SHS ends league season with a bang |

SHS ends league season with a bang

SILVERTHORNE – The Summit High School softball team finished its Jeffco League season with a win in the wind Tuesday against Jefferson.

The Tigers trounced the last-place Saints 14-1 despite a short delay caused by overpowering gusts of wind. The game was called in the fifth inning when the rain came.

The Tigers compiled a 4-5 record in their first year in the Class 4A Jeffco League (sixth place out of ten teams). They are 8-9 overall going into their last two games – nonleague contests this week against Aspen and Eagle Valley. The playoffs begin with districts Oct. 8.

“At the beginning of the season, I thought we were in the middle of the pack,” said Summit coach Shelly Koehler, “and that’s where we ended up.”

The team found that the major difference between the Jeffco League and the Metro League, in which it played previously, is the depth and quality of the pitching and defense.

Summit didn’t get many runs handed to it this season.

“The Jeffco has established itself as a tough league,” Koehler said. “You’re not gonna get frustrated pitchers who are going to walk 8 to 10 people. They have established programs.”

This year allowed Summit to establish itself in the league, no matter what happens in the postseason.

“I think it’s a perfect spot for us,” Koehler said. “We surprised some teams this year and I think we’ll be surprising next year.”

The seedings and location for the district tournament will not be determined until after the season ends this weekend. The top two teams from each district move on to regionals, where Summit was knocked out last year.

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