’Cats come back from 3 runs down to win opener

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The Woodland baseball team overcame a 4-1 deficit after four innings to defeated Pepperell Friday in the season opener by a score of 8-4 on the road.

The Wildcats got two hits and two RBIs from each Cauy Williams and Grant Robinson in the win. Both also hit doubles, and Williams scored two runs while Robinson scored one.

Brandon Allen, Jacob Frye and Garett Cornett all doubled as well, and Frye finished the game with two hits.

On the mound, Grayson Bagwell got the start and allowed two earned runs, four overall, in 3 2/3 innings. Bagwell was relieved by Rodolfo Romo, who did not allow a run and struck out three in the remaining 3 1/3 innings of the game to earn the win.

Woodland earned 10 hits in the game, and put eight additional baserunners on by walks, hit batsmen and errors.

The big inning came in the fifth when Woodland scored four runs to take a 5-4 lead. Hunter Reaid, Williams and Robinson hit consecutive singles with one out to score two runs. A Pepperell error then allowed two more runs to score.

Woodland added some insurance runs in the sixth inning, scoring three on three doubles in the frame by Allen, Frye and Williams.

Woodland will look to start the season 2-0 when the ’Cats play Kennesaw Mountain Wednesday.