By Joanne Barnard and Phil Aumiller
Baseball is supposed to be a summer game, but the High School baseball season starts in the chilly air of early March nonetheless. The grass is still brown and the sky is less than blue, but the boys of summer have been working hard this winter to get ready for the spring.
Photo by Maddie Aumiller
Front row: Kyle Dick, Luke Crawford, Zach Brodie, Grayson Gibson, Erik Blair, Heath Fesenmeyer.
Back row: Coach Mark Brodie, Dugan Tomczak, Haden Fesenmeyer, Coach Kyle Schuyler, Alex Scanlon, Taylor Keen, Jesse Fisher, Keith Albertson, Roland Valadez, Logan Watson, Taylor Cramer, Tim Garza, Alec Porche, Coach Ken Rosales.
Head Coach Kyle Schuyler is back after a three year hiatus, though he has stayed involved with baseball as an assistant. This will be his third year as a head baseball coach. Assistant coaches Ken Rosales and Mark Brodie, have both been assistants for the last three years. They have also coached some of the summer baseball teams in Lyons. Schuyler anticipates that his “Senior-laden team could improve on Lyons record 10-win season last year.”
With its membership in the Patriot League, 68% of Lyons’ regular season games are against 3A schools. Lyons is the only team in its district that is a member of the Patriot League. Lyons will play 2A schools at the district tournament scheduled for May 7. Two teams from each of the 8 districts will advance to the regional tournament on May 14 and the state 2A champion will be determined May 20-21.
Returning starters: Zach Brodie (Sr., C), Keith Albertson (Sr., 1B), Haden Fesenmeyer (Sr., IF), Jesse Fisher (Sr., OF/P), Roland Valadez (Sr., 2B), Kyle Dick (Jr., OF), Alex Scanlon (Sr., OF), Taylor Keen (Sr., P)
Others to watch: Grayson Gibson (Jr., Util.), Logan Watson (Fr., Util.)
Three key games: Front Range Christian (3/22), Alexander Dawson (4/7), Estes Park (4/28)
Returning starters: Keith Albertson (Sr., 1B), Zach Brodie (Sr., C), Kyle Dick (Jr., OF), Haden Fesenmeyer (Sr., 3B), Jesse Fisher (Sr., OF/P), Taylor Keen (Sr., P), Alex Scanlon (Sr., OF), Roland Valadez (Sr., 2B)
Others to watch: utility players Grayson Gibson (Jr.) and Logan Watson (Fr.).
Colorado 2A District 4 (attendance): Alexander Dawson (162), Day Spring Christian (86), Heritage Christian (94), Longmont Christian (66), Lyons (251), Resurrection Christian (169), Peyton (215)