Beginning Sunday, I will be running a daily Senior Spotlight about our 8 seniors. Each day will highlight a senior and some of the accomplishments he has made throughout his high school career. The highlights will be run on the website with graphics also posted on Twitter and the Instagram account.
Ryan Fahs has been a big contributor to the Clipper baseball team for four years. Ryan has played all over the field during his time at Columbiana including starts at 2nd base, 3rd base, shortstop, right field and left field. He has also been an outstanding pitcher his entire career as a Clipper.
Ryan has started games on the mound since his Freshman year. As a sophomore he served as the teams 3rd baseman and a starting/relief pitcher. As a junior Ryan played wherever he was asked which included three infield positions and the outfield to go along with the mound. Last season Ryan was the last person to beat Toronto during the season. In a game the Clippers won 7-3, Ryan went the distance allowing only 2 earned runs. His changeup was outstanding the entire day as he continued to get Red Knight hitter after hitter to pop up to the infield or shallow centerfield. The Red Knights eventually went on to win the OHSAA state championship but Ryan is still the last one to beat them.
For his career Ryan accumulated 51 hits for a .307 average. Ryan was always a clutch hitter leading the team in 2019 in RBI’s and finished his career with 39 runs batted in. On the mound, Ryan finished with a 7-2 record and a sub 3.30 ERA while appearing in 22 games as a pitcher.
Not only was Ryan an outstanding baseball player but he has also excelled on the basketball court and in the classroom as well. Ryan was a four year letter winner for Coach Johnson’s squad. His incredible defense and clutch scoring helped lead the team to this seasons EOAC league Championship. In the classroom, Ryan has earned over a 3.0 gpa in his career and honor roll every quarter. His future plans include college and he has met with both basketball and baseball coaches to continue his playing career.
What Coach Wolf says:
“It has been such a pleasure to get to know Ryan these past four years. Ryan was a player who always has a smile on his face and you can just see the joy that baseball brings him. He never lets a situation get to him and is always ready for the next challenge. As a hitter he was clutch for us spraying line drives all over the field. As a pitcher he was always up for the big game and never backed away from any situation. You could see that on the basketball court as well, as he was continually matched up with the oppositions best player and would harass him all game long with his stout defense. In addition to his athletic accolades, Ryan is just a great kid. I have enjoyed sitting down and talking baseball with him over the past four years and watching the effort he always put into everything that he did. He was a big leader for us by the way that he always handled himself and the knowledge and effort he put into his craft. It was per joy to get to watch Ryan grow as a person and baseball player. I have no doubt that Ryan will be incredibly successful in whatever avenue he chooses in the future.”
You can also check out previous senior spotlights here:
Sunday April 19th: Hunter Zentner
Monday April 20th: Quenton Cross
Tuesday April 21st: Matt Mazei
Wednesday April 22nd: Jakob Cross