The Woodland softball team split games Tuesday at the Region 7-AAAAA playoffs to secure a No. 3 seed in the upcoming Class AAAAA state playoffs. The Lady Cats defeated Kell in the opener Tuesday 13-2 but fell to Villa Rica in the nightcap, 7-4.
The Lady Cats rolled up 13 unanswered runs in their first four offensive frames against Kell. The Longhorns managed only a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Sarah Baynard was once again the winning pitcher for Woodland. She allowed only four hits and a walk in five innings in the circle. Only one run was earned and she recorded one strikeout.
In the nightcap, Villa Rica posted seven runs over the first four innings. Woodland rallied for four runs in the top of the sixth but would get no closer.
Woodland (13-19) will open the state playoffs on the road next Wednesday with a doubleheader against the No. 2 seed from Region 5-AAAAA.
The Excel Christian Academy softball team won twice in the past week and improved their GHSA Class A Private power rating position by two spots. The Lady Eagles, with win over Darlington and Mt. Zion-Carroll last Thursday and Monday, climbed to the No. 20 spot in ratings released Tuesday.
The top 24 teams advance to the Class A Private playoffs that begin October 12-13 at higher seed school sites.
And here are the current football playoff odds for schools inside Bartow County.
Cass – 40.9%
Woodland – 0.0%
Cartersville – 99.9% (70.6% in finals; 59.0% state champion)
Adairsville – 52.2%