Glenwood adult softball program undergoes some changes for 2012 |

Glenwood adult softball program undergoes some changes for 2012

Staff Report
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is tweaking its adult softball program for the 2012 summer season.

The biggest change: Gone is a two-season format and in is one longer season.

“The reason we made these changes are because we are able to generate more revenue in terms of soccer rentals in the spring and late summer by going to one long extended season and we are trying to cut down on the amount of weather related cancellations early on in the season,” Athletics and Fitness Coordinator Mary Wilch said.

Men’s and co-ed leagues will run from May 7-Aug. 10. The department’s women’s league will run May 30-Aug. 8.

Previously, the city ran its leagues in two sessions, with a mid-summer break separating them.

Also new for 2012, co-ed D league teams will be required to use only the recreation department’s provided 31-inch bat. This is to ensure the league remains at a lower competition level. Co-ed C league teams may continue to use their own 31-inch bats if they like.

“We did this to encourage the less competitive teams to stay in the less competitive league to make it a more even playing field,” Wilch said.

The season will end with single-elimination tournaments at the conclusion of regular season play on a Saturday or Sunday in mid-August.

As always, games will be played at Two Rivers and Sayre parks.

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