Softball Tournament Cancelled
The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs' hastily assembled softball tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday in Grand Junction was just as hastily cancelled Friday as Colorado's notoriously unpredictable weather struck again.
Originally forecast as a 30 percent chance of snow with no appreciable accumulations for this weekend in Grand Junction, the latest projections are now showing as much as three inched of snowfall Friday night with an addition 2-4 inches on Saturday.
Reluctantly but wisely, officials at Mesa State opted to cancel the event. The UCCS made it to the bus but not off campus when coach Scott Peterson received the call.
The irony is that it was weather that caused the ad hoc tournament to be put together in the first place. Both Adams State and Mesa State were scheduled to play in a RMAC / Northern Sun crossover tournament in Kearney, neb., this weekend. When snow caused the cancellation of that tournament on Monday, Mesa State coach Kris Mort worked furiously to put the three-team round-robin together on very short notice.
Unfortunately, it was to no avail.
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