2023 CHSAA Season Preview: Eaton HS

Caleb Dameron
PBR Colorado Staff

The Colorado high school season is nearing quickly, and we're here to cover it. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we'll publish our team previews ahead of the 2023 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Colorado Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Team: Eaton
League: Patriot
2022 Record: 28-2 / 16-0 Conference
Classification: 3A
Head Coach: Todd Hernandez
Years at the Helm: 7

The Eaton Reds are a historic Colorado high school baseball program out of 3A, and in 2023 they are looking to defend back to back state championships. The Reds will be returning almost all of their top pitching from last year’s team, as well as the heart of their batting order. Eaton has a plethora of elite arms at their disposal this season, and some big time college commitments. Look out for Walker Martin  (Arkansas), Tate Smith (Oklahoma State), and Mitch Haythorn (Oklahoma) to keep building off of their already fantastic résumés, and potentially lead this program to a third straight state championship.



Walker Martin: SS
30 GP, .566 BA, 1.833 OPS, 55 RBI, 12 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR, 9 SBs

Tate Smith: P/1B
30 GP, .435 BA, 1.151 OPS, 37 RBI, 6 2B, 4 3B
11 APP, 2.45 ERA, 8-1, 48.2 IP, 80 Ks

Ryder True: OF
30 GP, .571 BA, 1.604 OPS, 53 RBI, 14 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR

Austin Martinez: INF
30 GP, .364 BA, 1.136 OPS, 5 RBI, 1 HR


Mitch Haythorn: P/1B/3B
26 GP, .250 BA, .798 OPS, 15 RBI, 5 2B, 1 3B
11 APP, 2.70 ERA, 8-0, 44 IP, 86 Ks

Gunnar Duncan: C
28 GP, .333 BA, .937 OPS, 7 RBI, 1 2B, 1 3B

Garrett Garrison: P/C
28 GP, .483 BA, 1.137 OPS, 20 RBI, 5 2B
13 APP, 2.46 ERA, 4-1, 31.1 IP, 52 Ks

Joey Blaskowski: INF/C

Lucas Stone: OF
18 GP, .286 BA, .572 OPS

Kade Gentry: OF

To Keep up with the Reds, follow @eatonbbcoach on Twitter. 
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