The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The twenty-fourth student-athlete in this series is junior second baseman Michael Del Buono.
Del Buono, a junior from Clifton, Va., helped the Hornets to a 5-1 week last week with six multi-hit games on the way to a .478 batting average (11-for-23). Among his 11 hits were four extra-base hits including a double, triple and a pair of homeruns, which he smacked against Tufts University. Del Buono scored nine runs and drove in 10 more on the week. He had three runs batted in against Ferrum, Averett and Tufts to open the week. He also walked twice for 20 total bases. Del Buono is eighth in the ODAC with a .397 batting average, and he's first with four triples and a .679 slugging percentage. His four homers are also second in the league.
What is your favorite moment thus far as a Hornet?
My favorite moment as a Hornet would without a doubt be before last year's ODAC tournament game when we gathered in center field, led by our pitching coach, and we got as hyped we possibly could in basically a mini-mosh pit. We ended up losing the game but that is one moment that you have with your teammates that you never forget.
What are your expectations for the rest of the season?
When it comes to my expectations for the rest of the season, I will be happy with nothing less than an ODAC championship in both the regular season and tournament. Once this happens, I can see our team making some noise in the regional tournament. My expectations may be high for our team, but our talent level is even higher, and I believe our hunger to be the best will lead us where we want to be.
What do you like most about LC baseball?
My favorite thing about LC Baseball is the winning. I am not a person who likes to lose and LC's baseball program has a strong tradition of winning, and this year I expect our team to only add to it.
What is your favorite thing about LC and this campus?
My favorite thing about LC and its' campus is how close everything is to each other, no matter where you are on campus you never seem to be more than a swift stroll away.
July 23, 2012 Palase Earning Playing Time in Pulaski
July 19, 2012 Fox Field Gets New Scoreboard
July 10, 2012 Six Hornets Dot All-State Baseball Team
May 29, 2012 Four Hornets Earn ABCA All-Region Honors
May 1, 2012 Q&A With Hornet of the Week Robert Garrett
April 29, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Wins ODAC Title, Defeats Bridgewater 2-1
April 24, 2012 Hornets Ranked Near Top in National Statistical Categories
April 20, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Splits With Washington & Lee
April 18, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Ranked 22nd in ABCA Poll
April 17, 2012 LC Baseball Defeats Ferrum 4-3
April 10, 2012 Q&A With Hornet of the Week Dan Savage
April 9, 2012 Savage and Garrett Named ODAC Players of the Week
April 4, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Tames Methodist in 7-6 Victory
March 31, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Sweeps Roanoke in Doubleheader
March 26, 2012 Kenah Named ODAC Baseball Player of the Week
March 23, 2012 Kenah Fuels Lynchburg’s 6-3 Win Over Southern Virginia
March 22, 2012 Q&A With Hornet of the Week Michael Del Buono
March 21, 2012 LC Baseball Splits With No.10 Shenandoah
March 20, 2012 LC Baseball Game vs. Southern Virginia Moved to Friday
March 19, 2012 Del Buono and Voumard Named ODAC Players of the Week
March 17, 2012 Hornets Baseball Take Two from the Royals
March 16, 2012 Tufts Defeats LC Baseball 9-4
March 13, 2012 Hornet Baseball Outmatches Ferrum 19-5
March 10, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Splits With Randolph-Macon
March 9, 2012 LC Baseball Defeats Penn State Abington 4-2
March 8, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Edges NC Wesleyan 5-3
March 6, 2012 Hornet Baseball Defeats Southern Virginia 13-4
March 4, 2012 LC Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Guilford
March 3, 2012 LC Baseball To Play Doubleheader at Guilford on Sunday
March 1, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball’s Game vs. Averett Postponed
February 24, 2012 Lynchburg College Baseball Game vs. Shenandoah Postponed
February 21, 2012 Lynchburg College Baseball Postpones Wednesday Game vs. SVU
February 17, 2012 Hornets Defeat Nationally Ranked Birmingham Southern 7-4
February 16, 2012 LC Baseball Schedule Changes Made for the Weekend
February 14, 2012 Q&A With Hornet of the Week Brock Shiflett
February 14, 2012 LC Baseball Defeats Stevenson 11-8 in Home Opener
February 12, 2012 Hornet Baseball Falls to Greensboro 7-3
February 11, 2012 Lynchburg Baseball Defeats Averett 8-6 in Comeback Fashion
November 8, 2011 LC Baseball Releases 2012 Schedule