Prep Baseball Report

Preseason Countdown: No.22 Fairview

By John Cackowski
State Director

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the top 50 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage. The top 50 teams are picked from all classifications, and are not divided up by class level. To see the entire list click here

Team: Fairview
Preseason Rank: 22
2015 Record 17-4
Conference: Front Range
CHSAA Class: 5A
Head Coach: David Castillo
Playoff Run: Lost to Mountain Vista 4-2 in 5A District 6 Championship game.
2015 Final Rank: 16
Returning Starters: 2
Returning Pitchers: 3

Mitch Tyse, OF/1B, No 50 2016 (Santa Clara)
Jordan Scheufele, RHP/OF, 2016

Tyler Carpenter, LHP, 2017

Matt Erickson, LHP, 2017
Stone Streeter, 2B/RHP, 2017

Sam McGill, C, 2017

Finding protection for Tyse in the lineup. The Santa Clara commit is the one legitimate offensive starter coming back.
Ryan Madden: Oklahoma

The Knights will have to replace 14 wins, 95 innings, 123 strikeouts, and hundreds of plus 90 mph fastballs on the mound with Ryan Madden and Johnny Feauto graduating.

Under legendary head coach Rick Harig the Knights have had one of the most consistent successful programs in the state. Before the spring Harig decided to retire and now David Castillo is at the helm. Coming off the last two years where the Knights had a combined 37 and 7 record, the Knights will reload with new talent after watching a lot of D1 players graduate. Big 6-foot-6 Mitch Tyse returns. The 2016 Santa Clara commit has power in his bat hitting 4 homeruns in 2015, and drove in 19 RBI's while hitting .405. 2017 2B Stone Streeter is a .300 hitter, solid middle infielder, and can also spell some innings on the mound. The Knights will be looking to depend on 2017 left handed pitchers Tyler Carpenter and Matt Erickson to pitch quality innings in 2016. Both are capable. The Knights have been a factory churning out D1 and MLB draft pick talent over the last couple of years. We are excited to see some new Knights step up and continue their winning tradition. They still will be one of the better 5A teams in the state.

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