Wildcats lose twice to Rome


Woodland High School baseball dropped a pair of games Monday at LakePoint due to the completion of a game from Friday when lightning and heavy rains suspended play at The Ballpark at Woodland. The Wildcats dropped a 5-2 decision to host Rome in the completion of Friday’s game and then fell 2-1 to the Wolves in a pitchers’ duel in the regularly schedule game. Rome took a 2-0 lead through four innings with single runs in the third and fourth frames and that would be enough for Wolves' starting pitcher Knox Kadum. Woodland scored its lone run in the top of the sixth when Bailey Ward (photo) doubled. Ward’s courtesy runner, Lane Hutson, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Marco Haro grounded out to short. Kadum kept the Wildcats’ bats silenced for much of the day. The Virginia Tech football quarterback signee tossed a complete game for the Wolves allowing only one unearned run on two hits. Kadum did not walk a batter and struck out fifteen. Ward (5 IP, 2R, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 3K) and Ben Ammons (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 1K) combined on a two-hitter in the Wildcats’ loss. Ward managed the only other Woodland base hit. Rome improved to 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Region 7-AAAAA. Woodland (4-7, 1-3) hosts Hiram Wednesday at 5:55 p.m. and plays at Hiram Friday.

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