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Ledgerwood Glass returns to take coed softball title

David Pressgrove

The two-year rebuilding process paid off for the Ledgerwood Glass Craig Softball Association coed softball team as it returned to win the league’s regular season and post season tournament.

“We’d been working on bringing back a team after some time off,” Steve Ivers said. “We didn’t just want to have a team, we wanted to give a trophy to our sponsor.”

Ivers combined men from his men’s league team, Big O Tires/J.C. Penney, with eight women to put together a team that lost only twice throughout the season and defeated First National Bank of the Rockies, 16-9, in the title game.

“Probably the key to our success was the play of our ladies,” Ivers said. “They played huge and smart for us.”

One of those ladies was first-year Ledgerwood player Ragan Neil.

“We had a lot of fun but also still wanted to win,” she said. “The team really helped us feel welcome when it was our first year.”

Neil and her husband, Archie, came to Craig a little more than two years ago and they had played on a competitive traveling softball team before.

“This was pretty low key compared to what we had played in before,” she said. “It was a nice change to what we were used to.”

Ledgerwood Glass was a team that competed every year for the coed title in the 1990s and Ivers said he hopes the team as well as the league continues to grow.

“The coed league is the only one growing right now,” he said. “I hope that the laid-back approach in the league can keep attracting teams.”

With 14 teams in the league, it was split into two divisions. The Bank of Colorado team The B-Division was won.

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