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Nelson Lopez
Nelson Lopez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Monsignor Pace HS

Last College:
Broward CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
Pitcher

Birthdate:
07/28/1980

Degree:
Communication


Summer League (`01): Was a starting pitcher for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaskan League. Held opponents to a .221 average and finished with a 2.89 ERA. In 56 innings or work, struck out 27 while only walking 20.

As a Junior (`01): One of four pitchers to finish the season undefeated (2-0). Got his first win at FAU against Bethune-Cookman (2/23). Second win came againt A-Sun opponent Campbell where he only needed 1 1/3 innings to pick up the victory. Entered the game in the eighth with the Blue Wave trailing 13-10 to get the last out of the inning. FAU's offense came alive to get the needed runs to go ahead 14-13 and Lopez finished the game with a ground-out and two fly balls. In his longest outing of the season, six innings, recorded a season-high 5 K's in the A-Sun Tournament against UCF.

JUCO (`99-'00): Played for Mike Silvestri at Broward Community College.

Draft (`98): Drafted by the Chicago White Sox, 29th round.

High School: Played for Mike Silvestri at Monsignor Pace High School. As a senior named first team all-conference, first team all-state. Was also named to the Florida Select Team. Played in the Florida All-Star Game.

Personal: Communication major. Son of Alfredo and Mercedes Lopez. Born July 28, 1980 in Miami, FL.

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