Feb. 20: Thomas Powell, baseball

Thomas Powell hitting. Text: Hornet of the Week Thomas Powell

Lynchburg, Va. -- Lynchburg College shortstop Thomas Powell started the season off on a tear this past week, a two-game outburst that earned him Hornet of the Week honors.

Powell went 5-for-6 at the plate in his first two games of 2018 with a double, four runs scored, a walk, two hit-by-pitches, and an RBI. The junior from Stanardsville, Va., was put out just once in Lynchburg's two contests, a 9-3 loss at Methodist and an 8-3 victory at Averett.

He currently leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in batting average and on-base percentage.