SHS loses 12th straight game
summit daily news
EVERGREEN ” An unexpected fork in the road didn’t help the Summit High School baseball team Thursday.
Only hours after they found out their first home game of the year had been moved to a road matchup, the Tigers lost to Evergreen, 14-4, in five innings. It was the 12th straight defeat for Summit, which dropped to 1-14 and 0-8 in the 4A Jeffco League.
Ah, but there is good news on the horizon. After playing all 15 games away from the snowy confines they call home, the Tigers are expected to host their season finale at Kingdom Park in Breckenridge, Tuesday against Conifer. That game was postponed three days ago due to snow, but the forecast looks more favorable next week. SHS co-head coach Gary Green said he only found out Thursday morning that the afternoon’s game against Evergreen would not be played at Summit.
“I guess there were some problems getting the field chalked by the town of Breckenridge,” he said. “Hopefully they can get that squared away before Tuesday, because it would’ve been nice to play at home.”
As it was, the Tigers batted last but still had to travel. Justin Green took the loss on the mound, going two innings before giving way to Scott Campbell and, later, Jordan Sitkoski. Josh Kroening continues to hit well for Summit; Thursday he finished 2-for-2 with a run and two stolen bases. Ryan Eberhart, Sitkoski and Drew Arnesen scored Summit’s other runs, while Sean Linfield cracked a double.
It was the first game action in more than a month for Arnesen, a senior co-captain who was suspended for 30 days after violating team rules at an early season tournament. He walked and stole a base while splitting time between catcher and shortstop.
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