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  • Topes Notes 06-07-11
    Isotopes just a half-game away from division lead with 11-0 win The Albuquerque Isotopes pounded out 14 hits on the way to a huge 11-0 win over the division-leading Round Rock Express Monday. The win moved the Isotopes to within a half-game of the PCL American South Division lead with one game left to play at Round Rock. That game is tonight. Right fielder Trent Oeltjen went 3-for-4 with five RBI Monday. Oeltjen had a two-run home run in the third inning off Express starter Zach Jackson to help get the ball rolling for offensively. The home run was Oeltjen’s eighth of the season and he leads the club with 34 RBI.
  • Topes Notes 06-03-11
    Isotopes snap losing streak
  • Fishing report 06-03-11
    Anglers!
  • 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