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    Greg Lopez

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Upper Arlington, OH

    High School:
    Upper Arlington

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Position:
    Shortstop

    Birthdate:
    01/18/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R



    • Academic All-American Candidate (2006)
    • Third Team All-BIG EAST (2004)
    • Team Co-Captain (2005, 2006)

  • Greg Lopez 2006 game-by-game stats (updated regularly)
  • Greg Lopez - College Baseball Insider, Diary #1: Patiently Waiting
  • Greg Lopez - College Baseball Insider, Diary #2: Opening Weekend
  • Greg Lopez - College Baseball Insider, Diary #3: Playing In Front of Family

    Second-year captain and starting shortstop who serves as leader of veteran position player group ... could prove to be the top all-around shortstop in the Paul Mainieri era (dating back to '95) ... elevates production of teammates through his attitude and energy on field ... clutch-hitting offensive player who may bat near middle or order in `06 ... plays shortstop with hard-nosed attitude and ability to regularly make game-changing plays in a non-flashy way ... rated by Baseball America as BIG EAST Conference's "best defensive shortstop" for 2006 season (also in `05) ... strong candidate for Academic All-America honors, with 3.39 cumulative GPA as a double major in pre-professional studies and anthropology (3.71 GPA in `05 fall semester)... earned 3rd team all-BIG EAST honors in '04, after shift from third base back to natural shortstop ... has good range and confidence charging the ball ... a proven situational and big-game hitter ... enters '06 with .289 career batting avg. in 172 GP (159 GS, 91 R, 22 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 94 RBI, .356 slugging, .351 on-base, 12 SF, 25 SAC, 5 SBs) ... 7th in ND history with 25 sac. bunts, 8th with 29 HBPs, 9th with 418 fielding assists and 4th with 37 total sacrifices (10 shy of Cory Mee's record) ... a .306 career hitter in all games vs. BIG EAST teams (33 RBI, HR), including .400 at BIG EAST Tournament (10-for-25, RBI, 2 E, 2 HBP, 3 Ks) ... played with Delaware (Ohio) Cows of wood-bat Great Lakes League in summer of '03, batting .268 (13 R, 6 RBI, 4 2B, 5 BB) ... made just one error in 13 fielding chances of '03 Blue-Gold fall intrasquad series ... hit 3-for-10 for Gold in `05 fall intrasquad series (3 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI) could face several former littleleague teammate Leigh Mauler (Michigan) in `06 season ... one of 64 Ohio natives among ND baseball program's all-time monogram winners and one of 13 to play for Irish in Mainieri era (as is 3B Brett Lilley) ... follows All-America outfielder Steve Stanley ('02) as second Upper Arlington native to play with Irish in Mainieri era.


    AS A JUNIOR: Starting shortstop and one of four team captains in 2005 season ... one of three players to appear in all 63 games ... nominated for Academic All-America honors ... 3rd on team in RBI (34), HBP (16, 5th in ND history; 3rd among BIG EAST players in '05), sac. bunts (7) and starts (62), also 5th in hits (57) and total bases (72) ... had team-best 14 total sacrifices (7 SF) ... 5th on team with 13 multi-hit games ... 3rd on team in batting vs. LHPs (.333;.250 vs. RHPs)... had .353 leadoff OB pct., hit .242 with runners in scoring position, .279 with 2 outs (5 RBI), 3-for-4 with bases loaded ... delivered RBI 20-of-27 times (74%) with runners on 3rd and fewer than 2 outs...advanced runners 52% of time... other '05 stats: .274 batting avg., 35 R, 7 2B, 3B, 2 HR, .346 slugging, .347 on-base, 23 errors/.925 fielding pct.) ... his 44 error-free games included 15 to open season and single E in 19 games prior to lateseason Michigan game...had only 4 multi-E games (none with 3-plus Es)...made 59 starts at SS (3 at 3B, in midseason) while batting in 9th (35), 8th (24) and 7th (2) spots, plus start in the 2-hole vs. Stetson at NCAAs...hit .247 in BIG EAST play (14 RBI, 12 R, HR, 3B, 3 2B, 7 BB, 10 Es) ... batted 28 points higher at home (.289, 16 RBI, 23 R, HR, 3B, 6 2B, 13 Es) than on road (.261, 18 RBI, 12 R, HR, 2B, 7 Es) ... went 3-for-13 at NCAA Gainesville Regional (.231, 2 R, 2B, BB, 3 Ks, 2 SAC, 3 E) after batting 4-for-10 at BIG EAST Tournament (K, SAC) ... helped post NCAA elimination-game wins over Stetson (1-for-3, 2B, R, 2 SAC, batting in 2- hole; 7-4) and UNC (1-for-3, R, BB; 3-0) ... tied series finale vs. Villanova with 3-run HR in 9th (ended 7-7; 3-for-5, HBP) ... hit 3-for-5 as part of 21-1 win at Pitt (3 RBI, R) ... helped upset #17 USC, 13-6 (2-for-4, RBI, 2 R, 2B, HBP) ... led 7-1 win over UConn (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2B) ... had 3 doubles in gm-2 vs. Georgetown (2 RBI, R, BB) ... hit 3-for-3 vs. Dayton (4 RBI, R, SAC, SF; 10-11) ... had 3 RBI in comeback over Northern Illinois (1-for-3, R, SF).


    AS A SOPHOMORE: Named third team all-BIG EAST and team's 3rd-leading hitter (.332), batting mostly from 9-hole ... led team in sac. bunts (10), 2nd in doubles (14; 11th in BE), 3rd in batting avg., hits (66), GP (59) and GS (57), 4th in HBP (9) ... other '04 stats included 39 R, 2 HR, 34 RBI, 14 BB, 4-5 SBs and 20 Es (.931 fielding) ... first fulltime shortstop in 10-year Mainieri era to bat .330- plus and field .930-plus ... .828 "OPS" included a .396 on-base, .432 slugging ... 2nd on team in batting with runners in scoring position (.373), 3rd in leadoff OB (.467), 4th in 2-out RBI (15) ... also hit .286 with 2 outs, .365 vs. RHPs (2nd on team), .200 vs. LHPs ... ranked 12th among BIG EAST players with .353 batting in league play, plus 3rd in doubles (8) ...had 42 error-free games, streak of 17 games without an E, just 4 GP with multiple errors and helped turn 43 double plays ... hitless in three straight games just twice all season ... 2nd on team with 19 multi-hit games ... hit team-best .408 in Feb./March (19 RBI, 21 R, 2 HR, 8 2B) ... batted 148 points higher (.395, 22 RBI, 26 R) on road than at home (.247, 12 RBI, 13 R) ... made all starts at short while batting mostly in 9-hole (32) or 8th (24; single start at 5th) ... went 4-for-6 to help beat #25 Winthrop at FAU Classic (2-run HR, 2-run 1B, 2-run 2B) ... twice made heads-up plays to throw behind runner as he rounded third base, with both plays ending 3-2 wins - including at #12 FAU, with final sequence coming on a potential 3-6-3 double-play ball that he switched to other corner of the infield ... hit 6-for-18 as all-tournament pick at Alamo City Classic (4 RBI, 5 R) ... had 2 RBI and key sac. bunt in 12-11 comeback over Southern Illinois (11 inn.) ... scored after HBP vs. #19 Arizona (1-1), adding decisive sac. fly (3-2) in that Round Rock game (4-2) ... scored twice vs. Texas Tech (1B, HBP; 6-1) to begin 9-game hit streak ... homered in 8-4 loss at SIU and hit 3-for-5 in 5-3 win over Salukis (2B) ... batted 6-for-12 in sweep at West Virginia, with RBI double and run in extra-inning opener (5-3, in 10) ... added 3-for-4 game in 6-2 finale (RBI double, 3 R, BB) ... saw his doubles streak end at six games vs. Western Michigan (1-for-3; 12-3 ... earned BIG EAST player-of-the-week honors after hitting 10-for-19 (.526, 6 RBI, 3 R, BB, HBP, SAC, 2B) vs. St. John's, Oakland and Georgetown ... 5-for-6 in split with SJU (RBI, 2 R, 2B), including 3-for-3 in 7-1 opener (RBI, 2 R, 2B) ... hit RBI single to help fuel comeback over Ball State (7-6, in 15) ... went 7-for-11 in sweep at UConn (2 RBI, 4 R, 3 2B), 3-for-5 in 16-8 finale (2B) ... walked and scored in 3-0 win over UCF ... hit 4-for-11 in Virginia Tech series (RBI, R, 2B, BB in 9-0 opener) ... his 5-for-11 BIG EAST Tournament included scorcher to right side that loaded bases in the 5th vs. BC (ND scored for 2-2 tie and later won 3-2) ... added 3-for-5 effort in winners-bracket game vs. St. John's (9-2) ... extended late hit streak to 7 games in NCAA opener vs. Kent State (1-2), batting 2-for-3 (SB/R, SAC) ... hit 2-for-14 overall in NCAAs while battling back pain.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 50 games, making 3rd-most starts among freshmen (40; 36 at 3B) ... made starts at shortstop vs. Newman, Eastern Illinois, Chicago State, Cleveland State ... hit .250 with 26 RBI, 17 runs (4 BB, 2B, SB, 4 HBP, 22 Ks) ... posted .917 fielding (8 Es), helping turn 10 double plays ... 2nd on team in sac. bunts (8) ... effective situational hitter with nearly as many RBI (26) as hits (33), batting 33 points higher with runners in scoring position (.283) ... hit .278 (10-for-36) in BIG EAST regular season (9 RBI, 8 R, 2B, 3 BB, 4 Ks, E) ... had seven multi-hit games, six multi-RBI (5th on team) ... registered first hit vs. Newman (2-for-4, RBI, R; 15-5, at ASU) ... helped spark comeback at Jacksonville (3-for-5, RBI, 2 R; 6-9, in 10) ... plated two vs. Toledo (8-3) ... hit 3-for-7 in sweep of Georgetown (2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB) ... added 3-for-5 game in 15-5 win over Detroit (RBI, R), with 2-RBI games vs. Valparaiso (1-for-4; 13-4) and Seton Hall (2-for-4, 2 R, SB; 9-3) ... went 4-for-8 in sweep of UConn (3 RBI, 2 R) ... hit 1-for-4 at BIG EAST Tournament (RBI, R, 3 GP/1 GS) and 0-for-2 at NCAA Regional (reserve vs. Arizona, San Diego and host Fullerton).


    PREP & PERSONAL: Named Ohio co-player of the year, after batting .484 as senior at Upper Arlington High School (32 RBI, 5 HR, 14 2B, 14 SB) ... rated by Team One Baseball among nation's top-25 SS ... one of four middle infielders who represented Midwest at West Coast Area Code Games (best record by Midwest in event's 12-year history) ... one of three infield prospects selected for '02 ACG (Long Beach, Calif.) ... named to Rawlings all-region team ... twice named to Team Ohio, three times all-conference and all-district ... made just 5 Es in 29 GP as a junior, batting .367 for conference champs ... two-year captain, three-time Gold Glove winner ... helped win three conference titles ... MVP of Mizuno All-Ohio tournament ... shortstop for nationally-recruited Ohio Thunder (summer '02), batting above .400 with wood and metal bats ... '01 American Legion all-star (Post 443) ... two-time Top Guns tournament all-star (Las Vegas) ... hit .400 with Team Ohio at '01 wood-bat Sunbelt Classic (Oklahoma City) ... invited to '01 East Coast Games, Perfect Game Showcase, East Coast Showcase ... member of Columbus Cobras' CABA World Series 3rd-place team ... played three years of varsity water polo, winning three conference and regional titles and '00 state title ('99 runner-up, 3rd in '01) ... water polo captain and MVP as senior, twice all-conference and all-city (2nd team all-state) ... member of swimming conference champs as sophomore, competing in 50 and 100-meter freestyle at district meet ... honor-roll student, chosen for Career Exploration Program ... received Presidential Service Award ... father Jorge Lopez is '77 Notre Dame graduate ... born Jan. 18, 1984, in Tucson, Ariz. ... son of Jorge and Martha Lopez ... full name is Gregory David Lopez ... pre-professional studies and anthropology double major, in College of Arts and Letters.

    Lopez's Career Stats

    Year GP/GSABRH2B3B HRRBIBBHPSO SF/SHSB-SBAOB SLGAVG
    200350/4013217331002644222/81-5.289.258.250
    200459/571993966140234149323/104-5.396.432.332
    200563/622083557712341116447/70-2.347.346.274
    Career172/1595399115622149429299812/255-12.351.356.289
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