Three-run fourth inning lifts Mustangs past Woodland

The visiting Kennesaw Mountain Mustangs scored three times in the fourth inning Saturday afternoon and those runs were the difference in a 3-2 decision at Woodland. The Wildcats led 1-0 heading into the top of the fourth on an Ayden Ray sacrifice fly to score Peyton Posey. Posey had doubled to lead off the third inning.

Kennesaw Mountain answered with four singles in the fourth inning to create their three runs.

C.J. Whaley, Dhruva Narine, and Ethan Snipes all had hits to force in the first run. After a successful sacrifice bunt, Jesus Crespo singled home two more Mustangs runs for a 3-1 lead.

Woodland added a single run in the bottom of the sixth when Ray singled and Jacob Gravett later drove in his courtesy runner, Julian Wright. The Wildcats got a man to scoring position in the bottom of the seventh but a strikeout, a pickoff at second, and a fly out ended the threat.

Ray (6 IP, 3ER, 6H, 2BB, 4K) started on the mound for Woodland and suffered the pitching loss. Julian Wright (1 IP, 0R, 1H, 1K) worked the seventh inning in relief.

Kennesaw Mountain leveled its season mark at 6-6 with the win.

Woodland (4-6) plays a three-game, Region 7-AAAAA series with Cass this week. The Wildcats host a single game Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. and will travel to Cass Friday for a doubleheader slated for a 5 p.m. start.

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