Prep Baseball Report

4A District Bracket and Players to Watch

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director


It is tournament time in Colorado and all classifications will be underway this weekend with District and State Tournament play.  Continuing our look at post season play is the 4A classification where it is wide open for many of the teams in this year's field, with 9 of the 32 teams in the field having at least 15 wins on the season. All teams are playing a single elimination tournament on Saturday with all District Championship Games being played at the host sites at 3:00 PM.

District 1
No. 1 Mountain View 17-2 vs. No. 32 Roosevelt 10-9
No. 16 Palisade 13-6 vs. No. 17 Classical Academy 15-4
Players to Watch:  Taven Whitehurst (Mountain View), Dylan Norsen (Mountain View), Holden Bernhardt (Mountain View), Jared Chick (Roosevelt), Landen Gomez (Roosevelt), John Bull (The Classical Academy)

District 2
No. 8 Canyon City 17-2 vs. No. 25 Centarus 6-13
No. 9 Silver Creek 14-5 vs. No 24 Air Academy 14-5
Players to Watch:  Austin Wood (Silver Creek), Cole Winn (Silver Creek), Bailey Hansen (Air Academy), Cole McKissock (Air Academy)

District 3
No. 4 Valor Christian 16-3 vs. No. 29 Ponderosa 8-11
No. 13 Northridge 12-7 vs. No. 20 Thomas Jefferson 14-5
Players to Watch:  Blake Donels, (Valor), Luke Ziegler (Valor), Davis Heller (Valor), Ryder Ghidotti (Ponderosa), Parker Eischen (Ponderosa), Dylan Van Sky (Thomas Jefferson)

District 4
No. 5 Windsor 16-3 vs. No. 28 Weld Central 12-6
No. 12 Pueblo Centennial 14-5 vs. No. 21 Elizabeth 12-7
Players to Watch: Jake Greenwalt (Windsor), Mitchell Watson (Windsor),

District 5
No. 2 Pueblo West 15-4 vs. No. 31 Montrose 8-9
No. 15 Rifle 14-5 vs. No. 18 Thompson Valley 11-8
Players to Watch: Rocco Arguto (Pueblo West), Dauson Tate (Pueblo West ), Mike Berg (Thompson Valley) Matt Berg (Thompson Valley)

District 6
No. 7 Fort Morgan 14-5 vs. No. 26 Lewis Palmer 14-5
No. 10 Longmont 13-6 vs. No. 23 Palmer Ridge 13-6
Players to Watch:  Nate Kage (Fort Morgan), Paul Tillotson (Lewis Palmer), Austin Hassler (Longmont), Bryan Boatman (Palmer Ridge)

District 7
No. 3 Denver North 18-1 vs. No. 30 Niwot 7-12
No. 14 Erie 12-7 vs. No. 19 Pueblo East 9-10
Players to Watch:  Judah Wilbur (Denver North), Harris Williams (Denver North), Isiah Torres (Pueblo East)

District 8
No. 6 Delta 16-3 vs. No.27 Durango 9-10
No. 11 Pueblo South 15-4 vs. No. 22 Wheat Ridge 11-7
Players to Watch:  Ethan Keller (Delta), Brandon Maes (Pueblo South), Abe Apodaca (Wheat Ridge) 

Stats that Standout:

Billy Cook led 4A with a .629 average collecting 39 hits.

Paul Tillotson had 8 wins on the season and collected 79 strike outs.

Cole Winn enters the post season with 78 K’s in 46 innings pitched.

As Damon Jensen goes so does Delta, his 36 runs scored lead the way.

Jacob Bedford, Bryan Boatman and Mark Singleton all bring 1 no-hitter with them into the post season.