The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The twenty-seventh student-athlete in this series is junior baseball player, Dan Savage.
Savage had a huge week at the plate, highlighted by a 5-5 performance in the second game against Bridgewater College. In that offensive display, he had two three-run homeruns while adding two doubles and a single along with another RBI for a total of seven in the game. He also plated two other runs during the week and crossed home a total of four times. He hit .467 during the week and is hitting .425 this season. Savage leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) in doubles (17), is tied for first in RBI (39) and is third in the conference in hits (51).
For his efforts, Savage was named the ODAC player of the week.
What was it like to hit two three-run home runs against Bridgewater?
We have a very strong team this year, just being a part of it is an honor. I am not a home run hitter, so being able to contribute in different aspects is key to winning big games like this one. Baseball is a very humbling sport, there are many high points and low points, trying to stay relaxed and focused throughout the whole year is vital to a winning season.
What do you like most about LC baseball?
I love the guys on the team, we are all very close to one another and can rely on each other for support. There is no drama off the field which directly relates to how we play on the field. I am very blessed to have met such a great group of guys.
What is your favorite moment thus far as a Hornet?
This is a very special season for Lynchburg baseball, I believe we have the capability of being the best team this school has ever seen. There are going to be a lot of special moments in the future and I cannot wait for them. Although, thus far my favorite moment would have to be when Coach Abell gave me my first start as a freshman. Coach has put me in a place to succeed since my first fall practice and he is a large reason I have become the player I am today, I will never forget what he has done for my career.
Why did you choose Lynchburg College?
I love the campus that Lynchburg provides for its students, the baseball field is so close to where we all live so walking to the field is a possibility.