The hard work of developing softball players is a 12-month journey, but the wisest college programs do what they can add some unique stops along the way.
Triple Crown proudly offers a high-quality option Sept. 22-24 by hosting the Fall Colors College Clash, which welcomes a mix of 10 junior, community and small-college squads from three states to Fort Collins:
Adams State University (CO)-DII
Baker University (KS)-NAIA
Colby Community College (KS)
Colorado Christian University-DII
Colorado Mesa University-DII
Northeastern Junior College (CO)
North Platte Community College (NE)
Trinidad State Junior College (CO)
Western Nebraska Community College (NE)
York College (NE)-NAIA
Teams get a four-game guarantee, and it’s a chance for programs with players from Northern Colorado to come home and show their skills off to family and friends. Several teams are coming off excellent finishes from the spring, including Colorado Mesa, which went 48-8 last season and reached the final game of the NCAA South Central Regional. Colby had a record of 30-19 a season ago, and Trinidad State was 38-24.
The schedule features games at Fossil Creek Park (5821 S. Lemay Avenue) and the two fields at Triple Crown’s home office, 3930 Automation Way. At the Triple Crown fields, food and drink will be available Saturday and Sunday at the Colorado Women’s Sports Fund Association concession stand.