That's how the Lady Wildcats were able to defeat a highly ranked Northwest Whitfield squad 7-3 on the road.
"They're a good team with a real good pitcher who throws hard," head coach Colman Roberts said. "We got our bunts down and ran the bases well. We told the girls they had to do the little things to win and they did."
Roberts said a couple of Lady Wildcats got their bunts with two strikes and he added the team also executed a squeeze play.
"Cheyanne Burt got the bunt down and Ashley Jordan scored for us," he said.
The Lady Wildcats scored the game's first run in the top of the first, then added a run in the second and two in the third and two in the fourth inning, grabbing a 6-0 lead over Northwest, which was ranked No. 3 in the state in the coaches poll.
Northwest answered with a run in the bottom of the fourth, to pull with to 6-1.
Woodland added its final run in the top of the fifth, going up 7-1. Northwest added its final two runs of the game in the bottom of the frame, closing out the score at 7-3.
"All our kids were in it, including the dugout," Roberts said. "We played solid defense throughout the game, making the plays when we had to. Our girls played awesome and I'm really proud of them."
Major contributors behind the plate were Ainsley Faulk, who was 1-of-2 with two runs, including two walks and a single; Olivia Rutledge, 1-of-2 with a run and an RBI; Diana Wimpy, 1-of-3 with a run; Sydney Flowers, an RBI; and Casey Bucy, 1-of-3 with two RBIs and a run.
Emily Clay went seven innings and scattered seven hits, giving up two earned runs, striking out three and issuing a pair of walks.
The win improves Woodland's overall record to 8-0 with a 2-0 record in Region 7A-AAAA.
Woodland returns to the diamond Tuesday when it hosts the Rome Wolves in another region game.
Excel Christian 16, Fellowship Christian 4
Excel Christian Academy took mighty bats along when it visited Fellowship Christian on Thursday.
Then the Lady Eagles put the metal to good use as they soundly thumped Fellowship Christian 16-4.
Leading hitters for the Lady Eagles were: Abby Hibbard, who was 4-of-4 with six RBIs for the evening's work.
Other major contributors were Kelly Sullins, who was 3-of-4 with two RBIs; Janna Scheff, who was 3-of-4 with three RBIs; Emily Willingham 1-of-2, with two RBIs; Eden Fulmer, 1-of-1; Stephanie Rosser, 1-of-1 with one RBI; and Connor Terry, 1-of-2 with one RBI; and Kaye Sullins, 1-of-3 with one RBI.
Scheff pitched two innings for Excel, giving up no hits while striking out five. Rosser gave the Lady Eagles two innings, surrendering two hits and striking out two.
Lady Canes fall in volleyball
Cartersville lost a pair of high school volleyball matches Thursday on the road but forced Heritage to a deciding contest before bowing to the school.
Scott Busby said the Lady Canes fell 25-21 in game one, then rebounded to take a 25-22 victory in game two of the evening. Heritage won the rubber game 25-22 to take the match.
Jessica Boss delivered four kills against Heritage while Katie O'Connor recorded two aces, three kills and three blocks.
Darlington proved a much tougher opponent for the Lady Canes, as it took the first game 25-12. Cartersville improved its score in the second game but still fell 25-16.
Meg Patton contributed five aces and four digs to the cause while Katie O'Connor had five kills and three blocks.
The losses dropped the young Lady Canes to 0-4 on the season.