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 4A 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 six new head baseball coaches in 4A this year: Bill Schorr (Bonneville), Trevor Howell (Clearfield), Daron Connolly (Corner Canyon), JC Leach (Timpview), Nick Sasich (Highland), Jim Shipman (East) and Brent Burton (Olympus).

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

Region 5

-Mountain Crest

-Logan

-Box Elder

-Sky View

-Bonneville

-Roy

-Ogden

1. Mountain Crest High School

Head Coach's comment: Alex Hansen

2013 Record: 14-14 (2nd in Region 5 with 10-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Timpanogos in first round, eliminated by Cyprus in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Ben Weese, P, two-time all-state Player

Luke Smith, OF, one-time all-state Player

Nick Taylor, OF, one-time all-state Player

Jack Godfrey, C

Anthony Peterson, SS

Spenser Coombs, 1B

Ty Hall, 3B

McKay Smith, P

Coach's comment: “Very strong senior class with many returning starters. Five to six players with two years of varsity time. Team is focused on the daily process and taking advantage of each day to improve as individuals and as a team.”

2. Logan High School

Head Coach's comment: Mike Hanson

2013 Record: 17-12 (1st in Region 5 with 11-4 record)

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

Additional information not submitted

3. Box Elder High School

Head Coach's comment: Brent Hubbard

2013 Record: 10-13 (Tied 6th in Region 5 with 4-11 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Teagan Hubbard, Sr.

Connor Udy, Jr.

Jayk Brooks, Sr.

Justin Adams, Sr.

Coach's comment: “We have an experienced senior group. We have an excellent offense and defense. We are looking to develop the pitching depth and consistency. If the pitching staff develops as planned we will have a very successful season.”

4. Sky View High School

Head Coach's comment: Jim Patterson

2013 Record: 15-12 (3rd in Region 5 with 9-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in first round, eliminated by Westlake in one-loss bracket

Additional information not submitted

5. Bonneville High School

Head Coach's comment: Bill Schorr (1st year)

2013 Record: 11-14 (Tied 6th in Region 5 with 4-11 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Hayden Greenwood

Mitch Westmoreland

Kacey Cundick

Will Galbraith

Bryson Von Colln

Parker Hall.

Coach's comment: “Hustle, be humble and play with character.”

6. Roy High School

Head Coach's comment: Travis Flint

2013 Record: 12-12 (4th in Region 5 with 7-8 record)

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

Additional information not submitted

7. Ogden High School

Head Coach's comment: Troy Kolan

2013 Record: 8-11 (5th in Region 11 with 4-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not submitted

Region 6

-Cyprus

-Bountiful

-Woods Cross

-Kearns

-Clearfield

-Judge Memorial

-East

-Highland

1. Cyprus High School

Head Coach's comment: Bob Fratto

2013 Record: 14-14 (2nd in Region 6 with 9-6 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Mountain View in second round, eliminated by Timpanogos in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Parker Loutensock

Jordan Quinn

Walker Nicholes

All four-year starters

Coach's comment: “I think we will be solid offensively and defensively. We need to replace a lot of departed senior innings on the mound. If we can get some solid contributions on the mound I think we could be very good.”

2. Bountiful High School

Head Coach's comment: Clark Stringfellow

2013 Record: 12-13 (3rd in Region 6 with 8-7 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Westlake in first round, eliminated by Roy in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Ryan Curtis, Sr, OF, first-team all-state 2013 (four-year starter)

Ryan Stringfellow, Sr, 1B, honorable mention all-state 2013 (four-year starter)

Tanner Redding, Sr, SS/P, (four-year starter)

Masen Jones, Sr, C, (four-year starter)

Ben Fowers, Jr, P, (three-year starter)

Coach's comment: “One of the best teams we have had in a long time. Very athletic, tons of team speed and power. Deep in pitching and team offense. Expect to challenge for Region 6 title and go deep into state tournament.”

3. Woods Cross High School

Head Coach's comment: Paul Ayala

2013 Record: 16-11 (1st in Region 6 with 12-3 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Timpanogos in second round, eliminated by Logan in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Shaden Fisher

Kyle Rogers

Nate Sundh

Coach's comment: “After graduating 10 seniors we have key voids that need to be filled. We have very young talent that will need to step up and fill these voids. If they are successful then so will this team.”

4. Kearns High School

Head Coach's comment: Dave Ballard

2013 Record: 7-18 (4th in Region 2 with 6-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Syracuse in first round, eliminated by Alta in one-loss bracket

Additional information not submitted

5. Clearfield High School

Head Coach's comment: Trevor Howell (1st year)

2013 Record: 9-14 (4th in Region 6 with 6-9 record)

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

Returning Contributors

Parker Oliver, senior, shortstop

Nick Angelico, senior, outfielder

Bradey Davis, senior, infielder/pitcher

Coach's comment: “We look forward to a great year where I expect that we will be very competitive. We expect to play solid defense and throw strikes. This is a great group of character kids that are willing to put team first and do what it takes to do the little things right on and off the field.”

6. Judge Memorial High School

Head Coach's comment: Tony Mendez

2013 Record: 3-17 (Tied for last in Region 10 with 1-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not submitted

7. East High School

Head Coach's comment: Jim Shipman (1st year)

2013 Record: 6-19 (Tied for last with 5-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not submitted

8. Highland High School

Head Coach's comment: Nick Sasich (1st year)

2013 Record: 9-17 (Tied for last in Region 6 with 5-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Gavin Turnipseed, junior

Will Curless, senior

Zach Jones, senior

Austin Brown, senior

Coach's comment: “We have solid senior leadership returning with Will Curless, Zach Jones and Austin Brown. It will be key to continue depth on the mound. Our main focus for the season is consistent play from game to game. We will have big contribution from underclassman as well. .

Region 7

-Timpanogos

-Murray

-Orem

-Mountain View

-Skyline

-Olympus

-Corner Canyon

1. Timpanogos High School

Head Coach's comment: Kim Nelson

2013 Record: 19-11 (3rd in Region 8 with 9-5 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in quarterfinals, eliminated by Maple Mountain in one-loss bracket

Additional information not submitted

2. Murray High School

Head Coach's comment: Marce Wilson

2013 Record: 20-5 (1st in Region 7 with 13-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in second round, eliminated by Mountain View in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Spencer Downs, pitcher

Preston Hannay, pitcher

Zach Collins, catcher

Logan Jones, outfielder

Rigby Butikofer, pitcher

Coach's comment: “We have a team that should be competitive in every game. We're fairly deep in pitching and have a few hitters that will need to step up to give us some offense.”

3. Orem High School

Head Coach's comment: Jeff Gustin

2013 Record: 11-15 (3 way tie for 5th with 5-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not submitted

4. Mountain View High School

Head Coach's comment: Steve Boyack

2013 Record: 15-14 (4th in Region 8 with 6-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Salem Hills in quarterfinals, eliminated by Timpanogos in one-loss bracket

Additional information not submitted

5. Skyline High School

Head Coach's comment: Erik Hansen

2013 Record: 12-13 (5th in Region 7 with 5-10 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Bridger Nielson 7-0 1.57 ERA as a junior

Abe Yagi infield jr .420 average with 8 doubles as sophomore

Riley Hennings Jr. CF. hit .408 as a Soph with 7 doubles.

Anj Bourgeois Jr. Inf/P returning infielder\P

Jake Vanamen C senior hit .328 and was solid behind the plate.

Adam Beckstead Senior Pitcher was solid as junior and expect him to be even better.

6. Olympus High School

Head Coach's comment: Brent Burton

2013 Record: 8-17 (3rd in Region 7 with 7-8 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Cyprus in first round, eliminated by Logan in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Zac Affleck

Zac Rosin

Jason Bess

Chad Manning

7. Corner Canyon High School

Head Coach's comment: Daron Connolly (1st year)

2013 Record: New school

Additional information not submitted

Region 8

-Salem Hills

-Spanish Fork

-Maple Mountain

-Provo

-Springville

-Wasatch

-Timpview

1. Salem Hills High School

Head Coach's comment: Scott Haney

2013 Record: 27-3 (1st in Region 8 with 13-1 record)

2013 Postseason: Beat Maple Mountain 14-10 4A championship

Returning Contributors

Lost 10 seniors. Scott Lyman played in the OF some and Austin Hanks pitched several significant innings. Matt Whiting filled in as Catcher while Mitch Jorgensen was hurt for 3 games.

Coach's comment: “Have tremendous team speed. Group gels well together. 4 and 1 in the pre-season so far winning the Desert Hills Invitational Tournament this past weekend. Team Leaders are Austin Hanks, Matt Whiting, Scott Lyman seniors. Senior LHP Khristian Sorensen will also help the pitching staff. 3 nice juniors in Jesse Rowley, Easton Tallon and Lakota Centeno will contribute. Sophomores Tanner Hamblin and Cooper Smith will be key players for the Skyhawks also. Newcomers senior, Gunnar Gustin and junior Porter Gustin will add strength to the line up and pitching rotaition. Gunnar was 8 for 9 on Friday's two tournament games. Porter is healing from an injury and will be ready for region play. Both had all stater recognition in football this past fall."

2. Spanish Fork High School

Head Coach's comment: Jim Nelson

2013 Record: 21-7 (1st in Region 12 with 10-0 record)

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

Returning Contributors

Hayes Hall, senior, SS/P: Best infielder from last year, .300, 14 RBIs, second-team all-region, honorable mention all-state, solid player

Brock Nelson, senior, 1B: solid hitter, tough out, .330, 17 RBIs, second-team all-region, honorable mention all-state

Maverick Buffo senior, P/3B: 6-2, 2.42 era, signed with BYU, throws real hard 90-92, second-team all-state

Coach's comment: “We have a lot of starters returning, and our pitching should be outstanding, hard throwers and good depth, five to six deep. Defense should be solid, and hitting should be good and possibly real good. Should be a typical S.F. team. We could be real good, and should be right in the hunt.”

3. Maple Mountain High School

Head Coach's comment: Gary Miner

2013 Record: 21-8 (2nd in Region 8 with 12-2 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Salem Hills 14-10 in 4A championship

Returning Contributors

Kade Poulsen

Nik Mafi

Jake Mafi

Jerin Hall

Bryson VanTassell

Coach's comment: “Maple Mountain is a young team with only four seniors in the program, but we also return five starters from last year's team that finished second in 4A. The strength of the team will be balanced hitting throughout the lineup and very good athletes in the field.”

4. Provo High School

Head Coach's comment: Lance Moore

2013 Record: 9-18 (3-way tie for 5th with 5-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Lost to Woods Cross in first round, eliminated by Mountain Crest in one-loss bracket

Returning Contributors

Marcelo Ortolano

Danny Jenkins

Mitch VanQuill

Colton Moore

Jack Rhineer

Wesley Bosco

Coach's comment: “The Bulldogs could be very good this year; like any team in Region 8, however, they will have to perform well all year to qualify for state. The 4A classification is as deep as it's ever been, and there are excellent teams in all four regions. The Bulldogs have a lot of returning experience, and if Provo plays solid defense and executes well situationally on offense, it will have a good chance to win some games against very good teams.”

5. Springville High School

Head Coach's comment: Rich Fry

2013 Record: 10-15 (3-way tie for 5th with 5-9 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Returning Contributors

Ian Earley

Willy D Child

Parker Johnston

Rhett Clark

Adam Rodriguez

Coach's comment: “Good blend of youth and experience with solid senior leadership. We play in the toughest region in the state with the top three-ranked teams in state, so making the playoffs is a big accomplishment.”

6. Wasatch High School

Head Coach's comment: Mike Shoell

2013 Record: 15-9 (Tied for 2nd in Region 10 with 7-3 record)

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

Returning Contributors

Tag Baxter, Sr., catcher: .432 batting average, 20 runs scored, 32 hits, second-team all-state as a junior.

Casey Peterson, Sr. Pitcher/IF: 5-1 as a junior, 3.37 ERA, honorable mention all-state as a junior.

Coach's comment: “Good pitching staff. Excited to compete in 4A.”

7. Timpview High School

Head Coach's comment: JC Leach (1st year)

2013 Record: 1-19 (last in Region 8 with 1-13 record)

2013 Postseason: Did not qualify

Additional information not submitted