Class 4A state tournament team capsules

Erie Tigers

2016 record: 21-0

Regional performance: Beat Montrose 12-0 and Berthoud 10-0 for Region 1 title.

Outlook: With its unblemished record so far in 2016, the Tigers have won 35 of their past 36 games and enter the 4A tournament as the No. 1 seed. That means a first-round matchup against No. 16 Pueblo South. ... Erie has outscored opponents by a 216-27 count, and 12 of those runs allowed came against Broken Arrow, Okla. early in the year. It is riding a streak of just one run allowed in five games. ... Those numbers start with pitching, where Rio Sanchez has a 0.74 ERA with 211 strikeouts in 114 innings (she has walked just 28). The Tigers have been solid defensively, too. ... Offensively, six players on the roster have at least 22 RBI and four full-timers are better than .403. ... Freshman Kat Sackett has been spectacular (.352 BA, team-leading six home runs). ... Erie last won state in 2010, its 11th time in the sport.




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