosa Thursday at 4:30pm.