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  • Outdoor Notes 06-03-11
    Free fishing, clinics are Saturday around NM
  • Topes Notes 06-02-11
    Isotopes blasted by Redbirds In what’s quickly turning into a rough road trip, the Albuquerque Isotopes were roughed up by the Memphis Redbirds Wednesday. The Redbirds scored five runs in the first two innings, knocking around Isotopes starter John Ely early as they pounded the ‘Topes 11-1 in Memphis. The loss was the third straight and fifth in sixth games for the Isotopes (28-24), who suffered their most lopsided loss of the season. The Isotopes are 1-5 on the current road trip and still have six more away games before returning to Albuquerque June 9. Albuquerque’s lone run came in the fifth when Trent Oeltjen led off with a solo home run.
  • Topes Notes 06-01-11
    Isotopes lose at Memphis Tuesday The Memphis Redbirds scored six times in their final three at-bats Tuesday to break open a tight ballgame against the Albuquerque Isotopes. Following an Albuquerque score in the top of the sixth to tie the game at 4-4, the Redbirds scored once in the bottom of the sixth, twice in the bottom of the seventh and three more in the bottom of the eight to win going away, 10-4. Albuquerque, which is in the middle of a 12-game road trip, its longest out-of-town venture of the season, has lost four of its last five on this road swing. Tuesday night’s game was the opener of a four-game set with Memphis.
  • Baseball: UNM, ASU face off in regionals
    The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team will meet its first playoff opponent, Arizona State University, Friday in Tempe. The Lobos, fresh off their stunning victory in the Mountain West Conference tournament, will take on the Sun Devils at 8 p.m. Mountain Time in the regional round of the NCAA tournament. UNM (20-39) is the No. 4 seed in the regional playoffs, which includes top-seeded ASU (39-16), second-seeded Arkansas (38-20) and third-seeded Charlotte (42-14). UNM made the playoff field by pulling off four consecutive upsets at the MWC tournament. Two of those wins came at the expense of the tournament’s top seed, TCU, including the tournament’s championship game.
  • Baseball: Lobos upend Utes, will play in title game
    SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The University of New Mexico Lobo baseball team beat Utah 6-5 Thursday night and is one win away from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship and the automatic bid that would return UNM to the NCAA postseason. The Lobos, who struggled throughout the year in finding ways to win close games, picked up their third straight one-run, upset victory in the MWC tourney. The sixth-seeded Lobos have knocked off No. 3 BYU 5-4, No. 1 TCU 4-3 and No. 2 Utah by a single tally. Jacob Nelson, who was the hero of Tuesday’s win over BYU, muscled a two-strike single through the infield on the right side to score DJ Peterson for what would become the game-winning run.
  • Fishing report 05-27-11
    Northwest Animas River: The flow is 738 cfs. Fishing is reported as fair for brown and rainbow trout. Recent rains and snow melt will affect water clarity. Fly anglers are having good success with bead-headed pheasant tails, prince nymphs and copper john’s all size 14-16. Worms, salmon eggs and Panther Martins are also working. The river was stocked with 175 triploid rainbow trout two weeks ago.
  • State Notes 05-26-11
    Lobos stun Horned Frogs in MWC second round
  • Topes Notes 05-20-11
    Hoffmann’s blast lifts Isotopes to win Jamie Hoffmann belted a solo homer leading off the bottom of the ninth to deliver the Albuquerque Isotopes (22-17) a 3-2 walk-off win over the Reno Aces (25-16) on a chilly Thursday night at Isotopes Park. Thursday’s game was the opening of a four-game set for the Isotopes in Albuquerque. The Isotopes will take on the Aces and the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The Isotopes will be looking to win their third straight game tonight when they face the Aces. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m. Hoffmann’s blast to seal the win came on a night where Albuquerque starting pitcher Dana Eveland fired eight strong innings in which he gave up just two runs.
  • State Notes 05-20-11
    Lobo XC to open 2011 with their home college, high school invite
  • Topes Notes 05-17-11
    An offense-heavy series between the Albuquerque Isotopes and Tucson Padres wraps up tonight and the Isotopes will return home. The Isotopes, the Triple-A franchise of the Los Angeles Dodgers, have a chance to even out their road series with the Padres before their eight-game homestand starts Thursday. At Tucson, the two teams have combined for 40 runs in three games, including Tucson’s 10-4 victory Monday. The Padres scored eight runs in the first three innings and held on to win Monday. They scored three times in the first and four times in the second to jump out to a big 7-0 lead. The Isotopes battled back to score twice in the top of the third, but the Padres scored another run in the bottom of the third.