Head coach: Bill Stuber, 13th season
2017 record: 12-12-1 (2-8 3A Sunrise/fifth)
Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (six)
Top players: P/IF/OF Gabe Kermode (Sr.), 1B/P Sean Jones (Sr.), C Drew Cole (Jr.), OF/C Oscar Reynoso (Jr.), IF/P Jose Leon (So.), IF/P Jason Collingbourne (So.)
Outlook: Six starters return for the Roadrunners, who will look for some offensive firepower to emerge this year.
“We graduated a big chunk of our offense but bring back all our pitching,” Stuber said.
Kermode (6-5, 2.89 ERA, 58 strikeouts), Leon (3.96 ERA) and Collingbourne should be among the leaders on the mound, though Stuber also expects contributions from Jones, sophomore Matt Martinolich and senior Ivan Curiel.
Cole (.343, 26 runs), Reynoso (.296, 13 RBIs), Leon (.276, 26 RBIs), Collingbourne (.274, 18 runs) and Jones (.261, 18 RBIs) will be among the leaders on offense.
“Senior Adrian Perez and sophomore Sean Morgan should also add a spark to the offense,” Stuber said. “If our guys can pick it up on the offensive side, it’ll give us a chance to compete for a playoff spot.”