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Long-Time Scrap Iron Player, Coach, Bart Prieve Dies in Air Crash

Sept. 1, 2022

Bart Prieve, 76, of Aurora, Colo., died in a plane crash on Sept. 28 in Tucson, Az.

He was a long time Senior Softball USA player and coach, and Scrap Iron Softball Club Hall of Fame member.

Originally reported by Green Valley News, Prieve was performing touch-and-go landings when the plane crashed near Flying Diamond Airpark, killing him. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Bart started with Senior Softball USA in 2007 with the Scrap Iron Diamonds 60+. This year they are 75+ and he played with them last week in Las Vegas at the 2022 World Championships.

He has also played with Scrap Iron Legends 70s, Scrap Iron Force 70s, Scrap Iron 60s Rockies, Scrap Iron Freedom 60s, Scrap Iron 55s Northern, and Scrap Iron Red 65s.

“Bart has been a long-time member of our Scrap Iron club, he is in our Hall of Fame, he has received the Founders award, (the highest recognition our club gives). He has coached for many years and was one of the originals on the Scrap Iron Diamonds,” said Scrap Iron Softball Club in a release statement about Bart’s passing. “Bart has been a large part of Scrap Iron serving on the board of directors, gave donations for many years, and some of his ideas helped shape our club to the greatness it is today, his service to our club will be missed greatly.”

Senior Softball USA’s condolences go out to his family, friends, teammates, and the Scrap Iron Softball Club.

If you wish to send a card, please use the following addresses provided by Scrap Iron Softball Club.

Sharon Withrow:

7270 W. Charles Lindbergh Place
Box 3908
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

3507 S. Dawson St
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone# 303-909-7676

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