Mesa’s Nigbur is RMAC baseball player of week
Brett Nigbur had quite a series at Colorado School of Mines for the Mesa State College baseball team.
The junior catcher from Taylorsville, Utah, went 12 for 18 with 12 RBI, scored 10 runs and hit three doubles and four home runs and was selected the RMAC player of the week.
In the final game of the series Sunday, Nigbur, a transfer from the College of Eastern Utah, went 4 for 5, scored three runs, drove in three and doubled. The Mavericks (22-11, 18-7) swept the four-game series and are back on the road this weekend at Metro State.
JUCO tournament passes on sale
Tournament passes for the 53rd annual Alpine Bank Junior College World Series are on sale at ticket outlets throughout Grand Junction.
Tickets are available at all Alpine Bank locations, the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, Gene Taylor’s, B&H Sports, Albertsons and Safeway stores, Harbert Lumber, Fisher’s Liquor Barn, the Mesa Mall office and Wal-Mart stores. City Market stores will have tickets by the beginning of next week. The JUCO World Series is May 29-June 5 at Suplizio Field.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens and are good for all 19 games of the tournament. Single-game tickets, sold only at the gate, are $8 each, $10 for championship games (June 4 and 5). Children 5 and younger are admitted free with a paid adult.
Mesa men sweep College of Idaho
Mesa State swept the College of Idaho 9-0 on Tuesday in a men’s nonconference tennis match at Elliott Tennis Center.
The Mavericks (16-4) won every match in straight sets, with Jordan Chomko winning at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-2 over Chen Simpson. He and Nick Provenza won their No. 1 doubles match 8-3 over Max Nguyen and Mark Malmstrom.
Mesa State plays Colorado Christian on April 22 in Albuquerque, N.M., before competing in the RMAC championships.
Maverick men finish ninth
Mesa State finished ninth Tuesday in the Eisenhower Spring Invitational.
The Mavericks shot rounds of 307, 324 and 315, with John Savage tying for 26th with a three-round score of 231. Central Oklahoma’s Andrew Green shot two rounds in the 60s to offset a final-round 80 and win the individual title with a 215, three strokes ahead of Fort Lewis’ Devin Schriener.
The Mavs’ Eric Farmer tied for 42nd at 237, Brandon Bingaman tied for 49th at 242, Calen Hoppe was 55th with a 244 and Cody Miller was 58th with a 246.