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.