Buoyed by the performance of left-handed pitcher Blake Hall and stoked by Chris Cuzzort's multi-hit effort, the Wildcats outhit the visitors by a large margin and scored in five of the six innings they had an at-bat for a 7-0 win.
Even in a game where both teams trotted out players who appeared rather young, Woodland still seemed a touch more seasoned.
The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the first as Braden Harris hit a one-out double before Chris Cuzzort's infield single -- to a shortstop playing just a heel away from shallow left field -- drove in the first Woodland run.
Will Parsegian, Hall and Jon Austin each reached base with hits to start the bottom of the second, loading the bases for leadoff hitter Gavin Livsey. Livsey smacked a pitch to the outfield to give his team a two-run lead.
Back-to-back doubles in the third helped plate the Wildcats' third run, which came on Evan Ray's hit, who replaced Justin Allen on the basepath moments earlier.
Ahead by three going into the bottom of the fourth, Woodland had the bases juiced once again after Hall led off the inning with a hit, followed by a walk to Spencer Cooper and another base on balls to Harris with one out.
With the stage set for some offensive fireworks, the Wildcats' Cuzzort and Kyle Salter produced bases-loaded RBI singles, one after the other, to push their team's lead to 5-0.
The Blue Devils prevented Woodland from making it five straight innings with a run, keeping the hosts scoreless in the fifth.
Cuzzort, however, hit a one-out single to give the Wildcats their first baserunner of the sixth, and Tyler Pollard bunted a line drive to the infield dirt left of first base to give Woodland two runners on with one out.
After Model registered the second out of the inning, pinch hitter Will Costlow's two-run single delivered the day's sixth and seventh runs, the final two of the game.
Hall pitched four innings for the victory, allowing just one hit in the shutout. Though he issued five walks, including one hit batter, Hall worked out of jams, fueled by his seven strikeouts.
Cuzzort came on in relief for Hall, giving up only one hit himself while hanging three more zeroes on the scoreboard during a one-walk, two-strikeout performance.
Players providing hits for Woodland included Livsey, 1 for 2 (RBI); Harris, 1 for 3 (walk); Cuzzort, 3 for 4 (two RBIs); Salter, 2 for 3 (RBI); Pollard, 1 for 1; Allen, 1 for 2 (double); Ray, 1 for 2 (RBI, double); Costlow, 1 for 2 (two RBIs); Parsegian, 2 for 4; Hall, 2 for 3; and Austin, 1 for 1.
The Wildcats had lost 13-3 Thursday to North Hall, a Class AAA state playoff qualifier last season. But, they spared themselves a second straight defeat by starting out quickly against the Blue Devils.
In the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader, Woodland faced off with South Paulding, falling 16-6.
Wildcat coach Brandon Ayers said the tournament allows for a peak at some up-and-coming baseball players.
"Overall, it's [been] good, but we have a lot of young kids, a lot of eighth graders that are gonna be ninth graders. It's good exposure for them and good exposure for me to see them," Ayers continued. "We're really just trying to have fun."
Woodland rounds out tournament play today with a 7:30 p.m. game with Pickens.