The Woodland Lady Bobcats started the week finding out that they were ranked in the top 10 in the state in Class 1A. They finished it by earning the right to host their area tournament at the end of the season.
Woodland posted convincing wins over Wadley and Talladega County Central to complete their area schedule in undefeated fashion and claim the top seed and home field advantage in the area tournament.
If the regular season is any indication that tournament, which will take place the first week in May, should present few challenges for the Lady Bobcats, who were ranked as the No. 10 team in the state in the most recent ASWA poll. Woodland has won its five area games against Wadley, TCC and Winterboro by a combined score of 87-0, with the closest game coming in Thursday’s 12-0 win over TCC.
Woodland is now 13-13-2 on the season.
W 19-0 at Wadley Tuesday
W 12-0 vs. Talladega County Central Thursday
• Josie Cross pitched a four-inning no hitter in the win over Wadley and also went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to pace the Lady Bobcats offensively. Cross is hitting .409 and has driven in 15 runs this season.
• McKenzie McCormick went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and tossed a two-hit shutout in the win over TCC Thursday. McCormick went five innings in the circle and issued just one walk, while striking out eight.
• Julianna Lovvorn went 4-for-6 and scored six runs in the two games, and has hit safely in four straight games to get her average up to .329 for the year.
• Jaeden Herring went 2-for-3 with a double and season-high four RBI in the win over Wadley.
Coming up next:
Woodland will play this weekend in the Lady Tiger Classic hosted by RCHS at Oxford Lake.