Gavin Johnson started on the mound for Woods Cross. The big right-hander pitched effectively the first two innings until running into some trouble in the third and fourth innings.
He allowed five Tooele runs to cross the plate in the third alone before allowing two more in the fourth inning and being relieved when down 7-3. That was all for Tooele the rest of the game and their lack of run production the final three innings allowed the Wildcats to creep back into the game.
The fifth and sixth innings saw Woods Cross score one run in each of those innings to inch back closer at 7-5 heading into the decisive seventh inning. Tooele did nothing to shut the door in the top of the seventh and gave way to the Wildcat bats for the bottom of the seventh.
A lot of things happened in the final at-bat of the game and Woods Cross eventually found themselves with the bases loaded and two outs with Johnson up to bat. Johnson didn't get cheated on the at-bat, but he sharply hit a ground ball straight to the Tooele second baseman who fielded and fired to first to get a head-first diving Johnson out for the final out of the game.
The Wildcats have one more preseason tomorrow at Grantsville before they open up the Region 5 season next Tuesday at Bountiful.