The AAAA Wildcats improved to 2-1 on the season with the victory.
Head coach Corey Gochee said the team had dedicated the game to the memory of Frank McGill, who died Tuesday afternoon and whose grandson Camden McGill plays for the Wildcats.
"We knew yesterday he wasn't doing well and it weighed heavily on Camden and the team," Gochee said. "The team made a commitment to play for Camden and they stepped up and played well.
"We played a good game in all facets."
Camden McGill played in honor of his grandfather, too, and led the team offensively by going 4-of-5 at the plate with 2 runs and a double.
"Camden also made some great defensive plays," the coach said.
The Wildcats led early, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Kennesaw scored one run in the bottom of the frame, to close to 2-1.
Woodland scored 1 run in the second, 4 in the fourth and 2 in the fifth. Kennesaw Mountain closed out scoring in the bottom of the fifth.
Also contributing to the win were Chris Cuzzort, 1-of-4 with a run, an RBI, a double and a sacrifice fly; Robert Harris, 3-of-4 with a double and an RBI while scoring 3 runs; Mason Robinson, 2-of-2 with 4 RBIs, a triple and a stolen base; Dalton Martin, 1-of-1, with a double and an RBI; Brack Bagwell, 2-of-4 with a walk; and Jordan Osteen, 2-of-4.
Blake Hall started and pitched 3 innings, giving up 2 hits, 1 run; 3 walks, 3 Ks; Dalton Martin, 2 innings, 1 hit, 1 run and 1 K; Tyler Stringer, 2 innings, 4 Ks, no hits, no runs, no walks.
Woodland returns to the baseball diamond Friday when it plays in the Home Plate Bash in Peachtree City against Howard at 8:30 p.m.
It plays Newton on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., also in the bash.
The Wildcats will be back at home Tuesday for their Region 7-AAAA opener against Sequoyah. That game is scheduled for 5:55 p.m.