Prep Baseball Report

3A State Tournament Final 8 Preview

By Prep Baseball Report Colorado Staff

3A State Tournament Final 8 Preview:

The Eaton Reds would be most people’s pick to win the 3A state tournament, but in a final 8 that features half the field as a double digit seed in the districts, it still could be anyone’s game.  Butch Butler Field in Greeley will play host to the top half of the bracket which features, No. 1 Eaton, No, 4 Brush, No. 8 Gunnison and No. 12 Peak to Peak.

Game 1:  Eaton (21-0) vs. Gunnison (17-3)

Game 2: Brush (15-5) vs. Peak to Peak (15-6)

Players to Watch: Matt Burkart (Eaton), Joseph Mondragon (Eaton),  JT Mossberg (Eaton), Dalton Lind (Eaton), Lane Greiman (Eaton), Brady Tedesco (Eaton), Ryan Koehler (Eaton), Alec Petterson (Brush), Nick Kakavas (Peak to Peak), Blake Bride (Peak to Peak), Mathew Bagnato (Peak to Peak). 

Fredrick High School is where we will find the second half of this bracket, the half that features only one host site to make it through to the final 8.  No. 3 Bayfield will be joined by, No. 10 Valley, No. 11 University and No. 15 Sterling.

Game 3:  Sterling (14-7) vs. Valley (14-7)

Game 4:  Bayfield (18-3) vs. University (15-6)

Players to Watch:  Jacob Thiessen (Sterling), Carter Chacon (Valley), Payton Chacon (Valley), Kelton McCoy (Bayfield), Zane Phelps (Bayfield), Taed Heydinger (Bayfield). 

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