Campbell, Tigers knock off Manual for first win |

Campbell, Tigers knock off Manual for first win

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DENVER – It didn’t work out for Scott Campbell on the mound Wednesday. He made up for it at the plate.The Summit High School sophomore lasted just three innings as the Tigers’ starting pitcher against Manual, but took out any frustration he might have felt on the Thunderbolts’ hurlers. Campbell went 2-for-4 with four RBIs, including the game-winner in the top of the seventh inning, as Summit got its first win of the young season, 8-7.Manual (0-3) cracked three home runs – back-to-back shots off Campbell, then a three-run blast off Taylor Mack. Still, the scrappy Tigers (1-2) didn’t let the long balls intimidate them.”As we got later in the innings, the kids had confidence that they could play good ball,” Padjen said. “I was impressed. Our kids didn’t put their heads down. You just saw it in their eyes that they knew they could play with Manual.”Mack got the win in relief of Justin Green, who tossed two innings after replacing Campbell. Mack struck out one in two innings and yielded one run.In addition to Campbell, Summit got a lift at the plate from Sean Linfield (1-for-3, two runs, two RBIs), Elliott Cochran (2-for-3, a run and an RBI) and Billy Barto (RBI double). Linfield walked, stole second, then scored the winning run on Campbell’s seventh-inning single.The Tigers committed six errors on Wednesday – including four in the first inning – to bring their season total to 22 in three games. That should be high on the list of things to work on this weekend at the Montrose tournament, when Summit plays three games, one Friday afternoon and two on Saturday.

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