The Lady Wildcats scored another run in the sixth inning and East Paulding scored its run in the sixth.
The victory during region tournament play in Allatoona gives the Lady Wildcat (20-10) a No. 4 seed in the state playoffs, which begin Oct. 10-11.
They lost their second game of the evening to South Paulding, 7-3.
Woodland missed the state playoffs last year but has shown marked improvement this season, its first year in Region 5-AAAAA, in which it went 7-3 and finished the regular season in fourth place.
“We’re excited about returning to state,” coach Colman Roberts said Wednesday night. “It seems longer than a year since we’ve played there. We’ve been working hard. We wish we were going as a higher seed, but we know we’re fortunate to make it today and I’m proud of the girls.”
Sydney Flowers started things off for Woodland in the fourth with a linedrive triple to center field. Lacey Fritz sent her home with a single to center field, breaking the scoreless tie.
Pinch runner Keri Cagle moved to second when Bridgette Hampton grounded out to right, took third on a passed ball, then scored on a Brooke Rogers double to center field.
A popup by Katie Harris sent Rogers to third and she later scored the team’s third run of the inning.
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