When Maggie McCloskey told her son she had joined the Colorado Peaches softball team nine years ago, he called her the team's "rookie."

Today, at age 86, she's the Peaches' elder stateswoman -- but still plays a pretty good second base. That skill will come in handy when the team travels to Utah next month to play in the Huntsman Games, an international competition for seniors.

Each of the players is over 50, but McCloskey says age disappears when you're belting a pitch into the gap in left-center.

Maggie McCloskey runs the bases during a recent Colorado peaches practice.

(Steve Crecelius/Colorado Peaches)

 "You're never too old to play; and that play element is so, so important," she said. "Being on a team ... I could just go on and on ... it's just awesome."

McCloskey and the Peaches' coach, Gail Klock, spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner about the team and the upcoming Huntsman Games.