Prep Baseball Report

2023 CHSAA Season Preview: Manitou Springs 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: Manitou Springs
League: Tri Peaks
2022 Record: 18-8-1 / 9-1 Conference
Classification: 3A
Head Coach: Brandon DeMatto
Years at the Helm: 6

Manitou Springs had an admirable season in 2022 and are looking to further that success this season. This program is returning a core of six important starters from last year’s squad, including Hayden Martinez who hit .418 with 21 stolen bases and pitched to a 1.09 ERA with 21 Ks in 19.1 IP as a freshman last year. Coach Brandon DeMatto saw plenty of underclassmen make their impact in 2022 and is hoping to see more production with their experience this time around. Manitou Springs has a tougher schedule, but they should be able to compete with the top teams in 3A baseball. 



Andrew Rhodes - SS
27 GP, .288 BA, .872 OPS, 26 RBI, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 29 SBs

Tyler Maloney - OF


Nate Gentzel - P/3B/1B
26 GP, .356 BA, .799 OPS, 21 RBI, 5 2B
12 APP, 3.97 ERA, 5-1, 42.1 IP, 36 Ks

Canon Feist - P/1B/3B
27 GP, .370 BA, 1.053 OPS, 33 RBI, 10 2B, 3 HR
9 APP, 5.45 ERA, 1-1, 25.2 IP, 32 Ks

Jake Thomson - C
24 GP, .364 BA, .935 OPS, 18 RBI, 6 2B

Impact Underclassmen:

Hayden Martinez: P/OF
27 GP, .418 BA, 1.095 OPS, 29 RBI, 8 2B, 3 3B, 21 SBs
12 APP, 1.09 ERA, 1-0, 19.1 IP, 21 Ks

Logan Moore: P/OF

Preston Rhodes: P/IF
16 GP, .333 BA, .833 OPS, 1 RBI

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