Class 4A state tournament team capsules

Silver Creek Raptors

2016 record: 18-4

Regional performance: Lost 8-6 to Air Academy in Region 7 championship but beat Windsor twice (9-2 and 8-4) to qualify.

Outlook: Silver Creek's seventh straight tournament appearance begins with an area foe as the No. 11 Raptors face No. 6 seed Frederick in Friday's first round. It pits a pair of teams that have only played twice in recent history (2009 and 2014). ... With 30 home runs among nine players, the Raptors pack a punch. They hit six homers during regional play, including two apiece from Jetta Nannen and Dana Dwyer. ... In all, Silver Creek has 254 runs (fourth in Colorado) to its credit. Nannen has knocked in 40 of those. ... Dwyer, Nannen and Kendra Green are control pitchers who can get a strikeout when they need it. ... Silver Creek will be look for at least a quarterfinals appearance for the second consecutive season.




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