Class 4A state tournament team capsules
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.