By: Connor Canfield
Fairview Park, Ohio- Spring is officially here and that means Spring Sports are right around the corner. Let’s take a look at the upcoming season for Fairview Baseball.
The Previous Year
While it has been two years since the Warriors last took the field, in their last official season they went 10-12 and fell to Cloverleaf in the sectional semi-final.
A New Era
It is officially a new era for Fairview Baseball as they will be led out by semi-new skipper Zak Broschk. While it is technically his second season at the helm, his first season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic before he could even manage a game. He was previously the coach of the JV team for two years before he replaced previous head coach Ryan Barry after he stepped down at the end of the 2019 season.
This will be Fairview’s first look at several GLC teams after they lost the opportunity to play last year. Non-conference opponents include season-opening games against Brooklyn and Midview, and then games with Columbiana, Open Door, Lutheran West, Columbia, and Cuyahoga Heights. The non-conference slate will also include a game against an opponent TBD at Progressive Field on April 16th. Fairview will also face all GLC opponents at least once and will face some twice.
Fairview will be a primarily senior-laden team with a big group of sophomores and a few freshmen and juniors sprinkled in. The seniors include Timmy Hollander, Alex Barnhart, Tyler Danburg, Enrique Lopez, Jay Foose, and Kevin Plascak, who should all play a big impact on the team. The juniors are a small group of three, but Sean McNamara should have a nice impact on the team while Connor Canfield and Darren VanShoor will be bench pieces. The sophomores are the biggest group on the team and include Josh Hill, Jack Burke, Ben Leslie, Mikey Rizzo, Ryan Shoman, David Medina, and Avery Bruening. Finally rounding out the team are freshmen Nolan Reis and Sal Rizzo.