Sports in Brief: Outlaws place four in Denver

Youth Wrestling

Outlaws place four in Denver

Four Colorado Outlaw Club wrestlers placed in the top six of the Who’s Bad Classic last weekend in Denver.

Isaac Rodriguez took first place in the 15-under, 144-pound division. He is a freshman at Fruita Monument High School.

Dylan Martinez placed second in the 12-under, 70-pound division, Brendan Barnes was fourth at 10-under, 69 pounds and Dawson Collins was sixth at 12-under, 62 pounds.

College Athletics

Adams State reinstating baseball

Adams State College is reinstating its varsity baseball program after a 35-year hiatus, the RMAC institution announced.

Baseball will be the 21st sponsored sport at Adams State. The Grizzlies will play a partial schedule in the 2012-13 school year then be eligible for a RMAC title and postseason play in the spring of 2014.

“It’s exciting to bring baseball back to Adams State,” Adams State athletic director Larry Mortensen said. “We had a storied tradition of baseball prior to its elimination in 1976. Baseball is a popular sport in San Luis Valley and Southern Colorado. The admissions office’s top request by prospective students is baseball. This sport will bring in a consistent source of enrollment and revenue from a diverse student-athlete pool for years to come.”

Mortensen expects adding baseball will bring 40 new student-athletes to Adams State. It was last sponsored in 1976 and won back-to-back RMAC titles in 1973-74.


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