Amy Smith and Leah Williamson did the heavy lifting at the plate, and Josie Cross allowed just two hits in a complete-game victory as Woodland opened its softball season with an emphatic 10-1 win over Valley last Thursday.
Outside of a three-batter stretch in the fourth inning Cross was un-hittable. Valley got a leadoff double in that inning, and a one-out single later accounted for their only run. But outside of that just three other batters reached base against the Bobcat junior, on a walk and two errors.
Smith and Williamson got things going early as Smith’s single in the first plated the first Woodland run. Williamson later added a two-run double as Woodland took a 3-0 lead.
The Lady Bobcats put the game away with a 6-run third inning that saw them send 10 hitters to the plate. Smith, the team’s only senior, set the tone in that inning with a leadoff solo home run. Woodland also got RBI hits from Williamson, Taylor Wilson, McKenzie McCormick and Jaeden Herring as well as an RBI sacrifice fly from Kaleigh Crenshaw in the inning.
Smith and Williamson both finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, while McCormick and Madison Mitchell added two hits apiece.
Woodland is now 1-0 on the season and is scheduled to return to action Thursday at home against White Plains.