Woodland scored three runs in the first two innings and never looked back as it whipped Rome, 5-2, in high school baseball Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Cass was held to just two hits and it cost the Colonels as they fell 4-0 to North Oconee.
Woodland 5, Rome 2
Woodland’s victory evened its seasonal record at 1-all with the Wolves and sets up the rubber game in their series on Friday at the Wildcat baseball field. That game is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Jacob Frye led the Wildcats offensively as he slapped three hits for the winning team, who managed nine hits against Rome while allowing three hits by the Wolves.
Frye scored two of the Wildcats runs and drove in a run. Brandon Allen, Grant Robinson and Mitchell Taylor scored a run apiece for Woodland. Allen, Taylor and Hunter Reaid drove in a run as well.
Garrett Pope pitched five and a third innings, giving up one run, not earned. Grayson Bagwell worked an inning and two thirds, giving up one run, which was earned. The two struck out three batters together.
Jacob Harrell took the loss for Rome.
Robinson got on base in the second with a double, advanced to third on a sacrifice by Adam Martin and reached home when Taylor singled to centerfield.
Taylor scored three batters later when Frye tripled to right field and Woodland held a 3-0 lead.
Rome scored in the sixth inning to close to 3-1.
Frye scored on a triple by Allen in the seventh and Allen scored a play later on a passed ball and the Wildcats held a comfortable 5-1 lead.
Rome closed out scoring with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
North Oconee 4, Cass 0
North Oconee scored two runs in the bottom of the second inning and added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings in their contest.
North Oconee rapped out 11 hits to a pair for Cass, which was credited with making three errors.
Evan Hinton took the loss for Cass, giving up four runs, two of them earned. He struck out five.
Nathan Smith and Cody Johnson got one hit each for the Colonels.