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2024 Team Preview: The Colony Cougars

Prep Baseball Texas Staff

The 2024 Texas high school baseball season is quickly approaching and, as usual, excitement is abound throughout the state. Players and coaches have been working in preparation for the upcoming season and, as is the case each year, there are some very talented players and teams across Texas.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in Austin at the UIL State Tournament in June, but there is plenty of work to be done before that becomes reality. We hope to familiarize our readers with many of the teams across the state as we preview individual teams across Texas. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 30 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across the state. Each week we will be releasing our Players of the Week and updating the Power 30 rankings.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: The Colony Cougars
Head Coach: Martin Dean
UIL Classification: UIL Class 5A (District 9)
Team Strengths: Pitching
2023 Record (Playoff Finish): 16-13
Key Players Lost: Jackson Anderson, Dylan Guevara



+ RHP Wesley Peck (2024; Cisco JC) - First Team All-District in 2023
+ C/INF Caden Degele (2024; uncommitted) - Honorable Mention All-District in 2023
+ RHP JD Clarke (2024; uncommitted) - Second Team All-District in 2023
+ OF/1B Shawn Keenen (2025; uncommitted)
+ OF German Pulido (2025; uncommitted)
+ RHP/INF Trey Rangel (2026) - District Newcomer of the year in 2023, *2023 Future Games Participant*

*2026 Trey Rangel*

+ 1B/LHP Josiah Rojas (2026)


+ RHP/UTL Cole Richeson (2025; uncommitted)
+ C/INF Sam Campbell (2025; uncommitted)
+ INF/RHP Kolton Lang (2025; uncommitted)
+ UTL/RHP Riley Stewart (2026)
+ Santiago Pereira Arreaza


+ RHP/INF Colton Wood (2027)


Coach Martin Dean and The Colony Cougars look to make it back into the 5A postseason in 2024, after just missing out last season. The Cougars expect their pitching to be the team’s biggest strength in 2024 after returning three pitchers who were worthy of All-District recognition in 2023.

Leading things off for the returning pitchers for The Colony is Cisco JC commit RHP Wesley Peck (2024). Peck is currently ranked No. 153 in the state and was First Team All-District last season. A Second Team All-District pitcher returns this season in senior RHP JD Clarke (uncommitted). After earning District Newcomer of the Year last season, expect big things again in 2024 from sophomore RHP/INF Trey Rangel. Rangel was a Future Games participant this past summer for Prep Baseball, and is currently ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 10 nationally. At the Future Games, Rangel was one of the biggest winner’s from the event, where he was 90-92 mph with his fastball and spun a curveball at 3000+ rpm. Rangel is just starting to scratch the surface of what he could accomplish in high school and will be a must-follow throughout the spring and for years to come.

Senior C/INF Caden Degele (uncommitted) is back in 2024 after earning Honorable Mention All-District last season, and should be a strong battery mate for the three arms mentioned above. A pair of junior outfielders return this year as well in OF/1B Shawn Keenen (uncommitted) and OF German Pulido (uncommitted). Sophomore 1B/LHP Josiah Rojas is also returning this season after having a strong freshman varsity campaign in 2023. Rojas is currently ranked No. 66 in the state, and was a winner at our Top Prospect Games South Texas where he impressed both on the mound and at the plate, working his fastball up to 83.5 mph and posting a max exit velocity of 94 mph at the event.

Three juniors are projected to join the fold for the Cougars in 2024 in RHP/UTL Cole Richeson (uncommitted), C/INF Sam Campbell (uncommitted), and INF/RHP Kolton Lang (uncommitted). Two additional newcomers to keep tabs on in 2024 are UTL/RHP Riley Stewart (2026) and Santiago Pereira Arreaza. Freshman RHP/INF Colton Wood is another talented underclassmen to watch in 2024 and beyond as he begins his high school career this spring.

With the quality of pitching and experience they return in 2024, look for the Cougars to get back into postseason contention this season.

Find more information on the 2024 The Colony Cougars program below:

+ <<2024 Schedule>>
+ Follow The Colony on X: @TC_cougbaseball
+ Prep Baseball Texas, Power 30 Homepage

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