Prep Baseball Report

2023 CHSAA Season Preview: Mountain View 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: Mountain View
League: Longs Peak
2022 Record: 12-12 / 10-8 Conference
Classification: 4A
Head Coach: Brian Smela
Years at the Helm: 13

The Mountain View Mountain Lions reside in the Longs Peak League, where they are hoping to compete in the top half of their conference in 2023. This is a young group, with standout Jacob Mraz returning as a junior after hitting .481 with a 1.233 OPS as a sophomore at the varsity level last season. Coach Brian Smela says this team is strong on the defensive side, and the program has this seasoned coach back for another year. 



James Deal: LHP
24 GP, .300 BA, .733 OPS, 2 RBI, 2 2B
16 APP, 31.2 IP, 41 Ks, 4.20 ERA, 0-0

Keenan Kaufman: OF


Jacob Mraz: C
24 GP, .481 BA, 1.233 OPS, 20 RBI, 9 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR

Caedon Meyer: OF    

Bowdy Anderson: RHP

Impact Underclassmen:

Jayden Goode: IF

Roman Kenney: RHP

Brayden Steele: IF

To Keep up with the Mountain Lions, follow @mvhsbaseball14 on Twitter. 
Make sure to follow @pbrcolorado on Twitter for the most up-to-date coverage throughout the 2023 season.




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