Head coach: Brian Hayes, third season
2014 record: 21-10-1 (8-2 Sunset, second)
Returning lettermen (starters): Nine (four)
Top players: SS/P Josh Mortensen (Sr.), 2B Dylan Ault (Sr.), C Carlos Rivera (Sr.), P Eduardo Gonzalez (Sr.), 1B Tyler Greene (Sr.)
Outlook: Mortensen (.392, 42 runs, 46 stolen bases/2.75 ERA, 20 innings, 27 strikeouts) leads a list of returnees that also includes Ault (.443, 3 HR, 11 doubles, 34 RBIs), Rivera (.326, 14 RBIs), Greene (.286, 7 RBIs) and Gonzalez (5-2, 2.40 ERA).
“We lost five significant starters to graduation, but almost all of our sophomore and junior class gained valuable experience during summer ball,” Hayes said. “We will find out early in the season if we are retooling or rebuilding.”