CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Xavier boys' soccer team immediately smothered any substate suspense.
As a result, they are on the cusp of yet another state-tournament berth.
Senior forward Luke Duball scored less than two minutes int ... »
l Name: Brandon Lopez
l Number: 5
l Position: Infield
l Bats/Throws: Right/Right
l Height/Weight: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds
l Age: 23
l Hometown: Miramar, Fla.
l Noteworthy: Earned a promotion to Cedar Rapids last season after hitting .337 in 27 games for Rookie-level Elizabethton. Walked more (21) than he struck out (19) for E-Twins. For Kernels, hit .286 in 18 games. Four-year starting shortstop for University of Miami (Fla.). Hit .385 for Hurricanes as a senior, helping them to College World Series. Drafted by Minnesota Twins in 10th round last year. Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays in 34th round out of high school in 2012 but did not sign.