Team Preview: Dripping Springs

Tyler King
PBR Texas

The Texas high school season kicks off on February 24, the first day for regular season games. Most teams will begin practicing on January 31, getting their rosters set and finalizing their lineups.

Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we will be rolling out team previews of high school teams all across the state and across all classifications, eventually launching our Preseason Power 25. 

We have been sending out our annual Preseason Questionnaire to coaches all across the state and as the responses flood in we will bring you a snapshot of what to expect along with top players and keys to success for that particular team. If you don’t see your team’s season preview make sure your head coach fills out his Preseason Questionnaire

Team: Dripping Springs
2019 Record: 25-15-1
Conference: 25-5A
Head Coach: Chris Payne
Playoff Run: 3rd Round
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers: 3


Name  State School Class Pos Commitment
Zach Tjelmeland  TX Dripping Springs  2020 RHP/IF  Texas-Rio Grande Valley
Cameron O’Banan TX Dripping Springs 2021 RHP/OF Texas
Brennan Frickel TX Dripping Springs 2021 IF Houston


Coach Chris Payne and Dripping Springs return four players from their 2019 team that made the regional quarterfinals. The group of returners is led by three players that will help lead this 2020 team. On the mound, coach Payne returns two key contributors in senior RHP/IF Zach Tjelmeland (committed to Texas-Rio Grande Valley) and junior RHP/OF Cameron O’Banan (No. 56 in 2021 PBR Texas rankings, committed to Texas). Along with Tjelmeland and O’Banan in the lineup, Dripping Springs also returns junior IF Brennan Frickel (committed to Houston).  

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