Mort named Fruita Monument softball coach
Eddie Mort has been hired as the softball coach at Fruita Monument High School. Mort was an assistant women’s softball coach at Colorado Mesa University for 12 years and an assistant baseball coach at Grand Junction High School.
He succeeds Jack Thomas, who was hired shortly before the season began last summer. The Wildcats had to act quickly to hire a coach last summer after the mid-July resignation by Jamie Dunn, who left to take an assistant coaching job at the college level.
Fruita Monument tied Grand Junction for first place in the Southwestern League and qualified for the state tournament last season. The Wildcats finished the year 15-7.