Steamboat Springs Friday wasn’t much.
And the most important thing was the Summit Extreme 13-and-under baseball team knew that.
But in tournaments such as the USSSA Colorado State Championship, teams just do what they do on opening day. The team, composed of Steamboat Springs and Summit County players, won, 15-0, on Friday against Alameda.
Knowing it might take as many as eight games to come away with a state championship, the five-inning affair Friday was a relief.
“Everybody on the team got one hit,” Steamboat coach Tim Bishop said. “We had one strike out on the game against us.”
The numbers from the game were inconsequential because the Extreme aren’t looking for a silver medal. But considering it was the first day of the tournament, Bishop was pleased.
“Our goal in pool play was not to give up any runs,” Bishop said. “Sunday is what we’re looking at. We gave up one hit and no errors.”
Thomas DeBonville and Spencer Peterson got two hits, and Ben Hull had three hits.
DeBonville, Hull and Peterson combined on the one-hitter.
Now, the team prepares to get out of pool play. The 40-team field will be broken down into four team pools. Pool play will run through today, with the top 20 teams bracketed for a single-elimination tournament Sunday.
Steamboat continues play at 8 a.m. today against Windsor.