Conor Bawiec might be Lebanon County’s most talented baseball player. And he may just be the Cedar Crest Falcons’ most valuable player.
It is Bawiec’s talent and leadership by example that has Cedar Crest in the middle of the Lancaster-Lebanon Section One race.
The Falcons are the best team they can be when Bawiec, their number-one starter, is toeing the rubber of the mound. A hard-throwing righthander, Bawiec gets opposing batters out with his velocity, the movement of his ball and his ability to spot pitches.
From his third spot in the batting order, the 6-3 senior is a catalyst for the Cedar Crest offense. Employing a selective eye, Bawiec the batter is a good contact hitter, who also possesses power and speed.
With Bawiec showing the way, the Falcons are engaged in a three-way battle with Warwick and Penn Manor for the Section One title, as well as the runner-up position which would also produce an L-L league playoff berth. Cedar Crest is also fighting for a berth in next month’s prestigious District Three Class AAAA tournament.
In addition, Bawiec aspires to ply his baseball trade on the next level. He is currently considering a number of Division Three programs at which to continue his academic and athletic pursuits.
– Jeff Falk