Lainey Baker shined in the circle and chipped in at the dish to send Woodland to a win over Region 7-5A leader Blessed Trinity Tuesday at home.
Baker struck out 13, while allowing five hits and two walks, and finished 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate in a 5-1 victory.
Following back-to-back singles by Cassie Jones and Michiah Hicks in the third inning, Baker drove in the game’s first run on a groundout. Dylynn Motes followed with a key two-run homer for the Wildcats (8-10-2, 5-5).
Cambrie Carrington scored on an error to extend the lead in the fourth inning before Hicks singled home a run for a 5-0 advantage.
Blessed Trinity (7-5, 5-2) avoided the shutout bid with a sacrifice fly in the sixth frame. But none of the Titans reached base more than once in the defeat.
Meanwhile, Hicks, Jones and Baker each posted multiple hits. Hicks wound up 3-for-4, while Jones and Baker each finished 2-for-4. Peyton Dorn also reached twice, posting a 1-for-2 line with a walk and a run scored.