Coach Corey Gochee said that mixture is something that would serve the Wildcats well all season.
“It’s a good recipe for winning,” Gochee said.
Freshman Hayden Siniard picked up the win for the Wildcats, pitching five innings and striking out eight. He gave up one walk and two earned runs while allowing five hits.
Luke Patterson worked the game’s final two innings, surrendering two runs while striking out four.
Lithia Springs scored in the top of the first but Woodland answered in the bottom of the frame with three runs for a 3-1 lead.
The Lions chipped in a run in the second inning, closing to 3-2, but Woodland scored two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to take command of the game at 8-2, a lead that held up until the final inning.
“We did a good job battling tonight” Gochee said. “That’s what we have to do to put teams like Lithia Springs away. We did that in the 5th and 6th innings.
“I thought we played good defense and we walked just one guy tonight.”
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