2016 Season Preview: Fauquier Falcons
March 9, 2016
By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management
As we enter March, the high school season is quickly approaching. As we approach opening day, we will continue our look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.
Class: 4A West
Conference: 22 and the Evergreen District
Coach: Matt O’Saben
2015 Record: 19-6
2015 Post Season: Conference Champions, State Semifinals
Returning Starters/Position: 6
Returning Pitchers: 2
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Travis Croson (OF, 2016, Shenandoah)
Henry Delavergne (OF/RHP, 2017) Delavergne has speed and takes good routes in the outfield, covering a lot of ground. He has a quick release and a good arm. At the plate he has some bat speed and gap power.
Jacob Evans (3B, 2017) Evans is a good defender at third and has soft hands.
Chandler Kezele (LHP/1B, 2016, Emory & Henry) - 2016 - 6'5"- 185 - L/L - Committed to Emory and Henry
Blaze O'Saben (SS, 2018) O’Saben was named First Team All-Conference and to the All-Region team as a freshman. He uses the entire field and has gap power. Defensively he has good hands and a strong arm.
Tyler Pavlock (C, 2016, Shenandoah)
Fauquier is coming off of an outstanding 2015 season that saw the Falcons capture the Conference 22 championship and reach the State Semifinals before losing to eventual State Champion Glen Allen. The 2016 Falcons should again be a strong team as they will be sound defensively and have a balanced and deep offensive attack. The Falcons biggest potential weakness will be pitching depth after graduating ace Ryan Simpson (Shepherd) from last year’s staff. If Fauquier can get consistent performances on the mound this spring, the Falcons will again have a strong team and will be competitive in the very deep 4A West.