Prep Baseball Report

Team Spotlight: Helias Catholic Crusaders

Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

As we prepare for the upcoming 2020 high school season, we will be taking a
preseason glimpse at programs from around the state.

Team: Helias Catholic
Class: 4
Conference: NA
Head Coach: Chris Wyrick
Years as head coach at school: 20
Twitter Handle:
2019 Overall Record: 23-5
2019 Conference Record:
2019 Post Season Finish: Lost is State Semifinals

Number of Returning Starters/Pitchers
: 3
Number of Returning Starters/Position Players: 6

Players with 2019 Post Season Honors

Trevor Austin, SS, 2020 1st Team All State (Missouri)
Jacob Weaver, OF, 2021 1st Team All District
Zach Paschal, 3B, 2020 2nd Team All District
Zach Wolken, 1B, 2021 Honorable Mention All District
Kaleb Haley, RHP, 2020 Honorable Mention All District (William Woods)

Players To Watch

Griffin Buschjost, OF, 2020
James Schaefer, RHP, 2020 (Benedictine)
Dawson Mayer, RHP, 2020

Alex Loethen, 2B, 2021
Aleck Barchenski
, RHP/IF, 2021
Ethan Holzhauser, C, 2021
Jaden Kolb, RHP/2B, 2022

Season Outlook
The Helias Crusaders will look to take the next step in 2020 after falling short in the State Semifinals last season.  They will be led by All-State SS Trevor Austin, a Missouri recruit.  Seniors Zach Paschal, Kaleb Haley, Griffin Buschjost, James Schaefer and Dawson Mayer will provide leadership and experience from a year ago.  Ethan Holzhauser and Jaden Kolb will see increased role and watch for Aleck Barchenski to contribute on the mound. 


High School coaches can request a 2020 Team Survey by email PBR State Director, Shon Plack at, [email protected].

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