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Zach Lopes
Player Profile:
Zach Lopes 1126938
Position: Infield
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilmington, Del.
High School: Salesianum
Other College: Coastal Carolina
Major: Sport Management
Experience: 2 Letters

Fourth-year member of the team who will be the starting second baseman for the Blue Hens in 2014 named to the preseason All-CAA team  along with Joe Giacchino and Adam Davis, Lopes is a captain of the 2015 squad.



Selected first team All-Colonial Athletlic Association named Most Outstanding Defensive Player  helped lead UD to a 26-27 overall record and the Blue Hens' 10-10 CAA record was good for a fourth place finish in the conference started in 52 games during his junior season and was second on the team with a .320 batting average  second on the team with two triples and was tied for third with 29 RBI  scored 31 runs of the season and his 64 hits were tied for third on the squad  tied for second on the team with five stolen bases  recorded a season-hihg three hits in four games in 2014  registered a season-high three RBI in Delaware's 13-9 win over James Madison on May 15 • notched 22 multi-hit games on the season  recorded at least one hit in 14 of the final 15 games of the 2014 season. 

Made 40 appearances for the Blue Hens receiving the starting nod on 33 occasions • started 19 games at third base and 14 as the designated hitter • tallied a .306 batting average after totaling 38 hits in 124 at bats • scored 26 runs and registered 13 RBI • hit two doubles two home runs • one of seven Blue Hens to leg-out a triple • owned a .346 on base percentage • hit .412 with runners in scoring position and went 14 for 32 (.437) when leading off an inning • registered a team game-high two sacrifice hits at Towson on Mar. 9 • when he hit in the sixth or seventh spots in the lineup, the Blue Hens went 18-8 • owned a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 24 through March 10 • tallied 12 multi-hit games • registered 10 two-hit performances and one three-hit game • one of five players to notch a four-hit game • tallied three multi-RBI games • went a perfect 4 for 4 in victory over Monmouth on Mar. 2 • had notable 3 for 4 performance with two runs and two RBI against UMBC on Mar. 5.

Sat out season after transferring from Coastal Carolina • played for the D.C. Grays of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League during the summer • hit .287 (45-for-157) with 8 doubles, 4 triples, 3 home runs, 19 RBI, 25 runs scored, and 7 stolen bases in 39 games • led the Grays with 45 hits and 39 games played in addition to ranking third on the squad with a .287 batting average and 18 RBI • had a four-hit game on July 25 vs. Alexandria, where he went 4 for 6 with two runs scored. 

Appeared in 22 games with six starts for the Chanticleers • earned five starts at third base and one at shortstop while helping the squad capture the 2011 Big South Championship • team went 41-8 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Clemson Regional • knocked in a run after making his collegiate debut against Virginia Tech on Feb. 20 • roped his first career hit against Wake Forest on Mar. 9 • added a pair of hits one week later against San Diego on Mar. 16 • also chipped in with hits against Presbyterian on Apr. 9 and VMI on Apr. 29 • excelled defensively, posting a .973 fielding percentage after committing just one error in 37 chances. 

Starred as a shortstop at Salesianum High School from 2007-2010 • earned four letters and was selected to the second team All-State squad during his senior campaign • finished the year with a .395 batting average to go along with 22 doubles, three triples, three home runs, and 22 RBI • also earned a spot in the Delaware High School All-Star game • named to the preseason All-Region squad by Rawlings/Perfect Game and Under Armour in 2010 • selected to the All-Catholic Conference team during each of his final three seasons • starting shortstop for the 2008 state championship team • set school records for games played and highest fielding percentage for a shortstop during his tenure • honor roll student.

Zachary Joseph "Zach" Lopes ("lohps") • son of H.J. and Kristine Lopes • father played in the Montreal Expos organization, reaching the AA level • enjoys playing ping-pong in his spare time • played in the 2003 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. as a member of the Mid-Atlantic Region team from Wilmington, Del. (Naamans Little League) • majoring in sport management at Delaware • worked as student intern with the UD Athletics Media Relations Office during the Fall, 2014.


Year Avg. G/S AB R
2B 3B
HR SB-A BB K P-A-E Fld.%
2015 .341 50/49 208 42 71 28 13 3 3 13-23 23 36 116-147-7 .974
2014 .320 53/52 200 31
64 29
8 2 1 5-6 15 36 98-192-7 .976
2013 .306 40/33 124 26 38 13 2 1 2 3-5 5 28 19-41-5 .923
TOTALS .325 143/134 532 99 173 70 23 6 6 21-34 43 100 233-380-19 .958
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