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 3A 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 four new head baseball coaches in 3A this year: Mike Gargano (Pine View), Bret Bennett (Carbon), Steve Pearson (Hurricane) and Tony Jarrett (Morgan).

Here's a region-by-region look at all 29 teams in 4A.

Region 9

-Snow Canyon

-Desert Hills

-Pine View

-Cedar

-Canyon View

-Dixie

-Hurricane

1. Snow Canyon High School

Head coach: Reed Secrist

2013 Record: 20-9 (2nd in Region 9 with 8-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Desert Hills 7-1 in 3A championship

Returning Contributors

Brady Sargent, junior catcher

Tyler Wardell, senior, OF/P

Clint Gates, senior, OF/P

Jake Frei, junior, 2B/P

Isaac Rhea, junior SS/P (transfer from Logan)

Coach's Comment: “Infield will be young but good. Outfield is solid with two key players returning from the 2013 state champion team. Pitching will be the point of emphasis this year with losing Gates, Secrist and Day. We really didn't pitch any underclassmen. If we can throw strikes our defense should be solid. Offense will be good again with players that can hit up and down the lineup. ”

2. Desert Hills High School

Head coach: Jerry Beck

2013 Record: 21-7 (1st in Region 9 with 12-0 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon 7-1 in 3A Championship

Returning Contributors

Dylan File

Blake Betts

Baden Powell

Braiden Irvin

Evan Moss

Coach's Comment: “Have solid returners back from a good team last year with some good kids to plug in the holes. Overall optimistic that we can be in the hunt again this year if we can get a few breaks along the way.”

3. Pine View High School

Head coach: Mike Gargano (1st year)

2013 Record: 7-12 (6th in Region 9 with 3-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Dakota Donovan, sophomore

Dylan Draper, senior

Justice Santiago, senior

Hunter Hansen, junior

Coach's Comment: “We are still a young team, but will be very competitive this season. Time will tell our success. The team has grown immensely over the summer and fall seasons.”

4. Cedar High School

Head coach: Eric Fieldsted

2013 Record: 11-11 (5th in Region 9 with 5-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Kayden Lunt, P/IF

Brecken Lewis, P/IF

Brock Esplin, P/1B

Rykker Tom, P/IF

Coach's Comment: “I like the pitching we bring to the table this year. I believe with the top end of our staff and improved bats, we should compete for a region and state title."

5. Canyon View High School

Head coach: Jason Jacobsen

2013 Record: 14-10 (3rd in Region 9 with 7-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon in quarterfinals, eliminated by Dixie in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Keaton Kringlen, junior

Zack Brinkerhoff, junior

Payton Higgins, sophomore

Ty Nielson, junior

Coach's Comment: “Hopefully by the end of preseason we will have some kids step up and win some position battles."

6. Dixie High School

Head coach: Danny Ipson

2013 Record: 19-10 (4th in Region 9 with 6-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Carbon in second round, eliminated by Spanish Fork in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Braxton Ipson, senior, 1B/P

Tanner Webster, senior, OF

Gavin Graff, senior, 3B/P

Chance Aplanalp, senior, 2B

Coach's Comment: “We have a solid senior class, and look to have some key contributions from a number of juniors. We are fairly deep in regards to our pitching staff, and look to compete well in the extremely difficult Region 9.”

7. Hurricane High School

Head coach: Steve Pearson (1st year)

2013 Record: 6-15 (last in Region 9 with 1-11 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Jay Williams

Easton Jolley

Cody Lebaron

Coach's Comment: “The Tigers should have a strong showing with some key seniors, and help from a good group of underclassmen. Working hard to improve and represent Region 9 well.”

Region 10

-Juan Diego

-Park City

-Morgan

-Uintah

-Union

1. Juan Diego High School

Head coach: Troy Davis

2013 Record: 13-10 (Tied for 2nd in Region 10 with 7-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Carbon in first round, eliminated by Spanish Fork in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

2. Park City High School

Head coach: Lou Green

2013 Record: 18-9 (1st in Region 10 with 8-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Canyon View in second round, eliminated by Spanish Fork in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Chandler Anderson, IF/OF, .480, 12 doubles, 15 stolen bases

Chandler Barkdull, C, .425, 16 stolen bases, 8 doubles

Blake Morin, SS/C, .350

Coach's Comment: “Returning six hitters from last year's Region 10 championship team. Should be competitive again.”

3. Morgan High School

Head coach: Tony Jarrett (1st year)

2013 Record: 15-13 (3rd in Region 11 with 8-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Snow Canyon in first round, eliminated by Dixie in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

4. Uintah High School

Head coach: Brent Labrum

2013 Record: 11-11 (4th in Region 10 with 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in first round, eliminated by Morgan in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Braxton Coonis, three-year starter at center field

Sykler Parker, senior pitcher, right fielder

Kyler Shiflett, catcher

Jayden Murray, pitcher

Coach's Comment: “We lost seven starters from last year's team so we are young.”

5. Union High School

Head coach: Jesse Fieldsted

2013 Record: 4-16 (Tied for last in Region 10 with 1-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not provided

Region 11

- Bear River

- Grantsville

- Tooele

- Stansbury

- Ben Lomond

1. Bear River High School

Head coach: Donald Hawes

2013 Record: 13-13 (2nd in Region 11 with 9-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Canyon View in first round, eliminated by Payson in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Hayden Woodward, senior, P/INF

JarDee Nessen, senior, P/INF

Hunter Porritt, junior, P/UT

Taylor Lund, senior, OF

Coach's Comment: “We are very excited about the energy and passion that this team brings to the diamond. We return a solid group of players that have some varsity experience.”

2. Grantsville High School

Head coach: Loren Anderson

2013 Record: 15-10 (4th in Region 11 with 7-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in first round, eliminated by Wasatch in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Ky Fisher

Dallin Williams

Nick Arbon

Dillon Hutchins

Wyatt Smith

Wyatt Barrus

Coach's Comment: “We are a senior-laden team with a lot of our kids coming off a solid basketball and football season. We expect to carry that success into baseball. Our lineup will be decent one through nine and we should be solid defensively. If our pitching staff develops the ability to get people out we should challenge for the region championship.”

3. Tooele High School

Head coach: Catham Beer

2013 Record: 4-15 (6th in Region 11 with 3-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not provided

4. Stansbury High School

Head coach: Ray Clinton

2013 Record: 17-7 (1st in Region 11 with 11-1 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Dixie in first round, eliminated by Juan Diego in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Trent Griffin, senior, P: Had a great junior season on the bump. Looking to have continued success, and play a key role in our offense.

Nick Mackay, senior, SS: Making the move from second base to shortstop shouldn't be an issue. Our leading hitter coming back. Expect him to get things going for us offensively in the leadoff role.

Alex Mackay, senior, C: Great defensive catcher, expect him to shut down opponents' running game. Middle-of-the-lineup hitter. Expecting him to drive any runs.

Coach's Comment: “Pitching will be the key. If we get quality starts from our pitchers we should be successful. Our defense will keep us in the games, and if we manufacture some runs we should come out on top.”

5. Ben Lomond High School

Head coach: Sterling Harris

2013 Record: 0-18 (last in Region 11 with 0-12 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not provided

Region 12

-Payson

-Carbon

-Juab

-Richfield

-North Sanpete

1. Payson High School

Head coach: Brad Kidd

2013 Record: 16-10 (2nd in Region 12 with 7-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in second round, eliminated by Dixie in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

Returning Contributors

Wyatt Voorhees- All-Region and All-State honors last year as a RHP. Won 8 games last year.

Seth Sorensen- Will be a big contributor not only on the mound, but in the hitting lineup as well.

Dallon Neves- All-Region last year. Will be a staple in our infield, lineup, and bullpen.

Stockton Knotts- All-Region last year. Led the team in hitting last year batting .349.

Coach's Comment: “After tying the school record for wins last year, we look to be very competitive in our region and hopefully have another playoff appearance. Pitching will be the anchor of our team this year. We have a good balance of senior leadership and young talent who will be contributing to our success this season.”

2. Carbon High School

Head coach: Mike Bennett (1st year)

2013 Record: 16-9 (3rd in Region 12 with 6-4 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in quarterfinals, eliminated by Spanish Fork in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

3. Juab High School

Head coach: Scott Molyneaux

2013 Record: 7-13 (4th in Region 12 with 3-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Park City in first round, eliminated by Bear River in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

4. Richfield High School

Head coach: Dave Williams

2013 Record: 11-12 (4th in Region 15 with 4-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Kanab in 2A second round, eliminated by San Juan in one-loss bracket

Additional information not provided

5. North Sanpete High School

Head coach: Dan Christensen

2013 Record: 3-12 (Tied for 5th in Region 12 with 2-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not provided