Offense vanishes vs. Conifer for SHS baseball |

Offense vanishes vs. Conifer for SHS baseball

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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

WHEAT RIDGE ” Two days after showing signs of offensive promise against Golden, the Summit High School baseball team reverted to its struggling ways at the plate against Conifer, losing to the Lobos 10-0 in a game shortened to six innings Wednesday.

The Tigers (1-8, 0-3 Jeffco League) managed just four hits despite the fact that Conifer’s hurler was nothing special, according to SHS co-coach Jeff Jackson.

“The other team’s pitcher looked like he should’ve been starting JV, and we couldn’t touch him,” Jackson said. “It was sad. He was probably throwing 50 (mph), tops.”

Senior Addem Goodell started on the mound for the Tigers and went 4 1/3 innings, giving up eight hits and eight runs, all earned. Elliot Cochran relieved him and finished up the final 1 2/3 innings for Summit, yielding two runs, both unearned.

The Tigers made only two errors in the field, which was the shining light to an otherwise difficult day, Jackson said.

Seniors Justin Green and Sean Linfield each went 1-for-3 after posting solid days against Golden, and freshman center fielder Tucker Limbruner rapped a line-drive single in his first career varsity at-bat.

The Tigers dressed only 11 players Wednesday and had to call off the JV game because a number of athletes have either quit the team recently or stopped showing up to practice on a consistent enough basis to merit traveling with the squad, Jackson said.

“With so few dudes on the team it’s hard to discipline ’em,” Jackson said.

The Tigers try for win No. 2 Saturday at Elizabeth.

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