SHS baseball takes home first league win |

SHS baseball takes home first league win

The Summit High School baseball team got back on track Friday with their first league win, defeating Jefferson 14-9.

Trailing by three runs in the fifth inning, the Tigers suddenly showed the offensive spark that has been absent for weeks. Casey Anderson tied it up with a three-run homer, and the Tigers had 16 hits and nine runs in the final three innings.

“The game just turned around in the fifth,” said coach John Padjen.

Anderson was 3-4 on the day with three stolen bases, and Garrison Green went 2-3 with a double and three RBIs. Other offensive standouts included Ryan Norton, Drew Arnesen, and Cole Denckla, who each went 2-3.

Norton was credited with the win after pitching five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven and giving up four runs (two earned). Starting pitcher Eric Nilson gave up five runs (three earned).

The Tigers are now 1-4 in the Jeffco League and 2-8 overall. They face off with Conifer at All Star Park today at 11 a.m.

Bad clearing loses game

for SHS soccer

ENGLEWOOD – It was a clear day in Englewood for the Summit High School girls soccer team to play its scheduled game against Englewood High School Friday, but misclears cost the Tigers. They went down 5-0.

“All five goals resulted in misclears,” said Summit coach Charlie Krupanszky. “We had some excellent chances in the first half, which, it was nice to see us playing strong. But, I don’t know if it was the storm or the weather that upset our rhythm in terms of the edge of our game. The teams down (in the Front Range), including Englewood, had some chances to practice in the nice weather. Soccer is a game where you have to concentrate well the whole time to stay with it.”

Englewood scored six minutes into the game on a bad clear from Summit, then again in the 24th minute in a similar situation. Krupanszky said, despite the clearing problems, the game was even going into the half, but Englewood came on strong in the second half, scoring three more goals, including a header after a scramble.

“Englewood has always been a solid team,” Krupanszky said. “They’re probably going to the playoffs. This game knocked us out of the playoffs for this year, but we’re still a young team. Our lone senior was off at a youth training (Friday), so we had all juniors, sophomores and freshmen out there. The team, when we’re losing, doesn’t like to think of that immediately. But, in retrospect, it’s a nice baseline for next year.”

The Tigers are 1-5-1 in their league and hold a 1-9-1 overall record. The team takes on Golden Monday in a make-up game.

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