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Athlete Spotlight: Baseball's Chris Hege

Chris Hege

Sophomore Chris Hege is a shortstop for the LCC baseball team.  Courtesy photo

Jonah Unger

Staff writer Jonah Unger recently had the chance to speak with Chris Hege, a sophomore shortstop for LCC's baseball team. 

How long have you been playing for LCC?
“This is my sophomore season here at LCC. Last year was awesome, getting the opportunity to go to the World Series. I am excited to go back this year to win it all.”

Who was your biggest inspiration to start playing baseball, and how old were you when you first started playing? 
“My parents have and always will be my inspiration for all I do. My mom is who got me into baseball at the age of 4. She used to play softball. And my dad is my biggest supporter.” 

What team is your favorite baseball team?
“My favorite team is the Tigers. Being from the metro Detroit area, one of my favorite things to do as a kid was go to Tigers games and run on the field.”

Who is your favorite baseball player and why?
“My favorite player right now is Tim Anderson. He is the shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. He always plays with so much confidence and backs it all up every time.”

What is your favorite thing about baseball as a sport?
“My favorite thing has to be the mental side of the game. Baseball is an extremely mentally dominant sport, which can be a challenge at times, but it also brings out great moments that you cherish forever.”

What is your favorite thing about playing for LCC?
“All my teammates. They are all like brothers to me and it’s awesome getting to spend so much time with them throughout the year. I already have so many special moments with these guys, and I am excited for more this year.”

What do you intend on improving on most as a player?
“Like I said earlier, the mental side is a huge piece of baseball, so this is something I will continue to work on throughout my playing career.”

What is your major?
“I am a kinesiology major. I hope to become a physical therapist later in life."

What are your plans after LCC?
“I am currently committed to Western Illinois University. I will be attending there after this season to play baseball and continue studying kinesiology.”

 

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