Today's Sports

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  • Pitchers key as Robbers...

    With all the offensive fireworks the Las Vegas Train Robbers (and most of their opponents, for that matter) have been lighting up, pitching and defense have been largely overshadowed in this Pecos League season.

    But the Robbers’ pitchers turned in solid, if understated, efforts in the past week as they won a key series with division rival Santa Fe.

  • Returning Kryptonite off to 4-0...

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Las Vegas Kryptonite started the 2013 season with four wins and will test that record when they play Laguna Acoma in a doubleheader on Saturday at the Fort Marcy Complex in Santa Fe.  

    The Kryptonite started the season with a doubleheader sweep of the Tierra Encantada Bees, 3-1 and 4-1.  

    Jeremy Fernandez, the starting pitcher for the initial game of the 2013 season, worked three innings, allowing only one run on one hit, while striking out seven.  

  • Isotopes hit 6 million mark

    By Laura Verillo
    Albuquerque Isotopes

    The Albuquerque Isotopes welcomed their six-millionth fan in franchise history when Rose Rodriguez, accompanied by her eight-year-old grandson Brandon Sandoval, both of Albuquerque, passed through the Isotopes Park gates prior to tonight’s game with the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

  • Little League - June 5, 2013

    Las Vegas Optic

    Las Vegas Little League’s upcoming games are as follows. Games are played at Keyes Park.

    Wednesday games: Reds vs Orioles, 4 p.m.; Red Sox vs. Mariners, 6 p.m.; Yankees vs. Angels, 8 p.m.
    Friday games: Mariners vs. Reds, 5:30 p.m.; Cardinals vs. Yankees, 7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday games: Paw Sox vs. Threshers, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Thunder, 7:45 p.m.
    Thursday games: Rivercats vs. Owlz, 6:15 p.m.; Sandgnats vs. Red Wings, 7:45 p.m.

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - June 5...

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games (see schedule, Page 8)
    • Las Vegas Little League games
    • La Plaza vs. Las Vegas Little League game
    • Las Vegas Little League game

    • Las Vegas Train Robbers vs. Taos, 6 p.m., Rodriguez Park
    • La Plaza Little League games
    • Las Vegas Little League games

  • Crespin prevails in six

    Cruising to a bruising victory in what was described as a lopsided rematch, Las Vegas middleweight Arturo “El Toro” Crespin stopped Charles Alderete in the sixth round Friday night.

    The technical knockout, called when Alderete’s corner threw in the towel at the 1:19 mark in the final round, came on the undercard of Johnny Tapia Presents “The Next Chapter, Part Four,” a pro boxing event held at the Crowne Plaza in Albuquerque.

  • Smoke and Fuego

    Fourteen runs was almost enough to sustain the Las Vegas Train Robbers on Saturday night at the Santa Fe Fuego.


    After a six-run outburst in the top of the frame, Vegas led 14-12 midway through the sixth. But the Fuego, matching the Robbers’ prolific offense hit for hit, tied the score with two runs in the home half of the inning. And they got a single run — the eventual game-winner — in the bottom of the eighth.

    Santa Fe outhit Las Vegas 19-16 in the Pecos League neighbors’ first meeting.

  • NMHU athletes make all-region

    NMHU Sports Information and Optic reports

    Several New Mexico Highlands University athletes have earned recognition on all-region teams for their performances in the recently concluded spring sports seasons.

    NMHU baseball outfielder Jordan Goliat was recently selected to the 2013 Daktronics Baseball All-South Central Region First Team.  The junior from Phoenix was one of the Cowboys’ best players in 2013 and received recognition from the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors of the South Central Region.

  • RedHawks’ clutch hitting sinks...

    Down to its last chance, Oklahoma City rallied to beat Albuquerque 13-10 on Saturday night at Isotopes Park.

    Albuquerque led 9-7 after six frames and with both sides going scoreless in the seventh and eighth, the Isotopes needed just three outs to put the win away.

    But the ‘Topes got just one out before Oklahoma City’s Che-Hsuan Lin blasted a two-run homer off reliever Steve Ames.