Wood overcame a 4-3 M-A lead with two runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth to claim the victory. In all, the Wildcats stroked 14 hits off three different M-A pitchers. Menlo-Atherton starting pitcher Chace Warren kept the Bears close with 5 1/3 innings of solid work, but was victimized in the fifth inning by a double, a walk, and an error as Wood took the lead for good.
M-A benefited from eight walks, but its bats were relatively silent, mustering only a two-run double by Jeff Keller in the third and an RBI single by Patrick Moriarty in sixth. The Bears’ other runs scored on a wild pitch, a steal of home by Keller, and on an RBI fielder’s choice by Nils Gilbertson.
M-A returns to action on Wednesday morning against Rio Linda in the Cordova Easter Tournament.