Prep Baseball Report

Utah HS Team Preview: Davis HS

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Utah HS Team Preview: Davis Darts


Opening Day is around the corner, try outs have been scheduled starting Feb 27th, and rosters are soon to be set. The Utah High School Activities Association has announced that opening day of the 2022 season will commence on Monday March 6th. Jeff Scholzen (Utah Scouting Director) begins the 2023 season coverage with our annual preseason team previews, where we will take notes from coaches, and highlight returning players, newcomers, and some sleepers. Over the next couple weeks and leading up to opening day, we will be highlighting some of the top programs in the state in our team previews. 

PBR Utah will also be publishing its state “Power 25” rankings that will be updated every Monday once the season begins. Throughout the season, PBR Utah will be pumping out coverage, highlighting individual players, games, rankings, scouting reports and naming players/pitchers of the week, every Tuesday as well. We will also in June unveil the 2023 PBR Utah Player of the Year. Past recipients saw former American Fork star SS and current TCU Horned Frog, Fisher Ingersoll take home the 2021 honors and in 2022, we saw former Snow Canyon Warriors CF and current BYU Cougar, Luke Anderson haul in the 2022 honors. Anderson has won the starting LF job as a true freshman. PBR Utah looks forward to getting out there this spring to see some great baseball. 

Davis by the numbers

Head Coach: Josh Godfrey Classification: 6A

Region: 1 

2022 Win-Loss: 14-14 

2021 Win-Loss: 11-18

State Playoff appearances in last 10 years: 10

State Championship appearances last 10 years: 0

State Championships last 10 years: 0

Key Returners with Class/Position

Max Hunter 2024, SS

Andrew Fillomohala 2024, P

Tyson Elkins 2023. CF

  • Wally Grant 2025, 1B (PBR Preseason All-State Invite) Hit .397 as a varsity freshman

Young players who have College potential down the road

Andrew Filliomoha 2024, P

Max Hunter 2024, SS

  • Kaleb Weaver 2026, SS (2022 PBR All-State Games Invite)

  • Wally Grant 2025, 1B (2023 Preseason All-State Invite)

Who is your X Factor to your success

  • Attitude and Effort

List the names of returning players who were named All-Region / All-State and their graduation year (Please specify either award or both awards)*

Andrew Filliomohala 2024 (1st Team All-Region 1)

Wally Grant 2025 (2nd Team All-Region 1)

Player lost to graduation and College Baseball

  • Colton Baron, P 

Coaches Summary and Outlook

I feel really good about the direction this team is headed, when people ask me how we will be I say we will be "young good" which means we will have some ups and downs as any young team would who is only playing 2-3 seniors, but our youth is hungry, competitive and talented. I am excited to see their growth this year and think we could have some special years upcoming. This year's team will rely heavily on its pitching and defense. If we can hit with consistency I think we will win a lot of games. We have a tough schedule facing Copper Hills and 2x vs Riverton and then 4 games in California. Our Region is always tough and I can foresee a lot of close games. 

  • Josh Godfrey (Head Coach)




Scholzen was brought on as the Utah Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report after serving 9 years as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor with the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-2020). Prior to his run with the Brewers, Scholzen worked for the Los Angeles Angels for 11 years (1999-2010), serving in a similar capacity as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor. In all, Scholzen served as a full-time scout for 20 years. Scholzen also received a 2002 World Series ring for his contributions as a scout. 

With the Angels, Scholzen created an Angels Scout Team, in which he coached the likes of current and former major league players: Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman, Greg Bird, Tyler Wagner, Aaron Blair, Joey Rickard, Donn Roach, Johnny Field, Taylor Cole and Paul Sewald to name a few. During his run with the the Angels, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Angels rookie ball affiliate with the Pioneer League Orem Owlz, helping guide the Owlz to the 2005 and 2007 Pioneer League titles.

Prior to becoming a professional scout, Scholzen served as the head coach at Southern Utah University between 1993-1997. At the time, Scholzen was the youngest Division I head coach when he was first hired at 24 years old. The Southern Utah baseball program was dropped after the 2012 season. While coaching at Southern Utah, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Alaska Goldpanners in 1995, as they won the Alaska League Championship. 

A native of Utah, Scholzen played at Hurricane HS and was twice named 1st team All-State and an AAU HM All-American, before moving on to Utah Valley CC and Eastern Oregon University, earning All-Conference honors on three separate occasions. Scholzen played in the Angels’ organization from 1991-1992.