YUMA, AZ – The National Junior College Athletic Association announced last week the finalized rosters for this summer’s NJCAA Baseball National Team, in which infielder Irving Lopez from the Arizona Western College Matador baseball team was selected for.
“It's a great opportunity for a local Matador to represent Arizona Western College and Yuma,” said AWC head baseball coach Drew Keehn. “It should be a great experience for Irving and well deserved one at that!”
Lopez (Yuma, AZ) finished his freshman season with the Matadors by appearing in all 55 games while batting a team best .385 with two homeruns and 34 RBI’s. He gathered 77 hits to go along with 44 runs scored and he stole five bases.
Other players selected to the NJCAA Baseball National Team this summer from the ACCAC include Glendale pitcher Cameron Brendel and Central Arizona infielders Alex Lee and David Petrino.
The baseball national team and its 26-man roster will head to Wichita, Kansas to represent the United States in the 80th National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series from August 1-9. The national team is led by Iowa Western head coach Marc Rardin. The roster has players representing 23 different NJCAA colleges. For more information, please visit www.nbcbaseball.com.