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.