There’s a hole in the top of the mound on the ball field at Cedar Crest High School, one that’s not at all related to the pitching rubber.
Actually what it is is a void, a void created by graduation, and one hoping to be filled by Conor Baweic.
Baweic is very aware that he has big shoes to fill, stepping in for departed hurlers Logan Fullmer and Dan Black. But so far, so good.
At 6-2, Baweic is the biggest reason that the Cedar Crest baseball team is off to a 3-1 start. The junior righthander also lends credence to the mantra ‘Tradition never graduates.’
On Wednesday in Fredericksburg, Baweic pitched the Falcons to a 2-0 victory over Northern Lebanon. He was in control throughout.
Baweic surrendered but a lone single, whiffed seven and did not issue a free pass. He allowed only one Viking to get into scoring position.
It was also Baweic’s second pitching victory of the young season. Earlier in the spring, Baweic had led Cedar Crest to a season-opening triumph over Hershey.
– Jeff Falk