Summit Tigers baseball team loses 2nd game of season to Elizabeth, 14-4
Although the Summit High School boys baseball team dropped its second game to Elizabeth High School on Tuesday, March 22, the team has won three of its past five games, including the team’s first league win over Rifle High School on Saturday, March 19, when the Tigers took down the Bears, 7-3.
On Tuesday, the Summit Tigers traveled to Elizabeth to take on the 0-2 Cardinals.
The Tigers got off to a great start at the the top of the first inning after the team was able to bring in two runs to begin the game. However, the Cardinals answered the Tigers’ early scoring streak by producing nine points in the bottom of the first inning.
The Cardinals brought in runs off pitchers Tanner Gray and Jack Taylor, who both split the opening inning. Gray was first up to the pitcher’s mound for the Tigers, walking three of the Cardinals’ batters and allowing four earned runs. The Cardinals bats continued to be productive with Taylor on the mound as the team continued to score, leaving the Tigers down by seven to start the second inning of the game.
The high-scoring first inning by the Cardinals seemed to slow down the Tigers. Summit did not step across home plate again until the top of the fifth inning. During that time, the Cardinals scored two more runs in the bottom of the second inning to put Elizabeth up 11-2.
The Tigers produced two runs in the top of the fifth to bring the score to 11-4, but the Cardinals matched the runs the Tigers brought in to increase the teams lead to 13-4.
The Tigers best batting against the Cardinals came from junior Cassius Bradford and Taylor.
Bradford had three plate appearances in the game and had one hit and one run. Taylor also had three plate appearances to produce three hits and two runs batted in.
The Tigers were not able to end the game with any more runs, but the Cardinals brought in one more run to beat the Tigers, 14-4.
The loss moves Summit’s record to 3-2 as the team prepares for an away game against Canon City on Saturday, March 26. The first pitch is scheduled at 11 a.m.
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