Briefs: Local Sports March 18, 2009


• Muhr highlights good showing by KidzPlex

Cammi Muhr won three events to take first all-around in Level 10 of the Airborne Spring Fling Invitational last weekend in Longmont.
The KidzPlex gymnast won vault with a 9.5, floor (9.15) and beam (8.95) for an all-around score of 36.1.
The Level 8 team placed second, led by Tessa Kester’s third-place all-around performance (36.775) and Gillian McLean’s 9th place in all-around (34.85) in the senior age group. Mary King placed fourth all-around (36.3) and Sloan Black was ninth (35.15) in the junior age group.
The Level 7 team took fifth, led by Jaelny Bensley’s fifth-place all-around (37.025) finish in the junior division. Jamie Madsen placed ninth (36.3) in the senior division.

College Baseball

• Bodenchuk is RMAC player of the week

Mesa State shortstop Matt Bodenchuk is the RMAC player of the week.
The senior from Boulder hit .600 with 12 RBI, five runs, three home runs and three doubles in a four-game series last weekend against Colorado Christian.
In the first game of the series, Bodenchuk was 3 for 4 with two home runs, one double and five RBI. In the series finale, he had three hits, scored two runs, had five RBI and hit a home run.
The third-ranked Mavericks (20-5, 10-2 RMAC) play a four-game series this weekend at Regis.


• Brodeur sets NHL record for victories

NEWARK, N.J. — Martin Brodeur stands alone among NHL goaltenders.
Brodeur posted his 552nd win and passed childhood idol and Hall of Famer Patrick Roy for the most career victories in league history. He made 30 saves Tuesday night in the New Jersey Devils’ 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The victory came in Brodeur’s 987th game of a 15-year career played entirely with the Devils.
Now he holds the wins record, and others could soon fall. He is within four shutouts of passing Terry Sawchuk (103) for the league record, and at 36 he has a chance to push his win total well beyond 600.


• Rockies rally in 9th to forge tie with Royals

TUCSON, Ariz. — Ubaldo Jimenez was roughed up Tuesday by Kansas City, only to have the Rockies erase a three-run deficit in the ninth for a 9-9 tie in 10 innings.
Carlos Gonzalez capped the comeback by lining a two-out single, scoring two runs — the second on right fielder Joe Dickerson’s error when he bobbled the ball. Dexter Fowler, hustling on the play, scored from first.
Jimenez faded near the end of his 42/3-inning stint. Jimenez gave up eight runs on six hits, striking out four. He also walked three and hit a batter.
“I got tired a little bit,” said Jimenez, who’s being counted on by Colorado to fill the No. 2 spot in the rotation. “I guess I ran out of gas.”


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