Damon will work as the No. 4 catcher behind Tim Doty, Ryan Baldwin and Jeremy Rogers... Saw limited action in 2001 after redshirting in 2000... One of the team’s hardest workers.
during fall drills
Saw action in three games, including two starts, for the Purple Sox during the K-State Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .333 batting average with a double and run scored.
as a redshirt freshman (2001)
Saw action in five games for the Wildcats in 2001... Had a run scored against Bethany on April 18... Totaled nine putouts and one assist.
as a freshman (2000)
Do not see any action in an actual game, but did serve as a valuable practice player and bullpen catcher.
at manhattan high school
A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kan. ... A two-year starter as a catcher for the Indians... Earned second team I-70 All-Conference honors his senior year… Collected a .343 batting average with 22 RBI and two home runs in leading the Indians to a 10-8 record… Posted a career .369 batting average in helping Manhattan to a 63-15 record in four years… Played a major role in Manhattan’s 1998 Kansas 6A High School Baseball Championship title run… Recorded three RBI singles in the Indians’ 15-5 victory over Wichita Southeast in the state semifinal game… Competed in football two years and was a captain as a senior… Member of the National Honor Society and Kansas Scholars Association… Coached in baseball by Don Hess.
(Full name: Damon Zane Fairchild) was born Sept. 18, 1980, in Manhattan, Kan. ... He is the son of Delmar Fairchild and Jeanne Fairchild... One of two children, Damon has a younger sister, Danielle, 20... Is planning a major in social science.