Summit baseball drubs Glenwood during the final spring stretch |

Summit baseball drubs Glenwood during the final spring stretch

Summit High School's Ricky Seltzer (22) is congratulated by teammate Ben Hull (16) after hitting a two-run home run against Glenwood Springs last season. Head coach Tom Looby is looking for another strong season despite losing seven seniors, including six starters like Seltzer.
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Baseball: The Summit boys baseball team continued to improve on an impressive season with two big wins over Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, April 23. The Tigers won both games in dramatic fashion coming back after trailing 4-3 and 5-4 in each respective game.

The first game of the day saw the Tigers down 4-3 in the last inning. Freshman Turner McDonald reached on an error with one out, and was brought in by Senior Ricky Seltzer with a game-tying triple. Seltzer would then score on a passed ball to complete the Summit comeback.

In the next game, Summit scored seven runs in the sixth innning to secure an 11-5 victory. Seltzer added to his efforts on the day by pitching four solid innings and knocking a home run out of the park in the second game before sophomore Andrew Shaw came on in relief to earn the win. With the victories last week the baseball team moved back up to second place in the Western Slope League with an in-conference record of 7-4 and an 11-4 record on the season.

Boys lacrosse: The boys lacrosse team beat Glenwood Springs 8-3 on Thursday, April 23. The team was led to victory by junior Wil Laidlaw who scored two goals in the Tiger victory.

The Tigers also played Battle Mountain at home on Saturday, April 25. Battle Mountain got out to a strong early start and proved too much for the Tigers who lost the game 9-2. The team will play their last game of the regular season on Tuesday, April 28 when they take on Aspen at 4 p.m. in Summit.

Girls lacrosse: The girls lacrosse team suffered two tough losses this week falling to Aspen 17-10 on Wednesday, April 22 and 13-10 against Palmer on Friday, April 24. The two losses pushed Summit’s record to 3-8 on the season with only two games left to play.

On Wednesday, April 29 Summit will take on Pine Creek at 4 p.m. for the girls’ last home game of the year before traveling to Valor Christian to finish out the season.

Girls soccer: After a close loss to Palisade on Tuesday, April 21 the Tigers went on to claim their first victory of the season, topping Glenwood Springs 3-1 on Thursday, April 23. Three different Tigers burried one in the back of the net, with goals by junior Geraldine Kalbermatten, freshman Haleigh Lecklitner and freshman Carly Cummings. The Tigers only gave up eight shots on goal in the performance as well with junior goalie Lexi Vanderhoeven making seven saves.

The girls played a makeup game against Rifle on Monday, April 28 and will finish out the season with two more road games against Buena Vista and Delta this week.

Track and field: Summit’s boys and girls track teams were amongst 59 teams who competed in the Liberty Bell Invitational on Friday, April 24. The boys team finished 32nd on the day and senior high jumper Zach Johnson was the only athlete with a top ten finish. He jumped six feet to come in sixth in the event won by Pine Creek senior Dionne Taylor.

The girls team came in 34th in the meet. A strong performance by the 4×800 relay team earned a fourth place finish in the relay with a time of 9:51.61. They were the only athletes to have a top five finish for Summit on the day. The team will travel to Grand Junction this weekend for a league meet before their final meet of the season at West Grand High School on May 9.

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