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Chihuahuas stomp Isotopes 10-2

Michaela Roman
Starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson throws a fast ball against Isotopes during the fifth inning.

Game three of the Chihuahuas-Isotopes series was nothing short of an education by the Chihuahuas, as they dominated the Albuquerque Isotopes 10-2.

Starting pitcher Keyvius Sampson put the Chihuahuas in the drivers seat with five solid innings, only allowing two runs on one hit with seven strikeouts.  Sampson was rewarded with his second win of the season and now moves to 2-3.

After the Isotopes took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning the Chihuahuas immediately responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.  Third baseman Brooks Conrad hit a two run homerun with two outs to give the Chihuahuas the lead.

Once the Chihuahuas regained the lead they never looked back as they outscored the Isotopes 6-0 in the next four innings.

In the seventh inning a scary moment happened when right fielder Jeff Francoeur was hit directly in the head by a pitch. Luckily Francoeur was able to get up after a few minutes and run the bases.

In the next inning Francoeur came to at-bat and singled to right field, the fans of El Paso gave the former MLB veteran a standing ovation as he reached first base.

By the eighth inning the Chihuahuas finished out the game in style by scoring five runs and increasing their lead to eight.

The Chihuahuas will now go for the series win tomorrow morning before they start their four game series with the Las Vegas 51’s. El Paso is now 17-21 and has won seven of their last ten games.

Javier Cortez may be reached at [email protected]om

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Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter
Javier Cortez is a staff reporter for The Prospector. He is a senior multimedia journalism major, with a minor in English Rhetoric. Javier was born and raised in El Paso, TX and before coming to UTEP in the summer of 2012, he graduated from Irvin High School, where he was a four-year varsity tennis player, a member of student council and a class officer for his graduating class. He has also worked for the El Paso Diablos as a sports information intern on their media relations team. In his spare time, Javier loves to write columns for the perspectives section in the school newspaper—whether it is sports, pop culture, religion, and society he loves to write about it. To go along with writing, Javier loves reading anything about sports, religion, and non-fiction.
Michaela Roman, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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