Sammy Lopez fell in love with baseball, thanks to a special person.
“My mom got me into it,” Lopez said. “She started me and where I am now I have her to thank for it.”
Ever since then, he’s lived on the diamond, working his way up to one of the senior leaders of the Cy Lakes Spartans.
Last week, Lopez pitched a complete game, striking out 15 and if that wasn’t enough, he went 5-7 at the plate with 3 doubles.
But while he shows promise on the mound, his favorite position is third base and according to Lopez, there’s no place like the hot corner.
KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera caught up with this week’s KHOU 11 Sports Athlete of the Week.