Prep Baseball Report

2023 CHSAA Season Preview: Fruita Monument 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: Fruita Monument
League: Southwest
2022 Record: 17-7 / 8-0 Conference
Classification: 5A
Head Coach: Casey Sullivan
Years at the Helm: 1

The Wildcats are looking to win the 5A Southwest league again in 2023 as they have plenty of impact juniors coming into this year. Senior Logan Cardoza should also be considered a potential carrier for this squad, as he posted a .484 batting average with nearly a 1.300 OPS last year. This team should have a slew of stout hitters, but pitching could be pivotal to the Wildcats’ overall success in 5A. 



Tyler Matheson: P

Logan Cardoza: OF/P/IF

20 GP, .484 BA, 1.287 OPS, 10 RBI, 4 2B, 1 3B


Hunter Smolinski: MIF/P
24 GP, .383 BA, .993 OPS, 22 RBI, 7 2B, 2 3B

Lucas Weaver: MIF/P
24 GP, .352 BA, .869 OPS, 9 RBI, 7 2B
5 APP, 12.1 IP, 11 Ks, 2.27 ERA, 1-0

Kolton Hicks: C
20 GP, .420 BA, 14 RBI, 6 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR

Parker Noah: OF/C
17 GP, .353 BA, 2 RBI, 1 2B

Masen Lopez: MIF

Landon Hawk:  P

Keenan Oxford: P/IF

Ryan Matheson: P/1B

Impact Underclassmen:

Hunter Williamson: P

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