Prep Baseball Report

Junior Sunbelt Classic Roster

By John Cackowski
State Director

On Thursday 1/15/15 at the Colorado Dugout Club Coaching Clinic PBR Colorado and the Colorado Dugout Club announced an exciting partnership. PBR Colorado will be the new sponsor of the Junior Sunbelt Classic Team. Last year’s talent at the Sunbelt Classic was incredible; we hope to continue that tradition with talented players such as yourself. Most of the top players on the Junior Sunbelt team last year are now ranked among the top in their respective class. The tryout is exclusively for the current 2016 Class.

This year, not only will players receive high-level exposure if you make the team, but all players at the tryout will be scouted, video-taped, and have a profile that will hosted on, which is subscribed to by more than 450 colleges and pro scouts across the country. Furthermore, the top players will be listed in our statewide player rankings. Players will also have an online profile created with their verified statistics.

This nationally recognized tournament began in 1977.  Over the years players like Randy Johnson, Troy Aikman, and Johnny Damon have played in the Sunbelt.  Teams from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Canada now participate.  This will be one of the most competitive 10 games you have played as a high school baseball player.  Aside from baseball, players get to live with host families for 1 week which will be a tremendous experience.  Scouts from around the country representing all levels of colleges and professional teams will be present to evaluate the talent heavy tournament. 

High School coaches nominated players to tryout for the Junior Sunbelt Team. PBR Colorado hosted the tryout. The Junior Sunbelt Classic Tryout took place Sunday May 3rd at ThunderRidge High School.  75 players from the 2016 and 2017 classes were on display at this event.

The Colorado Dugout Club Staff, and select MLB scouts were in charge of picking and naming the team. PBR Colorado will be providing a full analysis of all players who participated in the event and that will be posted on the site by position this week.

Congratulations to the following players who made the 2015 Junior Sunbelt Classic Team. For any questions about process before and after please contact Alan Dyer at:

2015 Junior Sunbelt Classic Team

Name School Class Position Commitment
Austin Alarid Rocky Mountain 2016 LHP/1B  
Jerome Bohannon Cherokee Trail 2016 OF/LHP  
Cameron Brown D'Evelyn 2016 LHP/OF  
Matt Burkart Eaton 2016 RHP/SS  
Bailey Collins Dakota Ridge 2016 OF  
Quin Cotton Regis Jesuit 2016 OF  
Jake Eissler ThunderRidge 2016 RHP/3B Texas Christian University
Tommy Gillman Columbine 2016 SS Texas A&M
Riley Gregory Pine Creek 2016 C  
Aaron Hammann Chaparral 2016 RHP/MIF  
Brice Johnson Pine Creek 2016 LHP  
Dalton Lind Eaton 2016 RHP  
Kelton McCoy Bayfield 2016 C  
Zane Phelps Bayfield 2016 3B/1B  
Grant Schroeder Grandview 2016 RHP/SS  
Tyler Smith Grandview 2016 MIF Ohio
Preston Snavely Fort Collins 2016 RHP  
John Sorenson Rocky Mountain 2017 3B/RHP  
Bo Weiss Regis Jesuit 2016 RHP North Carolina
Austin Wood Silver Creek 2016 RHP/1B  

First Alternates: Aaron Dammel (HRHS), Bailey Hansen (Air Academy), Cole McKissock (Air Academy),
Austin Gussman (Horizon), Jake Greenwalt (Windsor)


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