Enshrinement in the Midview Athletic Hall of Fame is
awarded to the finest athletes to have played at Midview or its’
predecessors. There is no doubt, Ryan Feierabend, meets that
criterion. His accomplishments on the baseball diamond were among
the greatest in Middie history.
Ryan made an immediate impact with the Midview baseball
program when he made the varsity squad as a freshman, the only 9th
grader to make the team. He showed he deserved to be there by
no-hitting Oberlin that same season.
As a sophomore, Feierabend broke the Middie strikeout
record (previously held by MAHOF inductee Don Vesling) and led the
Middies to a conference championship.
The astonishing success continued in Ryan’s junior
season, when he again led Midview to a conference championship, and
was name the league’s Player of the Year.
Feierabend’s senior season was simply sensational.
Again, he led the Middies to a conference championship, and a deep
run in tournament play, a berth in the district final game, where
the Middies fell in that championship contest. He was again named
the Conference Player of the Year, and was accorded numerous
post-season awards, including All County, All District, and All
State honors. Ryan’s final career numbers at Midview included 23
wins, 347 strikeouts, and a 1.55 ERA.
While Ryan is best known for his work on the diamond at
Midview, he was a tremendous all around athlete. He played football
for two years, and was a member of the basketball team for three
seasons. Following his exploits at Midview, Ryan was drafted in the
3rd round of the 2003 draft by Seattle, and rose through their
system, making his major league debut three years later, when he was
called up in September of 2006. Ryan recorded his first major league
win in 2007. In 2008, he was the Mariners AAA “Pitcher of the Year”.
Feierabend underwent Tommy John surgery in 2009, but
persevered, and spent this past season at the AAA level in the Texas
Ryan is married to his wife Sarah, and they have two
children, a son Trey, and a daughter Sienna.
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