Head coach: Kevin Fiddler, second season
2013 record: 11-17 (2-8 Northwest, fifth)
Returning lettermen (starters): 16 (five)
Top players: P/OF Michael Spada (Sr.), P Brad Steiner (Sr.), IF/P Colin Janison (Sr.)
Outlook: The Panthers struggled last season, but with the bulk of that team returning, should be in better shape to compete this year.
“These guys have worked hard to get to where they are,” Fiddler said. “Our pitching staff has a great deal of depth, but after batting just .220 as a team last year, offense will be the deciding factor in our success this season.
“These guys are ready to continue building a new tradition at Palo Verde.”