2017 Team Preview: Helias Catholic Crusaders



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As  we  prepare  for  the  upcoming  2017  high  school  season,  we  will  be  taking  a 
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.


Team:
Helias Catholic HS
Nickname: Crusaders
Class: Class 4
Conference: N/A
Head Coach: Chris Wyrick
Years as head coach at school: 18th Season
Twitter Handle:
@BaseballHelias
2016 Overall Record: 21-9
2016 Post­ Season Finish: Lost in State Quarter Finals
2017 Preseason Rank: #5

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers: 2
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 5

Players with 2016 Post Season Honors
Tyler Cassmeyer, RHP, 2017, All District (State Fair CC)
Zach Stiles, OF, 2017, All District
Parker Schniders, 2B, 2018, All District

Players to Watch
Trevor Austin, SS, 2020
Cole Fennewald
, RHP/UTL, 2017
Alex Buschjost
, RHP/OF, 2018
Austin Fennewald
, C, 2018
Andrew Boessen
, RHP, 2017

SEASON OUTLOOK
Helias Catholic finished with a 21-9 record last season, won their 21st district championhsip and reached the Elite Eight in the state playoffs. This season, the Crusaders enter the season ranked number five in Class 4, returning five position players and two pitchers from 2016.  They will have experienced players from last year's team and the expectations are high in Jefferson City.  Senior RHP Tyler Cassmeyer, senior OF Zach Stiles and junior 2B Parker Schniders all received All-District honors in 2016 and look to build on last years success. Watch for Cole Fennewald to play an increased role this season, both in the field and on the mound, while juniors Austin Fennewald and Alex Buschjost make an impact this spring in the outfield and behind the plate, respectively. The Crusaders are poised and ready to make another run at the state championship this spring and claim their 22nd district title. 

CLICK HERE, For a complete list of Missouri 2017 Team Previews

High School coaches can request a 2017 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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