Granite Bay kept Woodcreek bats in check and let theirs explode tacking on four runs in the first inning. One in the second inning, three in the fourth inning and two in the seventh inning. Woodcreek really never threatened to take the lead going down in order in the first three innings with 6 strike outs, a pop out, and two ground outs. It was a bad way to start after being swept by Roseville.
Woodcreek scored two in the fourth with lead off singles by #2 JW, and #6 JG who scored on an outfield error in right field on a ball hit by #12 JR. They scored again in the bottom of the sixth, but that was it for Woodcreek.
The Freshmen seemed lack luster from the get-go and never seemed to put forth there best effort all which was made worse with some great pitching by the Granite Bay starter.
Woodcreek had some bright spots included some nice running catches in left field and solid contact by #12 JR. #4 CS made some nice catches in centerfield as well, but it was the inability of the pitching staff to keep the ball low in the strike zone and the catcher not blocking some balls that allowed most of the damage early. Granite Bay also seemed determined to run on Woodcreek and pressed the matter very successfully.
Woodcreek looked inclined to rely on small ball, attempting plenty of hit-and-runs despite being down by crooked numbers most of the game and never seemed to get it to spark a rally.