Lander University’s Graham Ramos throws to a teammate during warm-up before playing Catawba in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Dolny Stadium. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Lander University’s Graham Ramos throws to a teammate during warm-up before playing Catawba in the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional at Dolny Stadium. (Maddy Jones | Index-Journal)
Lander University’s Connor Lewis charged with reckless abandon toward a foul ball seemingly ready to land in Bearcats catcher Chris Hyatt’s direction.
Not so fast.
“I got it! I got it! I got it!” he screamed as he sped forth and caught it.
Lewis, the country’s leader in home runs and MVP of the Peach Belt Conference baseball tournament, had caught hold of Thursday’s first-round NCAA Division II Southeast Regional baseball game before that.

The senior first baseman hit a three-run double in the bottom of the third, setting the tone for the second-ranked Bearcats’ 4-1 victory against Catawba at Dolny Stadium. Lewis’ double was followed a short time later by an RBI single by Weston Lawing.
That was all the Bearcats -- seeded first in this regional -- would need as starter Dylan Wolchik (11-1) retired the first 10 batters he faced and went the distance. He gave up three hits and struck out four batters.
 
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