Kovacs and Lopez Selected to Florida Collegiate Summer League All-Star Game
July 17, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
SANFORD, Fla.- A pair of Palm Beach Atlantic rising senior right-handers were announced on Tuesday afternoon as members of the All-Star roster for the Florida Collegiate Summer League based in Central Florida. Both playing for the Leesburg Lightning, Nic Kovacs and Andres Lopez have each been chosen to the North All-Star team and will be suiting up for the game on Tuesday evening at 7 pm as the teams battle it out Sanford Memorial Stadium.
Those fans that cannot make it out in person to watch the annual All-Star festivities, which will include a Homerun Derby in addition to the game, can tune in to the action with an online broadcast.
Both pitchers are coming off solid first seasons with the Sailfish in 2012 as they set their sights on taking Palm Beach Atlantic to greater heights in their final campaign in 2013.
Kovacs has appeared in seven games with six starts for the Lightning who enter the All-Star break in first-place with a 19-9 record. A native of Clermont, Florida and a junior college transfer by way of Lake-Sumter Community College last season, Kovacs has put together a solid first-half as he leads the Lightning with a 4-0 record and a solid 2.37 earned-run average over the course of 38 innings pitched.
While limiting the opposition to just a .234 batting average, Kovacs has struck out 31 batters and walked only six through the first-half of the season.
Lopez has also been solid as he has worked exclusively out of the bullpen for the Lightning. He boasts a 3.00 earned-run average over the course of eight appearance while tossing 12 innings and striking out 14 batters. Hitters have put together just a .184 batting average against the Homestead, Florida native.