With the 2019 high school softball season getting underway this week, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every team in Class 4A.

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

There are six new softball coaches in 4A this year: JR Robinson (Canyon View), Justin Abbott (Dixie), Chris Hurst (Hurricane), Sheila Hamlin (Pine View), Elton Loy (Mountain View), Joe Astle (Green Canyon).

Here's a region-by-region look at all 27 teams in 4A.

Region 9 Capsules — 1. Cedar City

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Chris Weaver (3rd year)
2018 record: 21-6 (first in Region 9 with a 12-0 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Bear River in 4A semifinals: Eliminated by Spanish Fork in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Japrix Weaver, SS/P, Jr.
Makenzie Waters, P/1B, Sr.
Denim Henkel, CF/1B/P, Jr.
Coach comment: “Although we are returning with only two varsity starters, I know team will be successful. This group of girls have only lost very few games at the JV level, they are looking good and ready to step up. We have some strong athletic girls, who hit the ball hard.”

2. Snow Canyon Warriors

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Tracee Heaton (5th year)
2018 record: 16-10 (third in Region 9 with an 8-4 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Uintah in 4A first round: Eliminated by Ridgeline in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Payten Jensen, P, Jr.
Marley Moala, P, Sr.
Emma Bingham, OF, Soph.
Alex Deming, INF, Jr.
Jael Wilde, INF, Soph.
Coach comment: “We are a young team but returning several starters. We have a solid pitching staff this year and have the potential to score a lot of runs with our bats.”

3. Desert Hills Thunder

2019 team schedule
Head coach: KaCee McArthur (3rd year)
2018 record: 25-6 (second in Region 9 with a 10-2 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Tooele in 4A second round: Eliminated by Spanish Fork in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Addi Betts, C/SS, Sr.
Katelyn Philips, 3B/SS, Sr.
Kylee Christensen, P/OF/1B, Sr.
Quincey Staheli, OF, Sr.
Coach comment: “After losing just two seniors last year Desert Hills will return a strong lineup this season. We return four seniors, Addi Betts, Katelyn Philips, Kylee Christensen and Quincey Staheli, all were a big part of our success last year. We also have a very solid group of underclassmen that played a big part last year as well and I am excited to see what they will do with their opportunities this year. Our girls have put in a lot of work over the off-season to continue to improve and I am excited to see what they will do. Go Thunder."

4. Canyon View Falcons

2019 team schedule
Head coach: JR Robinson (1st year)
2018 record: 8-11 (fourth in Region 9 with a 6-6 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A first round: Eliminated by Bonneville in 4A one-loss bracket
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5. Pine View Panthers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Sheila Hamlin (1st year)
2018 record: 8-15 (tied for fifth in Region 9 with a 3-9 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
-- Additional info not provided

6. Hurricane Tigers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Chris Hurst (1st year)
2018 record: 10-10 (tied for fifth in Region 9 with a 3-9 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Mesa Jones, 3B, Sr.
Charley Landis, 1B, Sr.
Abbie Elison, OF, Sr.
Chantell Pearson, P, Soph.
Haven Smith, 2B/OF, Soph.
Ginger Farnsworth, C, Jr.
Coach comment: “We have a great group of girls that have been working hard all offseason to improve. We have good leadership and team chemistry going for us so it's going to be exciting to see what we can do this year. I have confidence in these girls that they have the heart and talent we need to have a fun and successful season.”

7. Dixie Flyers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Justin Abbott (1st year)
2018 record: 1-19 (seventh in Region 9 with a 0-12 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Kylee Terrell, SS/P, Soph.
Kylee Tiffany, C/INF, Jr.
Chayden Chong, INF/P, Jr.
KC McArthur, OF/C, Sr.
Coach comment: “Our coaching staff is excited about our team this year and we have some great girls with leadership qualities that are ready to compete in this region.”

Region 10 Capsules — 1. Spanish Fork Dons

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Don Andrews (22nd year)
2018 record: 27-3 (first in Region 10 with a 12-0 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Cedar in 4A quarterfinals: Eliminated by Bear River in 4A championship
Returning contributors:
Briley Young, P, Sr.
Marae Condie, OF, Sr.
Lyndsey Smith, OF, Sr.
Trinity Benson, OF, Soph.
Amanda Mitchell, 1B, Sr.
Coach comment: “Solid outfield, Solid No. 1 Pitcher, how well we do will depend on a new infield and a new bunch of hitters.”

2. Uintah Utes

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Maddy Keel (3rd year)
2018 record: 18-9 (second in Region 10 with a 9-3 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Bear River in 4A second round: Eliminated by Desert Hills in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Malorie Luck, P, Jr.
Madi Luck, UTIL, Sr.
Kassidy Callahan, SS, Sr.
Morgan Reynolds, CF, Sr.
Kaitlyn Callahan, C, Sr.
Kennedy Callahan, 2B, Sr.
McKinnley Mull, UTIL, Soph.
Coach comment: “I am very excited for this year’s team. We have six seniors this year, so we are going to have a lot of experience on the field. I think that experience they bring to the field will play a major role in how successful we are this season.”

3. Lehi Pioneers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Tim Kennedy (5th year)
2018 record: 16-16 (third in Region 10 with an 8-4 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in 4A first round: Eliminated by Tooele in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Savannah Heaton, 1B, Sr.
Kyle Takahashi, INF, Sr.
Lexi Butterfield, P, Jr.
Avery Takahashi, INF
Coach comment: “Lehi has a young team with only four returning starters from last year. We will be relying on our seniors to lead our team and expecting our youth to make an impact.”

4. Payson Lions

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Brent Shurtliff (15th year)
2018 record: 7-8 (fifth in Region 10 with a 5-7 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Bailee Tyler, C
Baily Marvin, P
Amilia Spencer, OF
Sawyer Jarvis, SS
Brinn Loveless, P/1B
Coach comment: “We will be a very young team with many talented freshman and sophomores”

5. Orem Tigers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Paul Barker (2nd year)
2018 record: 13-11 (fourth in Region 10 with a 6-6 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Cedar in 4A first round: Eliminated by Desert Hills in 4A one-loss bracket
-- Additional info not provided

6. Salem Hills Skyhawks

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Kalab Stokes (3rd year)
2018 record: 4-19 (sixth in Region 10 with a 2-10 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
-- Additional info not provided

7. Mountain View Bruins

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Elton Loy (1st year)
2018 record: 1-18 (seventh in Region 10 with a 0-12 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
-- Additional info not provided

Region 11 Capsules — 1. Tooele Buffaloes

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Melissa Lowry (3rd year)
2018 record: 26-3 (first in Region 11 with a 12-0 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Bear River in 4A quarterfinals: Eliminated by Spanish Ford in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Attyln Johnston, P, Soph.
Madi Baker, SS, Soph.
Amber Lujan, OF, Sr.

2. Bonneville Lakers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Brenda Hart (14th year)
2018 record: 13-13 (third in Region 11 with an 8-4 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Ridgeline in 4A first round: Eliminated by Uintah in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Izzy Togisala, SS, Sr.
Sydnee Smith, C, Sr.
Ashley Croyle, CF, Sr.
Lexie Sulkey, P, Jr.
Coach comment: “This season, the Lakers will fight and work hard to produce more runs at the plate and strengthen our defense. We are excited for the season based on the team camaraderie and work ethic each player will be contributing. Go Lakers."

3. Stansbury Stallions

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Bridget Clinton (10th year)
2018 record: 22-9 (second in Region 11 with a 10-3 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Mountain Crest in 4A first round: Eliminated by Orem in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Kalee Philips, OF, Sr.
Payten Staley, INF, Soph.
Maame Johnson, OF, Soph.
Berkeley Bryant, INF, Sr.
Coach comment: “We have four returning starters from last year’s team. We are extremely young this year, but look to be very competitive.”

4. Ogden Tigers

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Raychel Gustin (2nd year)
2018 record: 5-10 (fourth in Region 11 with a 5-7 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Kate Lowry, UTIL, Jr.
Grace Gooder, C/3B/OF, Sr.
Ariyana Lyons, P/OF, Jr.
Delaney Ripley, INF, Jr.
Paige Boney, INF, Soph.

5. Juan Diego Soaring Eagle

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Paige Castro (2nd year)
2018 record: 3-10 (sixth in Region 11 with a 3-8 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
-- Additional info not provided

6. Ben Lomond Scots

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Karen Driscoll (20th year)
2018 record: 0-13 (seventh in Region 11 with a 0-11 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Shaylee Beardall, 3B, Sr.
Jessica Perrigrino, SS/P, Jr.
Talynn Gooda, 1B/P, Sr.
Hadlee Green, C/2B, Jr.
Leighla Steed, C, Soph.

7. Park City Miners

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Shannon Gebbia (5th year)
2018 record: 5-14 (fifth in Region 11 with a 4-9 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Amanda Riely, SS, Sr.
Annie Sheinberg, INF, Sr.
Vanessa Heredia, C/INF, Sr.
Tiana Clevenger, OF, Sr.
Diana Boyce, P, Sr.
Coach comment: “With our senior class of six four-year starters, coupled with returning juniors, and new additions set to make an immediate impact, we are very excited to continue competing and building our program.”

Region 12 Capsules — 1. Bear River Bears

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Calvin Bingham (20th year)
2018 record: 25-5 (first in Region 12 with a 9-1 record)
2018 postseason: Beat Spanish Fork in 4A championship
Returning contributors:
Ashley Hess, C, Sr.
Josie Larkin, SS, Sr.
Oaklee Trapp, 1B, Jr.
Katie Gibbs, OF, Jr.
Oaklie Maxfield, DP/C, Soph.
Coach comment: “Our team will be really young and will lack a lot of varsity experience, especially at pitcher. We are dealing with some injuries that will require younger players to step up in order for us to be successful. We feel that we have a capable young team that will get better as we get experience. How fast, that is the question.”

2. Ridgeline Riverhawks

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Michael Anderson (3rd year)
2018 record: 20-10 (second in Region 12 with an 8-2 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Spanish Fork in 4A second round: Eliminated by Lehi in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Tyler Thornton, OF, Sr.
Brooke Anderson, SS, Sr.
Tia Washington, P, Jr.
Coach comment: “Ridgeline will be very young this year with only two full-time returning starters off of last year’s team. One of those is returning from a significant elbow injury that required offseason surgery and will miss the first 1/3 of the season. Losing five core seniors from the 2018 squad and starting over with pitching, catching and many of the primary positions could be difficult. We have some very young but unproven talent that will require time and opportunities to gain experience. Hopefully this comes together at some time during the season so we can right the ship.”

3. Mountain Crest Mustangs

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Courtnee Maughan (xx year)
2018 record: 16-9 (third in Region 12 with a 7-3 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Cedar in 4A second round: Eliminated by Lehi in 4A one-loss bracket
-- Additional info not provided

4. Logan Grizzlies

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Kim Laing (4th year)
2018 record: 11-10 (fourth in Region 12 with a 4-6 record)
2018 postseason: Lost to Tooele in 4A first round: Eliminated by Lehi in 4A one-loss bracket
Returning contributors:
Nya Laing, P, Sr.
Kamryn Laing, C, Jr.
Molli Balling, 2B, Sr.
Mia Marin, 3B, Sr.
Cheyenne Weekes, UTIL, Sr.
Saige Hansen, 1B, Sr.
Coach comment: “We have nine seniors and seven returning starters, which we believe will help us to go deep in to the state tournament.”

5. Green Canyon Wolves

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Joe Astle (1st year)
2018 record: 9-14 (fifth in Region 12 with a 2-8 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
McKenna Peterson, 3B, Sr.
Kymmie McClimans, P, Sr.
Coach comment: “This will be our teams second season. We only have four returning seniors this year but have many talented juniors and sophomores that will be contributing to our varsity team. We are a young team, but I feel if we can work as a team we can improve on our record from last season!”

6. Sky View Bobcats

2019 team schedule
Head coach: Amanda Robinson (2nd year)
2018 record: 3-21 (sixth in Region 12 with a 0-10 record)
2018 postseason: Did not qualify
Returning contributors:
Keiko Schwartz, CF, Sr.
Mikellie Sorensen, SS, Sr.
Kenzie Schnell, RHP, Jr.
Abbey Cantwell, C, Soph.
Coach comment: “We are very excited to start the 2019 season. We have a great group of athletes returning this year. There are younger players joining our program bringing a lot of potential for upcoming seasons.”