But, as has been the case thus far this season, the Lady Wildcats refused to take their eyes off the ball and again demonstrated a steely focus in a 12-0 win that moved Woodland to 3-0 in Region 7A-AAAA.
"They did a lot of the little things that we ask (them to do)," said Lady Wildcats' coach Colman Roberts, whose team remains unbeaten at 9-0 after its sixth shutout of the season. "We played good defensively. ... A lot of them hit well with two strikes."
Woodland finished the game with 12 hits led by Diana Wimpy and Casey Bucy with three hits each.
After taking a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on Olivia Rutledge's two-run double, the Lady Wildcats scored four runs in the second inning, which included a three-run homer from Wimpy to dead center field to put her team up 6-0.
Woodland added four runs in the third inning and two in the fourth to bring the game to a close on account of the Georgia High School Association's mercy rule.
"They're young and they got some good players and talent on that side," said Roberts of Rome, which didn't help its cause with numerous errors.
Wimpy finished the game 3-for-3 with five RBIs and two runs; Bucy also went a perfect 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI.
Other Lady Wildcat hitters were: Ainsley Faulk, 1-for-2, RBI, two runs; Rutledge, 2-for-3, two runs; Erin Hitchcock, 1-for-3, RBI, two runs; Cheyanne Burt, 1-for-2, RBI, run; and Emily Clay, 1-for-2, RBI, run.
Clay again twirled a masterful game on the mound for Woodland. The senior pitcher struck out six Lady Wolves with one walk, one hit and no runs in four innings.
Despite the impressive win, Roberts won't let his team get comfortable.
"We're going to come in tomorrow and get better," he said. "We want to be on full cylinders when we get back to Sequoyah and Northwest Whitfield (in our schedule)."
And, of the impending home matchup with Cass Thursday, Roberts said: "Cass is going to be tough."
As they have demonstrated early on, however, so too will the Lady Wildcats.
"I think they're real hungry, and I thought some of them were sick getting off the bus at Northwest Whitfield, but they were actually just ready to play," Roberts said of his players' demeanor before last Thursday's game. "It's going to take all ... of our kids to get where we want to go."
Woodland hosts the Lady Colonels at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in another region game before also welcoming Hillgrove Saturday at 1 p.m.