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Fort Carson Mountaineer

‘Ivy Cash’ earns playoffs top seed

By Walt Johnson | Mountaineer staff

FORT CARSON, Colo. — The 2021 Fort Carson intramural softball season ended June 24, 2021, and the top 12 in the league are preparing to determine the champion Tuesday-Wednesday at the Mountain Post Sports Complex at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Each of the qualifying teams for this year’s tournament played eight games. Only two of those teams, “Ivy Cash” and “Only Fans,” completed the year undefeated. Two other teams, the “4th Engineer Battalion” and the “Ghost All Stars” each only lost one game. That means the top four teams in the intramural league playoffs lost a grand total of two games the entire season. In addition, six teams moved into the tournament having lost two games, while the other two teams have only three losses.

Lorraine Thorson, intramural director, Ivy Physical Fitness Center, said the event has been more competitive than past tournaments, and any of the 12 teams hold the potential to win the tournament. The two-day event begins Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Despite all teams qualifying for the tournament having no more than three losses, it is clear it is Ivy Cash’s tournament to lose. During the season, Ivy Cash bludgeoned other teams with a highly potent offense, thanks to its deep talent — the team rarely had the same 10 players for any game this season. Andrew Leon, Ivy Cash coach, said the key to his team’s success this year has been its ability to interchange players while also having fun.

“We are focused right now on getting ready for the playoffs while also coming out here to have fun doing it,” Leon said. “We would have been the No. 1 seed in last year’s tournament that was called off due to COVID-19, obviously, so it was important for us to get the top seed for this year’s playoffs. Our team has the goal of playing hard and winning, and that leads to us having fun.”

‘Ivy Cash’ earns playoffs top seed
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