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FRONT ROYAL — Down 8-6 with two outs and no one on base, James Wood scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, then held on in the bottom of the seventh to defeat non-district foe Skyline in the Colonels' season opener at Bing Crosby Stadium.

With two outs in the seventh, Kemper Omps walked, Bodie Pullen doubled, Brody Bower singled to make it 8-7, then Colin McGuire doubled to put James Wood up 9-8.

In the bottom of the seventh, Cam Morris tripled to lead off, but Nick Bell (1-0) stranded him there by striking out the next three batters swinging.

James Wood trailed 8-4 after giving up six runs in the fourth inning. The Colonels scored one run in the fifth and one in the sixth.

James Wood leaders: Pullen 3-5, 2 runs; McGuire 3-5, two doubles, 2 RBIs; Bell 2-4, home run, two doubles, two RBIs at the plate, 2 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 strikeouts; Bower 2-4, two runs, RBI, stolen base; Jacob Roy 2-5, RBI; Daniel Franchesi 1.2 innings, 0 runs, 3 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts.