Nick Lopez Named Second Team NCBWA All-America

Nick Lopez Named Second Team NCBWA All-America

The mustache is magic.

Nick Lopez was named Second-Team All-America by the NCBWA on Wednesday, further enhancing a season that witnessed him flirt with .400 for much of the campaign. The NCBWA is the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Lopez, a graduate transfer from Southern Cal, has been scorching all season and is .350 batting average and .960 OPS in 56 games as Kentucky’s primary designated hitter. He also saw early-season time at third and first base.

The Santa Ana, California native has scored 57 runs, has 76 hits, two triples, six home runs, 22 walks and drove in 50. His 22 doubles are tied for the third-most in a season in the Mingione era. In SEC play he hit .348 with 31 RBI. He has 24 multi-hit games this season.

UK will open play in the College World Series at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. local time on Saturday, June 15 in Omaha, Nebraska against NC State.

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