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Summit baseball falls in first round of Montrose tourney

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Summit County, Colorado

Some untimely errors in the field led to a disappointing 11-3 loss for the Summit High baseball team Friday.

The Tigers braved some stormy weather to get to the first game of the Montrose Tournament but didn’t have an answer for their opponent from Olathe High School.

“After a long, arduous drive from Summit County, we came out a little rusty in the field,” SHS head coach Tom Looby said. “We had some pretty good pitching, though.”

Blaze Walker and Wolf Virostek each pitched three innings in the game. Walker gave up just four earned runs, while Virostek had only one.

Despite the efforts of the young Summit pitchers, the Tigers just couldn’t muster up enough offense to make up for their mistakes in the field.

Walker led Summit with two hits in the game, including a two-run shot for his first home run of the season.

Sophomore catcher Gabe Stuhr also had a hit for the Tigers.

“They didn’t give up, though,” Looby said. “They played hard all the way to the end and kept fighting.”

Summit (1-2) plays again this morning with an 8:30 matchup with Alamosa. The Tigers will also play again at some point in the afternoon depending on how the first game goes.

Looby said his team doesn’t need to fix much to be prepared for this morning’s game.

“We just have to tighten up our defense,” the coach said. “We had too many errors and we need to tighten that up a bit.”

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