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.
2015 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
2014 SEASON (GAME BY GAME)
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.
2011 SEASON (COASTAL CAROLINA)
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.
CAREER STATISTICS (At Delaware)