Tigers commit 16 errors, drop doubleheader
DENVER – At least they were finally able to play outside. Other than that, the season-opening doubleheader against Denver East was a forgettable one for the Summit High School baseball team.The Tigers dropped both ends of the twinbill Saturday, losing 7-3 and 16-6. The second game was shortened to five innings in the bitter, gray, 40-degree cold.Summit committed seven errors in the first seven-inning game, and nine in the second game. The 16 combined miscues left SHS co-head coach Gary Green shaking his head.”First time outside, and it showed with our outfield and some pretty poor situational things with our infield,” Green said. “The best I can say is we now have a list of the things we need to work on.”Junior righthander Justin Green took the loss in the first game, though only one of the seven runs he gave up was earned. He struck out two and have up six hits in five innings, before senior Taylor Mack finished up.In the second contest, sophomore southpaw Scott Campbell took the loss despite shouldering the unfortunate burden of eight unearned runs. He yielded 11 hits in his three innings, striking out two. Ryan Eberhart and Jordan Sitkoski both tossed an inning in relief of Campbell.Sitkoski, a freshman who got the start at third base, went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI in his first high school contest. Aside from that, however, the Tigers managed just two other hits.In the second game junior second baseman Sean Linfield led the offensive attack, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Summit scattered seven hits in five innings, but couldn’t string together enough of them to keep up with East.Mack finished the day 2-for-5 with an RBI.”In the second game you could start to see our guys catch up with the pitching,” Gary Green said, noting the Tigers have been taking most of their swings off a tee thus far and couldn’t pull the trigger often enough on Saturday.”A lot of called strikes on us today,” Green said.The Tigers will get another chance on Tuesday when they travel to Manual for a 3:30 p.m. game.Devon O’Neil can be contacted at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13630, or at email@example.com.
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