Prior to Sunday night’s home game vs. Reno, the Isotopes handed out hardware for their players’ choice team awards.
The Isotopes play their home finale Monday vs. Reno. The team then goes on a seven-game road trip and ends the Pacific Coast League season with a Sept. 3 game at Reno.
JENNIFER RIORDAN COMMUNITY AWARD: In April, tragedy befell Albuquerque when an accident aboard a Southwest Airlines flight took the life of Jennifer Riordan. Jennifer was a fixture in the Albuquerque community and was a long-time supporter of the Isotopes, both as a corporate partner and as a mother of a baseball family who loved coming to games at Isotopes Park. As a show of love and respect to Jennifer, the Isotopes annual Most Community-Minded Player Award has been renamed in her honor as the Jennifer Riordan Community Award. Like Jennifer, the Isotopes are very much a part of the Albuquerque community and players often make several appearances at hospitals, schools, libraries, and other special events throughout the year. This season, DJ Johnson was voted by the Isotopes Front Office as the recipient of the Jennifer Riordan Community Award for his contributions to the community throughout the season.
HUSTLE:The 2018 Mr. Hustle Award goes to Shawn O’Malley. The 30-year-old was one of the Isotopes most flexible players this season. O’Malley always came through for his club whether it meant leading off a game, stealing a base, coming in off the bench, dropping down a bunt or playing a multitude of positions in the field.