West Florida’s Lopez Garners NCBWA South Region Hitter of the Week Honors

first_imgEarlier this week, Lopez was named Gulf South Conference Player of the Week, becoming the first freshman in over five seasons to earn the award. Lopez has collected three weekly awards from the conference, in addition to his newly acquired South Region honor. To stay updated on the UWF baseball team, follow the team on Twitter @UWF_Baseball. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit GoArgos.com. April 28, 2016 Lopez leads all GSC freshmen in home runs (6), RBI (26) and slugging percentage (.535). The Lakeland, Florida product is the first UWF freshman since 2006 to collect at least five home runs in one season. In Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader, Lopez hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Lopez would come back for an encore in Game 2, hitting a game tying three-run homer in the third inning before hitting another long ball the very next inning to give UWF a 9-6 lead. Lopez led the Argonauts at the plate in a three-game sweep of Shorter, going 6-for-10 at the plate with three home runs, nine runs batted in, a double, two walks and five runs scored. Division II Regional Players of the Week:- Atlantic: Anthony Salomone, West Chester (Hitter); Brandon Miller, Millersville (Pitcher)- Central: Alex Wojciechowski, Minnesota-Duluth (Hitter); Brendan Kleekamp, Lindenwood (Pitcher)- East: Carson Helms, Southern New Hampshire (Hitter); Tim Viehoff, Southern New Hampshire (Pitcher)- Midwest: Dylan Christie, William Jewell (Hitter); Dylan Statesman, Indianapolis (Pitcher)- South: Robert Lopez, West Florida (Hitter); Julian Loret de Mola, Nova Southeastern (Pitcher)- South Central: Tyler Bugner, Newman (Hitter); Guillaume Blanchette, Lubbock Christian (Pitcher)- Southeast: Matthew Miller, Georgia College (Hitter); Matt Kelley, Francis Marion (Pitcher)- West: Ryan Johnson, Northwest Nazarene (Hitter); Dalton Erb, Chico State (Pitcher) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Freshman third basemen Robert Lopez of the University of West Florida baseball team was named South Region Hitter of the Week by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Thursday. It is the second occasion in the 2016 season a UWF player has won a weekly South Region award from the NCBWA. Walker O’Connor earned NCBWA South Region Pitcher of the Week honors back on Feb. 16 after throwing eight shutout innings against a No. 1-ranked Tampa ball club.   Lopez and the Argonauts look to secure its first GSC Regular Season Championship since 2011 in its three-game series against Lee, which begins tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. CT. Friday evening’s single game is then followed up with a doubleheader that begins on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. CT.  — GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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