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2014 Record

16-7 Overall

13-1 Conference

Welcome to the home of the Silver Creek High School Raptors Softball Squad.  Silver Creek is located in South West corner of Longmont, Colorado and is part of the always tough 4A Northern Conference. The Raptors have enjoyed conference championships in 2010, 2011 and 2014, with 5 straight appearances at state, 9 straight seasons in regionals, and have hosted a region 4 out of the last 5 years.

Silver Creek comes from behind in wild 6th inning to top Longmont

September 22, 2015, Raptor News Wire

Heading into Tuesday’s meeting, the Raptors owned a 13-1 record vs. Longmont since 2007.  In 2007,  the Trojans won 5-4 after scoring 5 unearned runs,  and since then it has been all Silver Creek, although not always easy.  The following season, in 2008, the Raptors needed 8 innings to beat Longmont 7-6, and in 2013 and 2014 they squeaked out 4-3 wins.  Tuesday’s meeting ended up being the same type of game. Longmont strung together some timely hits to hold the lead 5-2 going into the 6th inning, while the Raptors had only garnered 3 hits, and with the struggles, the offense tried to play the short game, but in 5 bunt attempts, were only able to get one in play against pitcher Hali Walters.  The Raptors showed fight in the bottom of the 6th however.  Rebecca Dunn led off with a single, followed by a four pitch walk to Sheyann Ludwig.  Dana Dwyer then blasted a double to the fence with 2 strikes on her to plate one run to cut the lead to 5-3.  After a strikeout, Jetta Nannen blasted a hard ground ball for a bad hop single to plate another to make it 5-4.  With runner’s on second and third, Emma Flynn dropped a bunt down for a infield single to load the bases.  After a second strikeout, Makenna Wright came to the plate and drew a walk in a 7 pitch at bat on a 3-2 count to push the tying run across the plate.  Freshman Kayla Harper stepped in to the dish and hit a towering fly ball down the left field line.  The left fielder struggled with the read and the ball dropped inside the foul line for a bases clearing triple to give the Raptors a come from behind 8-5 victory.  Dana Dwyer was player of the day with a 2-3 outing and 2 RBI’s as well as the victory in the circle.

The JV squad dismantled the opposition winning 15-0. Helped by 3 RBI’s from Morgan Cook, and a 2 for 2 day with 2 doubles and 5 RBI’s from Becca Gruner, as Brooke Wager pitched a 1 hit shutout to run her record to 4-0 on the season.

The Raptors play Thursday at Boulder

Silver Creek Raptors 8, Longmont Trojans 5

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 15, Longmont Trojans (JV) 0

Silver Creek evens out a week of opposites vs. Berthoud

September 19, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors struggled on Thursday to do anything right against rival Mountain View.  4 hits as a squad,  5 defensive miscues led to a 11-1 loss in uncharacteristic fashion.  Saturday morning things started looking the same way after 3 errors and a home run in the first inning.  They corrected the course of things rapidly on Saturday topping Berhoud 8-3 however with the help of Rebecca Dunn’s 4-4 day at the plate.  Dana Dwyer went the distance surrendering just 6 hits on the day, and the Raptors sealed the deal in the 5th leading 5-3,  when Emma Flynn blasted a 3 run homer to left center field.  Silver creek now heads down the backside of it’s conference schedule starting Tuesday with Longmont at home.

The Raptors play a big game Tuesday vs. Longmont

Silver Creek Raptors 1, Mountain View Mountain Lions 11

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 5, Mountain View Mountain Lions (JV) 12

Silver Creek Raptors 8, Berthoud Spartans 3

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 11,  Berthoud Spartans (JV) 8

Silver Creek blasts Centaurus in hunt for conference title

September 16, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors played clean defense and pounded out 15 hits enroute to their 11th straight win over Centaurus on Wednesday 14-3.  Sheyann Ludwig was 4 for 5 with 3 doubles, Kayla Harper 3 for 5 with a double and a triple, Keni Wright added a 2 for 3 day with a triple and Rebecca Dunn was 2 for 2.  Rebecca Gruner notched the win for her first career Varsity win.  On the JV side after a 1-2 record last weekend, the Raptors won 18-0 helped by Bailey Beavers and her 3 RBI’s on the day.

The Raptors play a big game tomorrow at Mountain View

Silver Creek Raptors 14, Centaurus Warriors 3

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 18, Centaurus Warriors (JV) 0

Silver Creek split against Loveland squad, JV still undefeated

September 10, 2015, Raptor News Wire

Sloppy defense led to an 8-7 loss against Mountain View on Wednesday, but the Raptors got back on track playing solid defense in a 8-3 win against Thompson Valley on Thursday.   The JV squad won both games, defeating Mtn. View on Wednesday and winning 7-6 on Thursday.

The JV squad is in action Saturday while Varsity resumes conference play next week.

Silver Creek Raptors 7, Mountain View Mountain Lions 8

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 8, Mountain View Mountain Lions (JV) 3

Silver Creek Raptors 8, Thompson Valley Eagles 3

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 7, Thompson Valley Eagles (JV) 6

Silver Creek rolls back in conference play

September 8, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors promptly got back to work Tuesday in conference play beating Northridge 17-4. 15 hits helped ensure the victory as several players had multi-hit games including Dana Dwyer’s complete game performance.

On the JV side, 4 triples by the team led to a 16-1 win, with Lucy Scott firing a 1 hitter while striking out 7.

The Raptors play tomorrow in a big match up against rival Mountain View who is also 4-0 in conference play at Silver Creek

Silver Creek Raptors 17, Northridge Grizzlies 4

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 16, Northridge Grizzlies (JV) 1

Silver Creek defense struggles during Erie tournament….

September 7, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors salvaged a 1-2-1 record during the weekend Erie tournament, but continue to struggle on the defensive  and base running side to ensure wins.  In the last 5 games, of the 38 runs given up,  22 have been unearned, leading to a 2-2-1 record during that time.  

Creek started off the weekend playing an all around poor game on Thursday night dropping a lose to Pomona 11-1, despite their offense garnering 9 hits.  On Friday, once again the offense was a high point, but defensively they struggled all game long.  Down 6-2 vs. the Pueblo West Cyclones, the offense came from behind to take a 7-6 lead into the bottom of the 7th, before Pueblo tied things in the 7th.

On Saturday,  the Raptors also took a 5-4 lead late in the game, but let things slip to lose to Ralston Valley 9-5, but were able to salvage a victory in the last game of the weekend 4-1 vs. Pueblo South.

On the weekend the squad hit .419 as a team on the weekend, which would bode well for a record better than 1-2-1. Particularly since the opposition only hit .272 vs. the Raptors pitching staff who had a WHIP of 1.33 on the weekend.  Leaders were Dana Dwyer (7-10), Kayla Harper (7-11), Sheyann Ludwig (6-10) and Rebecca Dunn (3-6) to pace the offense, but defensively the squad committed 11 errors in 4 games fielding at an .894 clip.  

The Raptors head back into conference play this week with games Tuesday (Northrdige), Wednesday (Mountain View) and Thursday (Thompson Valley).

Silver Creek Raptors 1, Ponmona Panthers 11

Silver Creek Raptors 7, Pueblo West Cylones 7

Silver Creek Raptors 5, Ralston Valley Mustangs 9

Silver Creek Raptors 4, Pueblo South Colts 1

Top 6 Single Season performances of All time……

August 31, 2015, Raptor News Wire

As the Raptors head into the 2015 campaign, it’s another season of players setting and breaking records in the book, and the tradition started 9 years after the 2007 team turned the corner for the program, the Raptor News Service has come up with the 5 most influential single season performances for our readers.  Several players came close to cracking the top five,  including Rachel Olson, Macy Child, Devin Aubry, Keegan Wergin, Katelyn Strub, Haille Weber, Sheyann Ludwig and Cassie Jones.  Here are the top 6 seasons of all time:

6.  Rachel Olson - 2011 - 3rd Base,  After a big 2010 season at 2nd base, Olson had a bigger one in 2011 after moving to a new position at 3rd base.  She hit .494 with 36 runs, 42 hits (3rd most all time), 29 RBI’s, 8 Doubles and 4 home runs, including 6 stolen bases, while hitting .465 with runners in scoring position with 35 putouts and 40 assists.

5.  Shelby Keil - 2011 – Short Stop,  Hit .500 with 29 Runs, 37 hits, 32 RBI’s 11 Doubles, 1 Triple, 6 Homers as well as 12 walks.  Hit an incredible .658 with Runner’s in scoring position.  Keil’s 2012 season almost made the list, but 2011 was her standout year with 18 extra base hits and converting in the clutch all season as she anchored the Short Stop position.  Include 50 putouts and 48 assists, and it puts her on the list at #5.  Keil goes down as possibly the single most talented player in program history.

4.  Mackenzie Wergin - 2010 - Short Stop, Hit .393 which might seem a lower number than some other top 5,  but factor in she faced some of the toughest pitching in 2010 that Silver Creek hitters have ever faced with a deep conference full of pitching talent during this season, and that she performed in big situations, it was clearly in the top 5.  She scored 32 runs hitting out of the lead off spot in 2010, with 33 hits, 17 RBI’s, 10 doubles, 7 triples and 3 homers, stole 9 bases, and hit .455 with runner’s in scoring postion and added 46 Putouts and 56 Assists.  

3.  Kerry Brundage - 2010 - Catcher,  Top off this season by winning conference player of the year and by hitting a walk off homer in regionals to send Silver Creek to state off South Carolina bound Nickie Blue, to give her 11 homers on the season.  Add 31 runs, 33 hits, 40 RBI’s (single season record) as well as 7 doubles and 2 triples and your have a power season for the ages as she slugged at 1.013, while hitting .444 with runners in scoring position. While fielding at a .977 clip.

2.  Dana Dwyer - 2014 - Pitcher, No doubt Dwyer had the best freshman season of all time, not playing like one at all.  Was the most consistent hitter all season which turned into leading the team to a conference title turning in a 16-7 performance in the circle, and hitting .563 with 25 runs, 45 Hits and 39 RBI’s on top of her 12 doubles and homer with 7 walks. She also hit .542 with runners in scoring position and finished second in conference player of the year voting.

1.  Elise Dugwyler - 2011 - Catcher, “Duggy’s” senior season was one for the ages that may stand for some time.  She hit .602 on the season, helped by hitting almost .700 in the postseason when things get tougher, and winning Conference Player of the year.  On top of her .602 average (an all time best), she also holds the record for the most runs scored in a season (47), and hits (50).  31 RBI’s, 15 Doubles, 6 Triples, 6 Homers, 8 Walks, and 9 stolen bases added to her case, leading to a 1.145 slugging percentage with a .628 OBP and she hit .643 with runners in scoring position. Recorded 80 putouts and 12 assists in fielding at a .977 clip on the season.

Raptors make it 5 straight against the Cougars and counting….

September 1, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors haven’t lost to Niwot since 2012, there have been some wild games, but with 4 straight wins over Niwot, the Raptors took the field with a really young squad Tuesday to make it 5 straight.  With a squad made up of a lot of youth, and not much Varsity experience even among upper classmen, it was the first big test of 2015.  Factoring in, Seniors Sheyann Ludwig and Hope Fletcher, as well as Casey Wagner are the only players returning this year that started every game last season offensively,  Silver Creek has been looking to 7-8 other players with limited or no Varsity experience to carry the load this season.  

They didn’t disappoint in a wild game where they pounded out 14 hits en-route to a 13-9 win over Niwot.  Creek struck in the first when Ludwig hit the first pitch of the game for a triple down the right field line and scored on a sac bunt by Casey Wagner, but promptly fell behind in the bottom of the first after two lead off walks from Jetta Nannen and a single and sac fly.  The Raptors jumped back up scoring 5 in the third with 2 walks, 3 hits and 2 doubles.  Defensive woes struck Creek in the 3rd as they committed 2 errors and had 2 passed balls allowing Niwot to tie things 6-6.

In the 5th inning, two hits and a fielding error allowed Niwot to take a 9-6 lead as the Raptors appeared to be unerved a bit, however, the staple of Silver Creek has been to battle til the end and they made good on that tradition.  In the 6th Emma Flynn led off with a double and scored on a Rebecca Dunn double, followed by yet another double by Ludwig to close the gap to 9-8.

In the 7th Keni Wright reached on an error.  Emma Flynn singled to put runners at 1st and 2nd with 1 out.  Hope Fletcher bunted them to 2nd and 3rd, and the load fell to Junior Rebecca Dunn with 2 outs.  She pushed a slap hit through the right side to score 2 runs to give the Raptors the lead 10-9.  After a walk to Ludwig, Casey Wagner blasted a 3 run shot over the center field wall to push the lead to 13-9.  Nannen avoided trouble in the 7th to ensure the 13-10 win.  

The JV game was all Silver Creek as the Raptors won 27-2.  Maya Amidon had a 4-4 day as did Mallory Granger.  Morgan Cook was 5 for 5, Lee Ann Kuckuk 4 for 4 and Anna Raehal 2 for 2 as the Raptors rolled over the competition.  The Raptors pounded out 25 hits in the effort.

The Raptors will go back to the diamond on Thursday at the Erie Tournament of Champions Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week.

Silver Creek Raptors 13, Niwot Cougars 10

Silver Creek Raptors(JV) 27, Niwot Cougars(JV) 2

Nannen and Gruner dominate Panthers

August 27, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The coaching staff may be excited about the offense that shows signs of being formidable, but the story for the second game in a row has been the Raptors pitching staff and defense so far.  While the defense two games in, is playing at .963 clip, the pitchers have set a tone.  Thursday was no different as Jetta Nannen and Becca Gruner combined on a 1 hit shutout for the home opener facing the minimum amount of hitters thanks to a 5th inning double play.  Nannen had a perfect game going through 4 innings before being lifted while striking out 5.  At the plate, Rebecca Dunn had a 2-2 day with an RBI, and Dana Dwyer added two hits with 3 RBI’s.

The Raptors will go back to the diamond on Tuesday at Niwot before the Erie Tournament of Champions Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week.

Silver Creek Raptors 12, Boulder Panthers 0

Raptors have another successful opening day…..

August 25, 2015, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors tasted success on opening day, by winning for the 9th straight season on opening day vs. cross town rival Longmont 7-1.  After Sheyann Ludwig and Casey Wagner banged out hits to lead off the game, the Raptors came away successfully in the first inning plating 2 to take a two run lead.  3 hits, a walk and a fielding error garnered 4 more in the second with the Raptors taking a 6 run lead.  

The bats went silent from then on, but Sophomore Dana Dwyer held it up by throwing a shutout until the 7th.  In the 7th, the Raptors scored an insurance run after Casey Wagner reached on error, stole second and later scored on a wild pitch.  A solo home run with two outs in the 7th was all the Trojans could muster as the Raptors ran the series to a 13-1 advantage dating back to 2007.  Sheyann Ludwig was the player of the game going 2 for 4 and playing stellar defense at Short Stop.

The JV squad jumped all over the Trojans JV squad winning 14-2.  Lucy Scott was sharp giving up 0 earned runs while striking out 5 and blasting a two run shot to help her cause, while Morgan Cook was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles.  Brooke Wager added a 1 for 1 day with 2 RBI’s, a walk and HBP and was lights out behind the plate.

Lucy Scott was player of the game earning the win and hitting her two run shot.  The Raptors will play on Thursday at home vs. Boulder in a Varsity only contest.  

Silver Creek Raptors 7, Longmont Trojans 1

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 14, Longmont Trojans (JV) 2

Raptors stifled by  Ponderosa at State Tournament

October 17, 2014, Raptor News Wire

Dana Dwyer continued her tear in 2014 going 3 for 4 at the plate at her first state tourney as a freshman, and also threw 8 2/3 inning only giving up 2 runs, but the rest of the Raptor offense struggled all day in a tough 2-1 loss to Ponderosa in the 1st round of the state tourmament.  The Raptors end at 16-7 with a 3rd conference title heading into the post season

Silver Creek Raptors 1, Ponderosa Mustangs 2

Raptors capture 3rd conference title on record setting day

October 2, 2014, Raptor News Wire

There were two many highlights offensively on Thursday to point out as the Raptors pounded out a single game record 24 hits, enroute to their 3rd conference title in 5 years.  Every Raptor starter had at least 2 hits on the day as the Silver Creek Raptors will now wait until Sunday to see what seed they draw for Regionals in the post season

Silver Creek Raptors 22, Centaurus Warriors 8

On Senior Day, Freshman Dwyer has a big day on march to title

October 1, 2014, Raptor News Wire

On Senior day, the Raptors said goodbye to their seniors for the last home game of the season.  Seniors Maggie Riddervold, Summer Breese, Reiley Eustler, Katelyn  Strub, Jesse Lester, Alicia Pressler, Cassie Jones, and Haille Weber played the last game at Silver Creek’s home field in their careers.  On a cold blustery day it was Freshman Dana Dwyer that shined brightest however as the she threw a complete game shut out, facing only one hitter over the minimum that selaed the deal.  She also added a 3 for 3 day with 4 RBI’s, a double and a walk to make a statement. Senior Haille Weber also stole 3 bases and scored 4 runs on the day.

The JV squad dropped a game to the Mead Mavericks 12-5

Silver Creek Raptors 10, Boulder Panthers 0

Raptors take another step towards conference title

September 30, 2014, Raptor News Wire

The Raptors jumped up 4-0 in a monumental game vs. Thompson Valley in their hunt for the conference title Tuesday, but after 3 fielding errors in the bottom of the 1st, things looked hairy as they entered the 2nd tied 4-4.  Defensive miscues by Thompson Valley and timely hitting put the game away early as the Raptors lead 11-4 heading to the 7th. Two late runs closed the gap to 11-6, but the Raptors prevailed. To win the conference title the Raptors need to defeat Centaurus(6-12), and Boulder (2-15), teams which they are 10-0 against all time to snare the crown.  Reiley Eutsler had a big day going 3 for 4 with a Triple, Cassie Jones added a 3 for 5 day scoring 3 runs and stealing 2 bases, and Dana Dwyer helped her cause with 2 doubles and 3 RBI’s

On the JV side the Raptors lost 17-12 with the free passes biting them.  Morgan Cook  and Bailey Graham were both 2 for 3 on the day as was Summer Breese who was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s

Silver Creek Raptors 11, Thompson Valley Eagles 6

Silver Creek Raptors (JV) 12, Thompson Valley Eagles (JV) 17

Raptors down Lions 13-3 to take conference lead

September 27, 2014, Raptor News Wire

On the 11th of September in a rain soaked game, the Raptors tried to atone for a 12-2 loss to Mountain View.  The took a 7-1 lead in that game before it was suspended.  Since that time the Lions continued to dominate coming into the makeup with a 15-1 record, only dropping a close game to Niwot 4-3.  The Raptors had played the short game in the first half, but in part 2, they turned the bats lose adding 6 runs in the make up game in 2 innings to run rule the Lions 13-3 and take the lead in the conference.  With a 10-1 conference record, they hold a ½ game lead on the Lions who are 10-2.  The Raptors next three opponents, they hold a 21-2 record against all time, but need to focus to win out to ensure a conference crown.  Casey Wagner had a 2 for 2 day with 4 RBI’s and a double, and Dana Dwyer one her 11th game, going 2 for 2 with 3 RBI’s.  The Raptors forced 4 errors, bunted 5 times successfully, hit two sacrifice flies, and earned 7 free passes to go with their nine hits.  

Silver Creek Raptors 13, Mountain View Mountain Lions 3