8 E.J. Lopez
8 - E.J. Lopez
Height: 6-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Edison
Position: IF
Major: Human Biology
Bats/Throws: R/R

At Pomona-Pitzer: Completed his third season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team, where he plays in the infield, primarily at third base.

2014: Played in 31 games, hitting .311 with three homers and 32 RBI...Missed the first four games with an injury, but came back to hit 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 4-3 win over CMS in his first game of the year...Finished the three-game CMS series 8-for-15 with five RBI...Ended the season with a 4-for-4, two-homer, five-RBI game against Redlands...Batted 3-for-5 in a win over No. 6 Ithaca...Tallied five RBI in the three-game Whittier series.

2013: Played in all 45 games, including 44 starts...Hit .275 with 14 doubles, a homer and 33 RBI...Ended the year on an eight-game hitting streak, including six postseason games...Batted 8-for-18 in the SCIAC Tournament with five RBI, including 3-for-5 in the championship game...Had a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth of a comeback win over La Verne...Hit his first career home run in the NCAA Tournament against No. 1 Linfield...Batted 6-for-12 with seven RBI in a three-game series with La Verne...Was 6-12 with four RBI in a three-game series with CMS...Was 4-for-8 with three RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Redlands.

2012: First-team All-SCIAC...Second-team All-West Region selection by D3Baseball.com...Started 37 games after moving into the line-up permanently in the second game of the year...Batted .338 with 32 RBI...Split time between second base and third base...Was 1-for-3 with two RBI against eventual West Region champion Whitworth in his collegiate debut, then batted 2-for-3 with three RBI in his second collegiate game at Whittier...Was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI in a home win over defending CAA champion Redlands...Was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a win over Puget Sound...Was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in the first game of the Occidental series...Batted .352 with 26 RBI in SCIAC games. 

High School: Attended Edison High School in Fresno, where he played on the baseball, water polo and track teams…Named to the Fresno City All-Star team in baseball as a senior, when he was the team’s MVP…A two-time CMAC All-League selection…Helped the Tigers to a CIF Central Section championship in 2009…Earned CSF Highest Honors in the classroom…Member of the Fresno Unified Student Advisory Board.

Personal: Attends Pitzer College, where he majors in human biology…Has one sister, Emily, who played softball for Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and is currently an assistant coach there…Hobbies include sailing, snowboarding and wakeboarding…Remember the Titans is his favorite movie…Lists Neuroscience 1 as the most interesting course he has taken while at Pitzer...Played in the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League for the Cutthroats in Casper, Wyoming in the summer of 2013...Spent the summer of 2012 traveling to Grand-Am races around the country and producing short promotional videos for APR’s Audi R8 racing team...Chose Pitzer “because it is a small school with growing academic honors. I could not pass up the opportunity to attend a top tier school and play NCAA baseball.”