After Indians' starter Jeremy Lakes went five strong innings, Roof was able to give four other pitchers some work and keep everybody fresh for the rest of the week.
"We've got a good pitching staff and I was trying to get them all in the game because you never know about the next two days," Roof said.
Lakes scattered three singles, struck out two and walked one. Kyle Kelsey, Trey Sexton, Alex Georgel and Zach Voll combined to work the last two innings.
Was Madison Central on high alert after watching No. 2 Lafayette fall to Sayre in the region opener?
"I definitely think so," Roof said.
"We knew we had to focus on today and we did," he said. "Now we need to focus on Sayre."
Madison Central will play Sayre in the semifinals.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead on Woodford County in the third inning when Jacob Frazier walked and eventually scored on an error.
Their bats came alive in the fifth, though. Frazier, Nick Kavanaugh and Cory Mullins hit doubles, with Mullins' shot driving in two runs.
Woodford County pitchers helped fuel Madison Central's rally by issuing four walks.
"We stayed with the plan and kept battling," Roof said. "Pitching and defense have been there for us all year, and we got timely hitting today, too."
May 25, 2015