Rogers’ homer lifts Woodland
by Staff Report
Aug 27, 2013 | 819 views | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brooke Rogers’ two-run home run in the fifth inning gave the Woodland High softball team its fifth win of the season by a score of 2-1 over Hiram on the road Monday.

After a Bailey Roberts single, Rogers stepped up to the plate and delivered on what would be the game-winning homer to give the Lady Wildcats a 2-0 record in their region.

“It’s a big win for us,” Woodland head coach Colman Roberts said. “We played well. We played pretty good defense.

“They have a really good pitcher who we usually have trouble with so it’s a very nice win.”

Rogers not only was the hero at the plate, the junior also pitched seven innings of one-run ball while striking out four Hiram hitters in the game.

“That was a big hit for us,” Roberts said of Roger’s home run. “She pitched well for us, got us out of a few jams. They only scored one run and I went out and argued. I thought it was a foul ball, but the umpire said it was a passed ball and they scored off that.”

The home run was Rogers’ second hit of the game.

Ashley Jordan, Bridgett Hampton and Darby Cagle also recorded hits in the game.

Woodland will now go back on the road today to face East Paulding at 7 p.m.