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DENVER – Blame it on opening day.The Summit High School baseball team showed promise in its season opener at Skyview on Thursday, but four errors in the field and two critical missed scoring opportunities at the plate prevented the Tigers from averting a 6-3 loss.Despite the defeat, SHS coach John Padjen said, “Our kids were really upbeat after the game. We walked away with a lot of positives.”After Skyview, which has been practicing outdoors for a month, jumped out to a 2-0 first-inning lead, Summit rebounded with a run of its own in the fourth to cut it in half. Senior Kylor Dossett’s infield single scored his classmate Garrison Green, who got on with a walk.Skyview (1-0) made it 3-1 in the fifth, then put the game away with three more runs, all unearned, in the sixth. Green knocked in freshman Scott Campbell in the seventh, and Addem Goodell scored on an error, but it was too little, too late. Senior Dan Pringle’s liner to center with a runner on base was somehow snared, ending the game.Southpaw Eric Nilsson tossed five solid innings in defeat for the Tigers, striking out two and giving up just one earned run. Dossett struck out two and gave up three unearned runs in one inning of work.Summit might have had a chance, but couldn’t score with bases loaded and nobody out in the first, then with two runners in scoring position and one out in the third.”It was just a case of missed opportunities,” said Padjen, whose team has been limited mainly to indoor practices.The Tigers get another crack at it on Saturday in a doubleheader with Denver East.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 231, or at

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