Travis Weaver, shortstop for BC, continues on with his love for baseball.
February 20, 2011
Senior shortstop Travis Weaver is really just a country boy who enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his friends watching Will Ferrell movies.
Weaver was born in Weyers Cave, Va., and has called it home for the last 21 years. He grew up watching his older brother play the sport that inspired him to do the same.
“I’ve been playing since I was 4 years old,” Weaver said. “My dad helped coach the team my brother Andrew was playing on. Since he was doing it, I started doing it.”
Weaver has played baseball from middle school and through his high school years as a Fort Defiance High School Indian. He has won numerous awards, including All-District baseball and All-State high jumper in track and field. What brought him to Bluefield College was the scholarship money, the chance to be a part of the starting line-up on the baseball team, and the coaching staff.
With his enrollment here came success in other areas.
“I was on ESPN, probably the coolest thing ever,” said Weaver. “I was in a dunk contest here my sophomore year at the school. I did a dunk where I jumped over one of my friends and made it.”
The next discovery about this senior athlete was a surprise. He was a bit timid when asked about what he would do if he could not play baseball.
“If I could not play baseball I would probably be a farmer because I’ve grown up on a farm my whole life,” Weaver said. “Or I would be a sports information director at a school. I like writing about sports and stuff like that, designing media guides and such.”
He said he isn’t sure what he wants to do after graduation this May, but he plans to continue with baseball and stay close, for the time being.
“Next year I hope to be doing an internship with the minor league team the Bluefield Blue Jays,” he said. I’ll pretty much do whatever they need done, but hopefully I can turn that into a job somewhere else.”
Stay tuned for more accomplishments in Travis’ future. He will be starting when Bluefield College meets Coker College this Saturday, Feb. 19, and Sunday, Feb. 20.