Popick is RMAC player of week

Jeff Popick’s .857 batting average last weekend propelled the Colorado Mesa baseball team to a four-game sweep of Nebraska-Kearney and kept the Mavericks tied for first place in the Mountain Division of the RMAC.

His eight-hit weekend also earned him the RMAC player of the week honor. The senior outfielder from Lakewood had two hits in each game, scored at least one run in each game, had an on-base percentage of .889 and had seven RBI against the Lopers.

He hit four doubles, one triple, drew four walks and didn’t strike out. He had six attempts in the outfield and did not commit an error.

College Softball

Courtney Maihi had another solid weekend for Colorado Mesa, hitting .643 in Mesa’s 3-1 series win over Western New Mexico and was selected the RMAC player of the week.

Maihi, a junior pitcher/designated player from Hamilton, New Zealand, had nine hits on the weekend, scored 10 runs and drove in eight. She hit two home runs, two doubles, was walked twice and didn’t strike out in 14 at-bats.

Maihi leads CMU, tied for second place in the RMAC, with a .480 batting average. She’s also first on the team in hits (49), runs (39), home runs (10) and RBI (60). She’s also stolen nine bases in as many attempts.

College Basketball

Fort Lewis women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg resigned Tuesday to become the women’s head coach at Northwest Missouri State University.

Kellogg won 173 games in seven years at Fort Lewis and took the Skyhawks to five straight NCAA Division II playoff berths, from the 2007-08 season through this past season. The Skyhawks lost to Emporia State in the 2010 national championship game.


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