For Tanner Lubach, the feeling of the College World Series took on a new meaning Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Lubach, a graduate of Lincoln Southwest High School was selected to be behind the plate to catch the ceremonial first pitch before the CWS opener from Former President George W. Bush.
"It was unreal, just to be face to face with the President, talking to him, playing catch with him, it was just quite the experience and I'm just absolutely honored. I made sure I was going to catch that one, it was probably the most important pitch I've ever caught," Lubach commented.
Tanner said his heart was racing during the warmup session with the former President. "The President has a good arm, he was going back and forth and getting it in there," said Lubach.
Tanner is off to Illinois State on a baseball scholarship in the fall, and for him, this moment will be hard to top.
"It's got to be the coolest baseball moment I've had," Lubach said.