Albuquerque Isotopes Participant Performs MLG Futures Recreation

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Albuquerque Isotopes outfielder Ryan Vilade found out Wednesday night that he was one of three Colorado Rockies Organization players selected for the Major League Baseball Futures Game. What makes the July 11 game even more special for Vilade is that it will be played in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.

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“It’s something that you watch every summer as a little kid and actually being able to go out and be a part of it is a very special moment for me and my family and I’m really excited to go to Denver. “Said Vilade. At the start of the Isotopes six-game series against El Paso on Thursday, Vilade stepped into the first game with .260 with a pair of home runs and 11 runs.

While he was efficient on the record, Vilade also worked extra hard on the field and tried something new. “They switched me to outfield during COVID,” said Vilade. “So I’m just trying to feel more comfortable on the outskirts and adding a first base to my skills as well.” Vilade is one of the top prospects in the Rockies organization.

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In other sports news, UNM Lobos senior Adva Cohen and former Lobo Django Lovett travel to the Olympics. Cohen will represent Israel in the 3,000 meter obstacle course and Lovett will represent Canada in the high jump.

Lobos women’s basketball team, 1.80 m tall, freshman guard Aniyah Augmon, has the game in their blood and is expected as a strong player at UNM. She is the cousin of former UNLV and Atlanta Hawks striker Stacey Augmon. “I think there are similarities because I was there the whole time Stacey was playing,” said UNM head coach Mike Bradbury. “Well, I remember him well. You’re long, athletic, you know, stuff like that. They all have physical characteristics. Aniyah is really knowledgeable. That’s great. I think Aniyah has a great chance of becoming a good player. “

Lobo soccer players had one round of vaccinations against COVID-19 in June, with the second vaccination scheduled for July 8th. Lobos head coach Danny Gonzales informs his players about the vaccination and lets them decide whether to get it. The players were tested for COVID-19 three times a week over the past season. Vaccinated players do not need to be tested.

“With 85 percent of your team vaccinated, you are now getting out of the NCAA guidelines from contact tracing, you are getting out of all this stuff,” Gonzales said. “I don’t know if we’ll be there by then, depending on when the freshmen are here on Monday. We encouraged them to have their vaccinations at home. “

Most recently, the Duke City Gladiators have made a change as head coach. Martino Theus is out in his first season, Robert Kent is there. Losses lead to Theus’ release less than a year after his first season as head coach.

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