Former Trojan Roberto Lopez Named Pioneer League MVP

Sept. 5, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- Former USC outfielder Roberto Lopez was named most valuable player of the Pioneer League after finishing the regular season with a .400 batting average (108-for-270) for the Orem Owlz. Lopez, who played for USC from 2005-08, was among the league leaders for almost every major category.

A native of La Mesa, Calif., Lopez recorded 28 doubles, one triple, 14 home runs and 72 RBI while playing first base for the Owlz. He went 1-for-2 in his final game to reach the .400 plateau before sitting out the regular season finale.

Lopez was a 25th round selection of the Los Angeles Angels and began the season with a 24-game hitting streak.

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