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High school baseball: 2A team-by-team region capsules (27 items)

By , Deseret News

March 10, 2014

With the 2014 high school baseball season getting underway last week in what should be another fantastic season, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every 2A team in the state with information on what to expect this season.

The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information on their team.

There are eight new head baseball coaches in 2A this year: Travis Madsen (Wasatch Academy), Walt Bills (Summit Academy), Stuart Henry (American Leadership), Jason Edwards (North Sevier), Ron Cropper (South Sevier), Rory Bowen (South Summit), Victor Sandoval (Rowland Hall) and Trent Thompson (Altamont)

Here's a region-by-region look at all 24 teams in 2A.

1 of 27. Region 13

-Beaver

-Delta

-Diamond Ranch

-Enterprise

-Kanab

-Milford

-Millard

-Parowan

2 of 27. 1. Parowan High School

Head coach: Brett Harrison

2013 Record: 19-9 (2nd in Region 13 with 9-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Grand in second round, eliminated by Emery in championship game

Returning Contributors

Caleb Murphy

Jake Topham

Kirk Harrison

Tristan Adams

Coach Comment: “Good six or seven kids returning with varsity experience from last year's team.”

3 of 27. 2. Beaver High School

Head coach: Curt Heslington

2013 Record: 20-2 (1st in Region 13 with 12-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Emery in second round, eliminated by Parowan in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Tilston Bradshaw: 8-0 record as starting pitcher last year

Jesse Mcmullin: Starting catcher hit .380 as a junior

Colby Limb: Starting left fielder hit .370 as a junior

Coach Comment: “Return four starters from last season's 20-2 team. We will need to fill a few voids. If this happens we should be a pretty solid bunch. Region will be the best in 2A, so we need to play very well. Players are looking to build on our past success as a program.”

4 of 27. 3. Delta High School

Head coach: Cory Webb

2013 Record: 5-15 (Tied for 5th in Region 12 with 2-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Kale Leavitt, catcher, batted .380 last year

AJ Schena, pitcher/CF, batted .300 last year

Coach Comment: “Six returning starters. New region and classification and the kids are all ready to go. Defense should be solid. If we can hit the ball we have a good chance to make a run.”

5 of 27. 4. Millard High School

Head coach: Jeremy Teeples

2013 Record: 13-12 (4th in Region 13 with 6-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Emery in quarterfinals, eliminated by Parowan in one-loss bracket

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