Boys Varsity Baseball · Spring Senior Spotlight – CJ Backer

We are taking this opportunity to spotlight our CHS spring sport seniors!  Since their seasons may be cut short at best, we wanted to to share their stories with our community and lift them up in these most trying times.  It may be “just sports,” but behind all of that are some outstanding young people who simply hope to wear the blue and gold alongside their teammates one more time!


CJ Backer
CJ has been a member of the Castle Baseball team for the past 4 years and has been playing baseball for 15 years.
Next year, he will attend Danville Area Community College where he will play baseball.  He is still undecided on his major.
Favorite Subject: Science
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Bracher
Favorite high school memory: “Winning sectionals and regionals and getting to experience semi state in baseball and being around my teammates”


With the news from the Governor and IHSAA today canceling school and spring sports for the remainder of the year, we now know that will not be able to watch CJ on the mound at Castle High School again, but we wish him the best of luck at Danville next season!