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Summit baseball blanked by game Buffaloes squad

DEVON O'NEILsummit daily news

DENVER – For a group searching for its first win, the Summit High School baseball team didn’t have much go in its favor on Tuesday.Playing on the road, the Tigers had to deal with one of the top pitchers in the state’s 3A class as well as an umpire SHS coach John Padjen said didn’t call it both ways. It all resulted in Summit going down 10-0 to Bishop Machebeuf in a game that was shortened to five innings due to the lopsided score.The Tigers got just two hits in the loss, which dropped them to 0-7.”I don’t like to complain a lot,” Padjen said, “but we really didn’t have much chance.”Padjen said two of his team’s first three batters were called out on pitches near their shoetops, while his own hurler, southpaw Eric Nilsson, dealt with a strike zone that was “postage stamp-sized.”The Buffaloes’ starter also threw in the mid-80s with a buckling curveball, Padjen said.”When you’re going against that kind of pitcher with that type of strike zone, you might as well go up there with a sawed-off bat,” he said.Nilsson (0-3) gave up eight runs over 3 1/3 innings, though only four were earned. He struck out two before giving way to Justin Green for the final 2/3 of an inning.Kylor Dossett and Scott Campbell got Summit’s only two hits. Machebeuf improved to 4-0 and has outscored its opponents 62-1.The Tigers resume nonleague play today at 3:30 at Clear Creek, and although only 4A Jeffco League games will determine Summit’s postseason fate, Padjen said he’s really hoping to break into the win column.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 231, or at

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