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Davidson’s 2017 baseball team doesn’t have anybody like that. There are no future first-round draft choices on this roster. The Wildcats have less than three full scholarships to divide among a roster of 35 players (the NCAA maximum is 11.7 scholarships; most of the teams left in the tournament will approach that maximum).O’Linger, has rubber-armed his way through two straight amazing weekends. O’Linger’s pitch count would be way too high under normal circumstances – he threw 236 pitches in the Atlantic 10 tournament and 128 more in the Chapel Hill regional this past weekend. But these are not normal circumstances.O’Linger doesn’t dream of a baseball career. His right arm will be mostly used to count pills in his adult life -- O’Linger is a Phi Beta Kappa student at Davidson who starts pharmacy school at the University of Florida in the fall.This is his last hurrah, but it keeps getting extended. Who’s to say how far the Davidson run will go? The Davidson campus is practically empty these days -- the 1,950-student college doesn’t offer on-campus summer school, which is one reason why Curry has had a hard time finishing his college degree after leaving a year early.But the baseball team just keeps showing up and plugging along. It arrived back from Chapel Hill Monday to a small but enthusiastic crowd, with players grinning sheepishly as they came off the bus.How far can Wildcats go?If you can beat the No. 2 team in the country, you can conceivably beat anybody. Davidson had never won a conference baseball championship in 115 years of playing the sport until this team did it, nor had the Wildcats appeared in the NCAA tourney until Friday. Davidson now needs to win a “super regional” -- a two-out-of-three series on the road against Texas A&M -- to make it to the College World Series in Omaha.While he Davidson baseball squad certainly acts happy to be here, it isn’t satisfied. This Davidson baseball team shows a lot of the inherent joy and camaraderie that the 2008 Davidson basketball team did, as well as a similar level of competitiveness.Curry, meanwhile, is going to win another NBA championship soon – perhaps before this week is out. He is playing remarkably well, and with Kevin Durant as his co-star, the Warriors have become almost unbeatable. (I predicted before this NBA series began that Golden State would sweep Cleveland; the Warriors are now halfway there but would have to win two games on the road to accomplish that).Regardless of where it stops, what a ride this is for Wildcats fans.Davidson will try to keep slaying Goliaths in one sport, Curry will keep trying to play Goliath in another, and we will just have to see who can best use a slingshot. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
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