• Topes Notes 08-10-11
    Offense comes up big as Isotopes rout Bees The Albuquerque Isotopes pounded out 21 hits Tuesday night to pick up the first win of their series against the Salt Lake City Bees. Trevor Hoffman went 5-for-5 with five RBI and eight of the nine Isotopes hitters in the game got at least two hits as the Isotopes won big, 19-6, at Isotopes Park. Albuquerque failed to score in just two at-bats Tuesday. It went up 6-2 after two innings and 8-3 after four innings before scoring eight runs in the bottom of the seventh. The Isotopes had 10 runs and 13 hits off Bees starter Matt Palmer (7-10, 7.37 ERA), who lasted just 4-1/3 innings.
  • Kirk is OK following back surgery
    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball standout Alex Kirk underwent back surgery Tuesday. Kirk, who will be going into his sophomore year at the University of New Mexico, now plays for the Lobos. The surgery was performed in Phoenix and the 6-foot-11 center was resting comfortably afterwards. Lobo head coach Steve Alford said Tuesday Kirk had undergone “very successful back surgery to relieve a herniated disc….We fully expect that Alex will recover 100 percent.” Alan Kirk, Alex Kirk’s father and his high school coach, is with his son in Phoenix and said the surgery went well, although it was unclear how much rehabilitation Alex would need before returning.
  • Topes Notes 08-09-11
    Bees sting Isotopes, 9-6 The Albuquerque Isotopes dropped the second of its four-game home series to the Salt Lake City Bees Monday night. The Bees scored five runs in the fifth inning, four of them charged to starter John Ely, to win Monday’s contest 9-6. The two teams meet again tonight at 7:05 p.m. The series and the current Istopes homestand wraps up Wednesday. Salt Lake City finished with 16 hits in the game, 11 off Ely (6-5), who lasted just 4-1/3 innings. Albuquerque dropped the series opener to Salt Lake City, 11-8 Sunday. It trails Round Rock by nine games in the PCL American Southern division with 25 games remaining in the 2011 season.
  • Topes Notes 08-05-11
    Rainiers score 6 runs in third to thump Isotopes
  • Fishing report 08-05-11
    Anglers! Got a fish tale to tell, or some photographic evidence to back it up? Then let the Los Alamos Monitor know! Submit your fish stories and photos to lasports@lamonitor.com. Then check out lamonitor.com and see if you made the trophy board!
  • Topes Notes 08-03-11
    Late rally lifts Albuquerque The Albuquerque Isotopes closed out their eight-game road swing with a win Tuesday. The Isotopes scored twice in the top of the ninth to top New Orleans 6-4. Ivan De Jesus and Russell Mitchell both had RBI singles to give the Isotopes the victory. Albuquerque (57-54) had lost four straight games and five of six on the road trip before Tuesday’s win. At 7:05 p.m., the Isotopes return to Albuquerque to open a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers. Following that series, they will host Salt Lake City for four games.
  • Topes Notes 08-02-11
    Robinson dealt at trade deadline
  • Topes Notes 07-27-11
    Late HR lifts Albuquerque Russell Mitchell belted a two-run home run in the final at-bat for the Albuquerque Isotopes to lift them past Omaha’s Storm Chasers Tuesday. Mitchell’s homer off Everett Teaford gave the Isotopes a 6-4 win over the Storm Chasers in Omaha. Albuquerque, which was just coming off an up-and-down homestand and had lost two straight to New Orleans, opened its eight-game road trip with a badly-needed win. Albuquerque also chopped a game off division-leading Round Rock’s edge, although Round Rock still holds a five-game advantage.
  • State Notes 07-27-11
    Pair of Lobo players make preseason 1st team, Lobos picked last
  • Topes Notes 07-22-11
    Isotopes win both ends of home doubleheader Thursday