Sports Briefs, Oct. 13, 2016
CMU hosting benefit for Teixeira
Colorado Mesa’s baseball team is sponsoring a Zumbathon benefit and bone marrow drive for Ryan Teixeira, who is fighting leukemia.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the front desk of the Hamilton Recreation Center at the Maverick Center. The Zumbathon is from 6:30-9 p.m. on Oct. 27 at Brownson Arena. All proceeds will benefit Teixeira, a redshirt freshman who is at UCLA Medical Center receiving treatment and awaiting a bone marrow transplant.
The bone marrow test is a simple saliva swab, and those tested will be put into a national registry.
Trevor Olkowski selected the player of the year in Southwestern League
The 2016 Southwestern League All-Conference team was recently announced, and Grand Junction senior Trevor Olkowski was selected the player of the year.
His younger brother Canon Olkowski, a sophomore, was the Tigers other representative on the team.
Fruita Monument placed two payers on the team, seniors Nick Laubscher and Jason Coffey.
Montrose, which placed second as a team at the Class 4A state tournament, placed three players on the all-conference team: Senior Glen-Michael Mihavetz, and freshmen Micah Stangebye and Ryan Lords.
Central’s lone representative on the team was senior Tate Higgins.