Head coach: Todd Faranda, third season
2014 record: 8-16 (1-9 Northeast, fifth)
Returning starters: Three
Top players: P/OF Zack Gardner (Jr.), P/UTL Jordan Gainey (Sr.), P/1B Johnny Flores (Jr.)
Outlook: The Pioneers are young, with only three starters back, but the team is hoping to show improvement while starting as many as six underclassmen.
Gainey (.508 average) and Gardner (.444) should be among the team’s leaders on offense.
“The old Canyon Springs is now gone as this group is truly Faranda’s players,” Faranda said. “We have many underclassmen that came into the program, and with the success of our Legion program and having three teams this past summer, playing our system of 100 games a year has helped develop what we are trying to build here.
“I think the old stigma is leaving, and we can possibly slide into the playoffs.”