No playoffs for Cats’ tennis, baseball team
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Apr 26, 2013 | 958 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland saw its baseball and tennis seasons virtually come to an end on Thursday.

Coach Corey Gochee watched Allatoona end any hopes of the Wildcats making the Region 5-AAAAA playoffs with its 17-7 victory.

The Buccaneers sealed Woodland’s fate with a six-run fourth inning.

“We were eliminated [from the playoffs] with us losing [to Allatoona] and North Paulding winning tonight,” Gochee said.

The Wildcats (13-11, 10-9) finish out their regular season on the road against North Paulding today.

“Hopefully, we’ll end our season with a win,” Gochee said.

In the loss to Allatoona, Camden McGill went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Chris Cuzzort was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Woodland held a brief 2-0 lead, but the Buccaneers never looked back after scoring three in the bottom of the first.

In tennis, the Wildcats’ boys’ tennis team lost to Gainesville, 1-3, in the first round of the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

Dustin Dodson, their No. 1 singles player, was the only Wildcat to win his match. Dodson (14-0) cruised to another easy victory 6-1, 6-1.

Wildcats’ Griffin Hale lost his No. 3 singles match, 2-6, 0-6. The No. 1 doubles team of James Lester and Bryce Webb also lost their match, 2-6, 3-6.

The hard-fought match ended when the No. 2 doubles team of Grant Barker and Grayson Roberts, fell, 1-6, 6-3, 3-6.

“Each game was close and could have gone either way,” Woodland coach Kevin Tant said.

”This was the most successful season the boys have ever accomplished and though they were disappointed with the loss, the great season and inspired play at state made it all worthwhile in the end.”