Baseball Signees Earn Top Honors

Three Kansas State signees - Jared King, Johnny Fasola and Shane Conlon - were recently honored for their play as high school seniors this past season.

June 22, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Three Kansas State signees - Jared King, Johnny Fasola and Shane Conlon - were recently honored for their play as high school seniors this past season.

 

King, an outfielder, was named the 2010 Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association (OHSBCA) Division I Player of the Year after leading Dublin Jerome to a 23-7 record and a sectional championship. The brother of current Wildcat Jason King, Jared King tallied a school-record .574 batting average last season and also set school marks in single-season hits (58), doubles (15) and runs scored (41).

 

King, who earned first team all-league and district honors, was also named the Division I Central District Player of the Year.

 

Fasola, a 36th-round draftee by the Los Angeles Dodgers, earned 2010 Division II Player of the Year honors from the OHSBCA. Fasola also recently picked up Louisville Slugger High School All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball after leading Walsh Jesuit High School to the state finals.

 

Fasola, an infielder and a pitcher, was outstanding as a senior, hitting .571 (52-for-91) with 10 doubles, 55 runs scored and a school-record tying 10 home runs. He collected 96 total bases, good for a 1.055 slugging percentage, while also recording a .661 on-base percentage.

 

On the mound, Fasola went 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 33.2 innings and limited opponents to a .169 batting average.

 

One of the top players in the state of Illinois, Conlon was named the 2010 Chicago Tribune Player of the Year and a Louisville Slugger High School All-American. The first baseman and pitcher led Naperville Central to a 4A state championship as he registered a .430 batting average and pounded out 20 extra-base hits.

 

Like Fasola, Conlon was also dominant on the mound as he went 12-0 with a 1.45 ERA. The left-hander struck out 122 batters as opposed to just 12 walks in 82.0 innings of work.