It is no secret in baseball that the team which makes the fewest mistakes usually wins. Unfortunately for the Woodland High baseball team, the Wildcats made those mistakes Monday night.
Two errors allowed Creekview to score four unearned runs as the Wildcats took the home region loss by a score of 5-3.
An error in the third, along with a double, a single, a walk and a hit by pitch allowed three unearned runs to score in the third inning for Creekview.
Creekview scored another run in the fifth inning to take a one-run lead on a single and a double.
In the seventh, an error put the leadoff runner on base for Creekview, and that runner would eventually come around to score on a sacrifice bunt, a single and a fielder’s choice.
Meanwhile, Woodland got off to a hot start with the bats, scoring three in the bottom of the first inning to take an early lead. Jacob Frye and Hunter Reaid singled to lead off the inning. After a flyout, a single by Trent Harrison and a double by Brandon Allen brought home two runs. Cauy Williams then reached on an error, scoring another run.
Woodland put a runner in scoring position in the second inning when Frye singled and then stole second base with one out. However, that would be the closest the ’Cats would come to scoring another run as they fall to 2-11 overall and 1-9 in Region 7-AAAAA.
Frye went 2-for-4 in the game and is now hitting .410 on the year with a .465 on-base percentage and a .564 slugging percentage in 39 at bats.
On the mound, Rodolfo Rome threw the final 2 2/3 innings and allowed just one unearned run on one hit and no walks with one strikeout. Williams started the game and threw 4 1/3, allowing one earned run on six hits and one walk with two strikeouts.
Romo has thrown 10 innings on the year and holds a 2.10 ERA.
Woodland will travel to Creekview Wednesday for Game 2 of the three-game region series. Creekview is the team directly ahead of the ’Cats in the Region 7-AAAAA standings.