Woodland High outfielder Mason Robinson was named to the Georgia Dugout Club 2013 Region 5-AAAAA first team while Chris Cuzzort, second baseman, and Hunter Siniard, catcher, were named to the club’s second team.
Shortstop Camden McGill and pitcher Blake Hall both received honorable mention.
Corey Gochee, Wildcat head coach, said Robinson was a solid player for Woodland at his centerfield position.
“If they hit the ball in his direction, and it stayed in the park, he probably was going to catch it,” Gochee said. “He covered a lot of ground in centerfield and had a plus arm.”
The coach said Robinson’s contribution from centerfield went beyond his numbers: “Once they saw his arm, they tended to not try and advance an extra base on him.”
Robinson was the team leader in extra-base hits and helped keep his teammates focused.
“He was a leader for us in the outfield,” Gochee said. “His offensive numbers speak for themselves. The last couple of weeks of the season he was really clicking on all cylinders and leading our team offensively.”
Robinson led the Wildcats in many offensive categories, including triples (three) and doubles (eight). He also scored a team high 30 runs and was credited with a home run also.
He tallied 36 hits on the season, including 24 singles. He drove in 15 runs and coaxed 14 bases on balls for the Woodland cause. His .419 batting average was the second highest for starters on the team, and he also stole seven bases.
Gochee said Cuzzort also helped the team in a lot of ways.
“Chris, a senior who will be attending Chattanooga State, was our middle infield guy who made the plays for us. He hit in the three-hole. He was a great guy to have in that spot because he handles the plays there very well. Defensively, he played second. But he can play shortstop and catcher and that diversity helped us out a lot.”
The coach said Cuzzort also pointed the way for his teammates.
“The guys listened to him,” he said, “and I look to see great things from him at Chattanooga State when he goes up there.”
Cuzzort chalked up 21 hits for Woodland, including 16 singles and five doubles. He drove in 14 runs, drew nine bases on balls and scored 20 runs. He also was hit 10 times by a pitch, easily the highest number on the team.
Cuzzort hit .304 and stole eight bases.
Gochee said Siniard often made his presence felt offensively for Woodland.
“He usually hit second or fifth,” Gochee said. “He had some key bats for us. I remember against Lithia Springs him hitting a late home run to give us the win. As a left-handed batter, his numbers also speak for themselves. That’s really where he got his recognition.
“He always found a way to get a base hit. He had a knack for getting on base.”
Siniard pounded out 26 hits for Woodland, including 20 singles, three doubles, a triple and two home runs. He drove in 20 runs and scored 10. The catcher was walked 17 times and stole four bases.