Head coach: Paul Bassett, seventh season
2014 record: 15-16 (5-5 Northwest, third)
Returning lettermen (starters): Nine (four)
Top players: C/OF Jake Sellinger (Jr.), IF/P Bryce Bullock (So.), IF/P Jaxton Otis (So.), OF/P Nick Rupp (So.)
Outlook: The Grizzlies finished third in a closely-packed Northwest League last season and return four starters as the team transitions to Division I-A.
Sellinger (.323, 16 RBIs), Bullock (.288, 19 RBIs, eight doubles) and Otis (.309 10 RBIs) are back to lead the offense, and Rupp (3.09 ERA, 21 innings) is expected to be among the leaders on the mound.
“We are a very inexperienced team that looks to be competitive in our league,” Bassett said. “Pitching will be the key to this year’s team.”