Prep Baseball Report

2018 Team Preview: Helias Catholic Crusaders

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2018 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: 19
Twitter Handle:
2017 Overall Record: 18-7
2017 Post Season Finish: Lost in Quarterfinals
Team Website:

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

Players with 2017 Post Season Honors
Parker Schnieders, 2B, 2018, Honorable Mention All -State
Austin Fennewald, C, 2018, All-District (Drury Univ.)
Alex Buschjost, LF, 2018, All-District
Trevor Austin, SS, 2020, All-District (Missouri)
Connor McKenna, RHP, 2018, All-District

Players to Watch
Zach Woehr, CF, 2019
Zach Davidson, LHP, 2019
Bryce Bond, LHP, 2019
Jacob Hartman, RHP, 2018
Dylan Hood, 1B, 2018
Jeremiah Heckman, 3B, 2018
Brandon Ferguson, UTL, 2018

Season Outlook
 The Helias Crusaders will be in search of their 22nd district title and sixth state title in school history this season.  After nearly qualifying for the Class 4 Final Four in 2017, the Crusaders are talented and experienced and ready to make a run this spring.  Helias will strong defensively up the middle. Senior 2B Parker Schnieders earned All-State honors last season and returns with sophomore, and Missouri commit, Trevor Austin at shortstop.  All-District junior catcher, Austin Fennewald, is committed to Drury and will anchor the defense, while senior RHP Connor McKenna will look to get the majority of the innings on the mound after receiving All-District honors in 2017.  Also watch for senior OF, and All-District player, Alex Buschjost to play a key role in the teams success.  Don't be surprised if the Crusaders claim another district title and compete for the state crown in Class 4.

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