Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

Sam Lopez


Sam Lopez

USSSA Playing History


Major Players List

2012 Interview

Why do you like the game of softball?
It helps feed my competitive hunger after my pro baseball career was over.
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
The two best power hitters I've ever seen are Brett Helmer and Jeff Wallace.  They make it look so effortless.  The new up and coming players are Greg Connell and Mike Bowlin.  They pretty much do what ever they want at the plate.  The best pound for pound players are Bryson Baker and Brian Wegman.

What is your nickname in softball?
Sambo is what everybody calls me

Where do you call home?
Dinuba, CA

What do you do for a living?
Fabricator for an Ag pump company

Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro
Football, basketball, and Baseball
Played college Football and Baseball and sign with the N.Y. Mets after my 2 years of JC

How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
A buddy of mine Anthony "yento" Ortega asked me to play with smith softball in 06.  Which is Chris Smith the son of Dan Smith.  Played B Ball for 2 years when I was asked to play with GTL in 08.  Thank you to Donnie Wilson and Charles Garcia for giving me the opportunity to play A and be part of back to back A world titles.  Also want to send a shot out to Kerm Strickland. He played a big part in helping me get noticed by the upper level teams.  Thanks big dawg.
What position do you play?
3B, MI, 2B, 1B

What batting grip do you use?
I use the 2 finger overlap

What ounce bat do you use?
27OZ Endload

What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
I go to the gym 5X a week and hit 4X a week at least 500 swings.  I try to stay in good shape in the off season so when the season starts I'm 100% ready.

What is your favorite sports team?
Oakland Raiders, Boston Red Soxs, Chicago Bulls

What is your favorite sport other than softball?

Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Yes i always have to be the last one to hit BP before the friday night game.

What is your most memorable softball moment?
Winning back to back A worlds.

Is slowpitch softball a sport or a game?
a sport

What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
Limit the major teams to 7 major player because the A teams get 5 so major teams should get 2 more.
What is your favorite non-World tournament?
Toys for tots







One response to “Sam Lopez”

  1. Estevan lopez says:

    That’s right cuz represent Dinuba.. Your the Best player to step on that baseball an football field at dinuba.. I saw u tear it up when I was younger. Much love n respect keep it up DHS

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