With the 2017 high school baseball season getting underway this week in what should be another fantastic season, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every 4A team in the state with information on what to expect this season.

The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information on their team.

There are eight new head baseball coaches in 4A this year: Wily Child (Springville), Jesse Carillo (Judge), Lars Birkland (Ogden), Ryan Roberts (Skyridge), Eric Morgan (Skyline), Danny Engemann (Timpview), Dirk Barber (Woods Cross) and Lou Green (Wasatch).

Here's a region-by-region look at all 28 teams in 4A.

REGION 5 - 1. Bountiful High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Clark Stringfellow

2016 record: 17-10 (2nd in Region 5 with 13-5 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Corner Canyon in 4A first round; Eliminated by Woods Cross in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Hayden Jung, 3B/P, Sr. (3-year starter)

Kade Burningham, P/1B, Sr. (3-year starting pitcher)

Dallin Wilcox, CF/P, Sr. (2-year starter)

JD Cunningham, P/1B, Jr. (2-year starter)

Isaac Parry, C, Soph. (2-year starter)

Coach comment: Bountiful returns three of our top four pitchers from the 2016 season and will be led by 3-year ace Kade Burningham. Hayden Jung, JD Cunningham, Dallin Wilcox and others will also help to bolster a deep pitching staff. In all other positions, only Hayden Jung and Isaac Parry are returning starters but a solid supporting cast led by two-sport athletes Spencer Jorgensen (football) and Cooper Ohlson (basketball) will add to the mix of talent for the Braves. We will be young in experience, but much more athletic, with a lot more overall team speed.

2. Woods Cross High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Dirk Barber (1st year)

2016 record: 23-7 (1st in Region 5 with 18-0 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in 4A second round; Eliminated by Timpanogos in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Chase Miller, OF/P, Jr.

Zach Burrows, OF/P, Sr.

Caleb Simmons, 1B/3B, Sr.

Hunter Stone, C, Jr.

Parker Hale, OF/P, Sr.

Austin Busdicker, INF/P, Sr.

Coach comment: "Reloading after a senior-heavy team last year, looking to have a number of underclassmen complement a great group of seniors this year. Should be a very balanced team with guys who can do a little bit of everything."

3. Box Elder High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Brent Hubbard (5th year)

2016 record: 8-16 (5th in Region 5 with 6-12 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Dylan Rodriguez, SS/P, Sr.

Travis Dickson, C/OF, Sr.

Carter Udy, 1B/OF/P, Sr.

Zach Gunn, P/OF, Sr.

Cole Curtis, OF, Sr.

Logan Larsen, P, Sr.

Jake Holgate, IF, Sr.

Coach comment: "We return a hardworking positive senior class that looks forward to compete in Region 5 and state qualification. Our process and goals are to be consistently competitive every time we step on the field. Not being in the state tournament last year was very hard and has lifted our level of commitment to better results."

4. East High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jim Shipman

2016 record: 11-16 (4th in Region 5 with 8-10 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Orem in 4A first round; Eliminated by Springville in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Nick Bowne, Jr., P/SS

Nic Harris, Jr., P/3B/1B

Josh Ford, Sr., P

David Gochnour, Sr., P/3B

Charlie Vincent, Soph, CF/P

Daniel Cordova, Jr., C/P

Ben Anjewierden, Jr., 2B/P

Coach comment: "East returns several lettermen and starters. While still a young team, East should benefit from all the experience the young players have gained over the past few years. With five position starters and six pitchers with varsity experience returning, East should battle for a top position in the region.”

5. Bonneville High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Scott Jorgensen (2nd year)

2016 record: 11-14 (3rd in Region 5 with 9-9 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Timpanogos in 4A first round; eliminated by Murray in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Carson Barber, 1B, Sr.

Rylee Short, CF, Sr.

Jacob Buckway, RF, Sr.

Coach comment: "I am excited about the year. We have seven returning starters, anchored with a good senior group. We also have a mix of good young players that will contribute."

6. Ogden High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Lars Birkland (1st year)

2016 record: 7-15 (7th in Region 5 with 4-14 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Coach comment: “We are a very young team overall — with a few key seniors leading the way. We return most of our starting lineup from last year. With good pitching depth, we should be able to compete in each region series.”

7. Highland High School

Head coach: Nick Sasich

2016 record: 7-17 (6th in Region 5 with 5-13 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Spencer Thomas, P

Cole Peterson, OF

Coach comment: "This is a young team, but also very talented. We have high expectations for what this team could accomplish."

REGION 6 - 1. Olympus High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Brent Burton

2016 record: 15-12 (2nd in Region 6 with 11-7 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Orem in second round; Eliminated by Woods Cross in 4A one-loss bracket

2. Murray High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Marce Wilson (6th year)

2016 record: 21-3 (1st in Region 6 with 17-1 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A first round; eliminated by Olympus in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Drew Staley, INF/P

Pierce Kettering, OF

Easton Brinton, P/INF/C

Coach comment: "Murray lost seven full-time starters off of last year’s 21-win Region 6 championship team. There is definitely opportunity for the next seven best ballplayers in the program. As usual, Murray will be competitive and will put a good team on the field. How good? Depends on how well the new guys can play at the varsity level."

3. Skyline High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Eric Morgan (1st year)

2016 record: 13-14 (4th in Region 6 with 8-10 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Salem Hills in 4A first round; Eliminated by Bountiful in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Seth Kaelin, SS/P, Sr.

Garrett Parcell, P/IF, Sr.

Brendon Lacey, C, Sr.

Nick Scott, OF/P, Sr.

Coach comment: "The Eagles will be welcoming former alum Eric Morgan as the new head coach. Skyline has a strong group of seniors that should compete for another region title."

4. Kearns High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Dave Ballard (9th year)

2016 record: 11-16 (3rd in Region 6 with 10-8 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Maple Mountain in 4A first round; eliminated by Alta in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

TJ Haroldsen, P/OF, Sr.

Alex Fitch, INF, Sr.

Jordan Diaz, INF, Sr.

Hayden Royer, INF, Jr.

Tarick Morris, C, Sr.

Coach comment: "We will be very solid defensively, especially in the infield. We return five starters from last year that will give us a nice core group to build around. We’ve got a few exciting young players that have been working hard and are hungry to get that first taste of varsity ball. We expect to be competitive and are anxious to get the year going."

5. Hillcrest High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Gary Daniels (3rd year)

2016 record: 9-15 (5th in Region 6 with 7-11 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Drew Gilliland, P/SS, Sr.

Collin Everett, P/SS, Sr.

James Begley, CF, Sr.

Chris Okamoto, C, Sr.

Coach comment: “Hillcrest returns five starters from last year’s team and others with experience. Drew Gilliland and Collin Everett return on the hill for the Huskies, along with center fielder Brenden Begley and catcher Chris Okamoto. Hillcrest will rely on some younger players to play this year to make this a successful year. Hillcrest is looking to return to the playoffs again this year after missing them last year.”

6. Cyprus High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Bob Fratto (29th year)

2016 record: 9-14 (6th in Region 6 with 6-12 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Jake Johnson, SS/P, Sr.

Masen Petersen, OF, Sr.

Isaiah Valerio, UT, Jr.

Zac McCleve, P/1B, Jr.

Riley Henriod, P, Sr.

Coach comment: “Two years in a row we have missed the state tournament by one game. Our players are working hard and are determined to play well into May.”

7. Judge Memorial High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jesse Carillo (1st year)

2016 record: 6-18 (7th in Region 6 with 4-14 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Sam Cassel, OF, Sr.

Jack Boomer, OF/P, Sr.

Cy Austin, P, Sr.

Alex Niemann, P/OF, Jr.

Zach Shubella, OF, Jr.

Coach comment: "With the new coaching staff in place, Judge baseball will bring a different feel and culture to the field this season. The team will be returning seven seniors with six of them being starters. It will be important for Sam Cassel (senior), returning all-region outfielder, to show leadership for the young middle infield Chris McTeague (junior — shortstop) and Alex Carrillo (sophomore — second base) throughout the season."

REGION 7 - 1. Timpanogos High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Kim Nelson

2016 record: 28-4 (2nd in Region 7 with 15-3 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Corner Canyon in 4A quarterfinals; beat Orem in second game of 4A championship

Returning contributors:

TC Cornish, Sr., P/3B

Cal Beardsley, Sr., P/1B

Derek Eaquinto, Jr., P/OF

Conner Halford, Sr., 2B

Jake Brooksby, Sr., C

Spencer Olsen, Jr., C/DH

2. Corner Canyon High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Daron Connolly (4th year)

2016 record: 19-10 (3rd in Region 7 with 11-7 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Orem in 4A semifinals; Eliminated by Timpanogos in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Marshall Nice, 1B/P/OF, Sr.

Colson Anderson, INF/OF/P, Sr.

Nicholson Garrett, OF, Sr.

Andrew Astin, INF/P, Jr.

Conner Ebeling, INF/P, Jr.

Braden Winget, C/INF, Jr.

Coach comment: "After a strong finish to the 2016 regular season and a third-place finish in the 4A playoffs, the mood of the program is positive. We don’t see any reason that we won’t be back in contention with a strong performance in 2017. We do lose several key contributors, but also return six of our nine starters from a year ago. Our pitching should be deeper than it was last season, but it will be unproven at the varsity level. How our pitchers step up and perform will be the key to our success in 2017. We believe our offense will be just as strong as it was last year (our team batting average was .351), and our defense will be much improved. We are expecting big things in 2017."

3. Skyridge High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Ryan Roberts (1st year)

First year school

Returning contributors:

Jackson Kohler, OF

Dax Phillips, RHP

Ike Garside

Nathan Upham

Carter Smith

Jaxon Peck

Coach comment: "Skyridge baseball is very excited and ready to get out on the baseball field and compete in the inaugural season for our new school. Our players have worked as hard as any I have ever coached and we are excited to see how that translates to competition on the field. We are learning and have learned a lot through this preparation process, and I am excited to see how that preparation meets with the challenge of the great teams in our region. This season will be an uphill challenge, we have virtually no varsity experience on our team, our players are very prepared and excited to get on the field to see if we can win a few games."

4. Alta High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jentry Beckstead (2nd year)

2016 record: 9-17 (4th in Region 7 with 7-11 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Woods Cross in 4A first round; Eliminated by Salem Hills in 4A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

5. Orem High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Carl Hermansen

2016 record: 26-5 (1st in Region 7 with 18-0 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Timpanogos in first game of 4A championship; Eliminated by Timpanogos in second game of 4A championship

Returning contributors:

Keven Balser, Sr. 3B

Hunter Van Buren Sr. P/1B

Tyler Brandner, Sr. P/OF

Brooks Ringer, Sr. Inf

Spencer Wollaston, Jr. C

Coach comment: "Very excited for the season. We have had a lot of great competition for the open spots. The boys are ready to step in and continue the energy around Orem baseball. The pitching staff will be the key. We do lack in experience but we are much deeper than last year and they understand what it takes for us to be successful. Our expectations will not change. We expect to go out and compete every day."

6. Provo High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Lance Moore

2016 record: 7-18 (Tied for 5th in Region 7 with 6-12 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Tanner Dearden, SR, OF

Peyton Griffin, SR, OF

McKade Williamson, SR, P

Antonio Peña, SR, IF

J.R. Kanamu, JR, C

Aaron Henrandez, JR, P/IF

Coach comment: “Provo failed to qualify for the postseason last year for the first time in 17 years, and the Bulldogs are anxious to get back. They return solid parts of their lineup, and more importantly, they return seniors with a solid work ethic and excellent leadership. Additionally, the Bulldogs have a lot of talented youth to offer support. Shoring up the defense and re-establishing expectations are two big necessities this season at Provo.”

7. Mountain View High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Ken Carlson (2nd year)

2016 record: 8-16 (Tied for 5th in Region 7 with 6-12 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

8. Timpview High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Danny Engemann (1st year)

2016 record: 0-21 (Seventh in Region 7 with 0-18 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

REGION 8 - 1. Salem Hills High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Scott Haney (9th year)

2016 record: 27-4 (1st in Region 8 with 11-1 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Corner Canyon in 4A second round; eliminated by Timpanogos in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Kaden Stewart, P/1B, Sr.

Caleb Centeno, P/OF, Sr.

Karter Sorensen, P/IF, Sr.

Kaden Kunz, IF, Sr.

Kade Hancock, P/OF, So.

Coach comment: "Great pitching staff; 11-0 Kaden Stewart back for his senior year. All nine guys will have to contribute in the offensive lineup to accomplish goal of playing on the last day of the tournament.”

2. Spanish Fork High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Casey Nelson (3rd year)

2016 record: 9-17 (Tied for 4th in Region 8 with 4-8 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Timpanogos in 4A second round; eliminated by Salem Hills in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Brady Brook, Sr. CF

Tanner Argyle, Sr, SS/RHP

Josh Cowden, Jr, C

Briggs Newman, Sr, 1B

Brock Beckstrom, Sr, RHP

Brendan Bradford, Sr, RF/RHP

Coach comment: “Spanish Fork returns a core group of players that contributed heavily to last year's varsity team. Spanish Fork will also rely on some talented inexperienced underclassmen. On the mound they will have some depth with many quality arms. “

3. Maple Mountain High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Gary Miner (9th year)

2016 record: 19-9 (2nd in Region 8 with 10-2 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Orem in 4A quarterfinals; eliminated by Salem Hills in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Tyson Ellis, P/Inf/, SR

Jeff Mack, P, SR

Jeff Sevy, P, SR

Dawsen Hall, OF, JR

Tyson Denison, Inf, SR

Jake Roberts, Inf, JR

Coach comment: "Maple Mountain is returning a strong pitching staff with a lot of varsity experience. Their defensive starters are also very sound and will make teams earn the runs they score. They will be looking for this year’s offensive starters to fill the shoes of the strong bats that graduated last year. If they provide insurance runs for their pitching staff, it could be a great year."

4. Springville High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Willy Child (1st year)

2016 record: 15-12 (3rd in Region 8 with 7-5 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Olympus in 4A first round; eliminated by Spanish Fork in 4A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Charlie Fry, P/IF, Sr.

Jantsen Thorpe, P/IF, Sr.

Jaxon Child, 1B, Sr.

Brinton Montgomery, 2B, Jr.

Tyler Killian, OF/P, Sr.

Coach comment: "Strong starting pitching, young team that will compete and get better each week."

5. Wasatch High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Lou Green (1st year)

2016 record: 6-18 (Tied for 4th in Region 8 with 4-8 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

None

Coach comment: "Wasatch will be a very young and excited but inexperienced team with no returning significant varsity contributors. At times the Wasps could have 6-7 freshmen and sophomores on the field together, which comes with some ups and downs. Wasatch should be a very competitive team in one of 4A’s toughest leagues."

6. Uintah High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Brent Labrum

2016 record: 14-11 (Tied for 4th in Region 8 with 4-8 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

7. Payson High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Trent Syme (2nd year)

2016 record: 7-15 (7th in Region 8 with 2-10 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Hagan Thomas, IF/P, Sr.

Wyatt Monroe, OF/P, Jr.

Russel Bleyle, IF/C, Sr.

Pierce Hansen, C/OF, Sr.

Coach comment: "Hope to play as a team. With some timely hitting and decent pitching, we hope to be very competitive."