Lady 'Cats fall to Loganville in state playoffs
by Andrew B. Adler
Oct 12, 2012 | 906 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland’s season came to a disappointing end Thursday night with its 9-4 loss to the No. 6-ranked Loganville Lady Devils in the deciding game of their best two-of-three series in the Class AAAAA state playoffs.

A third game was necessary after Loganville won Game 1 of the series, 9-1; only to have the Lady Tigers fight back with a 4-2 victory in Game 2 on Wednesday.

“Even though we lost to a very good Loganville team, our team has a lot to be proud of,” said coach Colman Roberts as he headed back home. “This is a team that played against some of the best teams in the state throughout the season. Our girls showed what they were made of after losing the first game.”

Woodland entered Game 3 full of confidence, according to Roberts, as it took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. All three runs scored after the Wildcats loaded the bases with two outs.

Back-to-back RBI singles by Brooke Rogers and Katie Harris scored Taylor Braselton, Bailey Roberts and Bridgette Hampton. But that lead did not hold up. Loganville tied it at 3-3 with three runs of its own in the bottom of the first inning. The Lady Devils took the lead for good on a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning.

“We knew that Loganville was a tough opponent heading into the series,” Roberts said. “They made great plays on defense, and they got the timely hits. I expect them to go deep into the state tournament.”

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