T.J. Frericks is a 20-year old St. Cloud Apollo graduate and college baseball player at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois.  He is also fighting a rare form of leukemia called chronic myeloid leukemia.  It is unusual for someone of his age to have this disease.  T.J.'s father, Tom Frericks is the owner of the Ultimate Sports Bar and Grill in Waite Park.  Tom says T.J. is has taking the "miracle pill" to treat the disease and hopes the pill will reduce T.J.'s white blood cell count so he can avoid a bone marrow transplant.

T.J. is a pitcher and his Dad was a catcher.  T.J. will be throwing to his Dad Friday with the two playing in an Amateur baseball game in Watkins for the Watkins Clippers.  Tom is 52-years old and is coming out of retirement for this one-time event.  The game is expected to start at 7:30pm.