Former Wildcat baseball standout Adam Lewis is well on his way to being a star in the major leagues.
He signed with the St. Louis Cardinal organization from Mars Hill College and was one of just a handful of rookies to be invited to train with the Cardinals at their spring training venue in Jupiter, Florida.
Lewis, an outstanding catcher at Mars Hill, impressed the Cardinal staff during his time in Jupiter to the extent that he was asked to attend a special mini-camp and signed a contract on February 26.He is the son of Anna and Woody Lewis and batted .342 for the Lions.
“Oh, my goodness, he was so excited after he got the call,” said Anna Lewis. “He just kept pinching himself to make sure it was true.”
Instead of working out with the minor leaguers, Lewis was “up with the big guys,” like Matt Holliday and Chris Carpenter.
“He was just in awe of these guys,” said his mother.
It gets better. At the mini-camp, he will be under the supervision of Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, considered by many to be the best shortstop of all time.
Lewis isn’t sure whether being under the watchful eye of the major league coaches will move him up the minor league food chain, but if he continues to perform at a high level, it certainly won’t hurt.
For a former Wildcat it’s “like a dream come true.”