Head coach: Jesse Medellin, 20th season
2016 record: 8-21 (3-17 Division I Sunrise, ninth)
Returning starters: Five
Top players: P/3B/1B Jordan Eldred (Sr.), OF/P Julio Rodarte (So.), C/P Tony Sanchez (Sr.), 1B/P Travis Bowe (Sr.), 2B Mario Gonzales (Sr.), CF Trevor Lavenberg (Sr.)
Outlook: The Sundevils return five starters and hope to compete for a playoff spot in a talented Sunrise League.
“This year’s team is comprised of a good mix of senior leaders and a good sophomore class,” Medellin said. “We look forward to being able to throw strikes and play solid defense. On offense we look to manufacture runs and capitalize on opportunities.
“If we play defense and keep ourselves in ball games, we should find ourselves with a shot at playing in the regional tournament.”