Head coach: Chris Manning, second season
2017 record: 6-19 (3-17 4A Sunrise/ninth)
Returning lettermen (starters): Six (four)
Top players: IF/P Gatlin Hardiman (Sr.), IF/P/C Leeland Crawford (Sr.), IF/P/C Gustavo Donate (Jr.), IF Larry Valenzuela (Sr.), OF/IF/P Gary Bricker (Fr.)
Outlook: The Vikings return four starters from last year’s squad.
“The Valley baseball team is looking to improve upon the positive strides that were built last year,” Manning said. “I am hoping that we are more competitive than Valley has been in the past.
“As a team, we are expecting to deliver more wins than we had in the past. We want to shed the idea that Valley is an easy, pushover team.”