Sports Desk: Albuquerque Isotopes let a victory slip away in the 9th inning

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On the Sports Desk Monday, the Albuquerque Isotopes fall short in a bid to sweep the Tacoma Rainiers. After a Roberto Ramos two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Isotopes went into the ninth inning with a 6-3 advantage. They allowed the Rainiers to score 5 runs in the top half of the ninth. That led to an 8-6 loss for the Isotopes.

Daniel Murphy continues to work his way back to full health. The Colorado Rockies first baseman, who is with the Isotopes on an injury rehab assignment, gave an update on his broken left index finger. 

“I feel pretty good, 15 at bats in three days,” said Murphy. “Guys swung the bat pretty well, so it definitely afforded me a lot of opportunities to get back out there and get into the swing of things. [I] thought it went well.”

The Metro Golf Championships play out on the Sports Desk. Jacque Galloway of Cleveland High School is the girls’ winner once again. The boys’ individual winner is Aidan Thomas of St. Pius.

St. Pius also won the team title. The girls title was won by Cleveland.

The best track and field athletes, regardless of classification, competed in the Marilyn Sepulveda Track meet. Jonah Vigil of Taos owns the record in the 400 meters. His attempt to break his own record did not go as planned.

“I was like, yeah, I’m going to go for my record,” said Vigil. “After long jump and stuff I started feeling tired. I was like, I don’t know if I can go for it.”

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