With the 2017 high school baseball season getting underway this week in what should be another fantastic season, the Deseret News has compiled capsules for every 3A team in the state with information on what to expect this season. The region rankings are based on coaches' preseason projections. Every coach was invited to participate and submit information on their team. There are seven new head baseball coaches in 3A this year: Faron Reed (Richfield), Chris Allred (Desert Hills), Nolan Stouder (Tooele), Alex Hansen (Ridgeline), Davis Feasler (Park City) and Trent Rounkles (Morgan). Here's a region-by-region look at all 22 teams in 3A.

Region 9 1. Dixie High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Danny Ipson (7th year)

2016 record: 18-8 (Tied for 2nd in Region 9 with 6-4 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Richfield in 3A second round; eliminated by Cedar in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Dayton Dempsey, Sr., OF/P

Tyson Fisher, Jr., OF/P

Wyatt Woodland, Jr., 1B/P

Kayler Yates, So., SS/P

Hobbs Nyberg, 2B/P

Coach comment: "We look forward to the coming season. Our success will be predicated on the success of our underclassmen both offensively and on the mound. We look forward to having them rise to the challenge and lead our club throughout the year."

2. Desert Hills High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Chris Allred (1st year)

2016 record: 13-14 (Tied for 2nd in Region 9 with 6-4 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Canyon View in 3A second round; Eliminated by Dixie in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Trey Winget, OF, Sr.

Chad Nelson, OF, Sr.

Quinn Kiser, OF, Sr.

Drew Thorpe, SS, So.

Trey Allred, 2B, Jr.

Coach comment: "We have six returning starters back from last year and believe the potential is there to have a deep bullpen."

3. Snow Canyon High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Reed Secrist

2016 record: 8-15 (tied for 5th in Region 9 with 3-7 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Cannon Secrist, Sr., 3B/1B/P

Davis Rigby, Sr., OF

Kaleb Gates, Sr., C

Austin Deming, Jr., SS/P

Jed Jensen, Jr., 3B/P

Breck Eichelberger, Jr., P

Matt Kitchen, Jr., OF/P

Coach comment: "We are looking to bounce back and be in the mix for another state championship run. With our pitching and its depth, it could happen, although, we need to tighten up the defense and execute at the plate to be a true contender."

4. Pine View High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Troy Wall

2016 record: 21-6 (1st in Region 9 with 8-2 record)

2016 postseason: Beat Canyon View in 3A semifinals; Beat Cedar in 3A championship game

Additional info not submitted

5. Cedar High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Eric Fieldsted (5th year)

2016 record: 17-14 (4th in Region 9 with 4-6 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Carbon in 3A second round; eliminated by Pine View in 3A championship game

Returning contributors:

Drake Lewis, Catcher, Sr.

Ben Hulet, Pitcher, Sr.

Jaden Hulet, Pitcher/IF, Sr.

Travis Tait, OF, Sr.

Brandon Johnson, Pitcher, Sr.

Coach comment: "I really like the way our team has worked in the offseason to prepare for this upcoming year. We lost some key components from last year but we have some seniors who have waited for their turn and are anxious to get out and prove what they can do on the field. They will be complemented and pushed by underclassmen who are hungry for their opportunity as well. Region 9 will be a fight for every game."

6. Hurricane High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jon Homer (2nd year)

2016 record: 8-11 (tied for 5th in Region 9 with 3-7 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Alec Flemetakis, SS/P, Sr.

Tobie Swenson, 3B/P, Sr.

Nick Horsley, C, Sr.

Michael Lacy, CF, Sr.

Logan Campbell, 1B, Sr.

Noah Humphrey, 2B

Coach comment: "Hurricane baseball is very excited for the upcoming season. We are returning a lot of seniors who have been playing varsity baseball since they were freshmen. We believe that this is a playoff-bound team."

Region 10 1. Stansbury High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Ray Clinton (8th year)

2016 record: 16-9 (5th in Region 10 with 10-2 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Richfield in 3A first round; eliminated by Bear River in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Mitch McIntrye, Pitcher/Center field, Senior

Matt McIntrye, Catcher, Senior

Clayton Stanworth, First Base, Senior

Parker Buys, Short Stop, Senior

Hunter Myers, Outfield, Senior

Coach comment: "Stansbury will compete for the region title once again with five returning starters and some underclassmen who saw some varsity time last year. Pitching will be the key with the new pitch count rule in effect. Offensively we should be strong, 1-9 with some bench players who could step in and get the job done. Defensively we are strong up the middle, and just need to fill in the rest."

2. Park City High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: David Feasler (1st year)

2016 record: 12-12 (2nd in Region 10 with 8-4 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Carbon in 3A first round; eliminated by Juan Diego in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Ryan Brady, P/SS, Sr.

Sam Starley, OF, Sr.

Josh Lansky, 1B/P, Sr.

Zack Luna, IF/OF/P, Sr.

Coach comment: "We have a solid group of seniors to lead our team, led by BYU signee Ryan Brady."

3. Grantsville High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Loren Anderson (12th year)

2016 record: 15-10 (3rd in Region 10 with 6-6 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Juab in 3A first round; eliminated by Dixie in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Burke Boman, C, Sr.

Riley Smith, OF, Sr.

Coy Johnson, IF/P, Jr.

Brady Arbon, IF/P, Jr.

Brayden Peterson, 1B, Sr.

Coach comment: "We are looking forward to a successful season. We have a lot of experience back with our position players, and our depth looks good. If our pitchers develop into a solid staff, we expect to be in the hunt for the region title."

4. Union High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Matt Labrum (2nd year)

2016 record: 6-17 (4th in Region 10 with 5-7 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Canyon View in 3A first round; eliminated by Logan in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Carson Kelly, 1B/P, Sr.

Cole Bertoch, OF, Sr.

Logan Duncan, P, Jr.

Gage Roberts, OF, Jr.

Weston Walker, MINF, Jr.

Easton Rohrer, P, So.

Nate Foote, C, So.

Coach comment: "Looking forward to the season and the opportunity to compete. We are excited about our schedule and the opportunities it provides for us to get better. We have some young men who are poised to compete, and we look forward to the challenge that each opponent provides. With the new pitching requirements it poses some different philosophies for different teams, and we embrace this new challenge! Respect the process and trust the process — if we do these two things, we will be successful!"

5. Tooele High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Nolan Stouder (1st year)

2016 record: 2-16 (5th in Region 10 with 1-11 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Returning contributors:

Zach Dean, 1B, Sr.

Mckay Pollmann, INF/C, Sr.

Cody Whitehouse, INF/C, Sr.

Blake Paystrup, OF, Sr.

Lane Steed, P/OF, Sr.

Mason Hansen, UTIL, Sr.

Dakota Galvin, OF, Sr.

Coach comment: "We will be beginning the change of culture of Tooele baseball this year. We will rely on being a very sound fundamental team that does not allow mistakes to be their downfall. The senior leadership will be key to not only this year, but for years to come. The underclassmen will also be key in continuing the process of what we are trying to achieve as players, students and citizens. I expect nothing less than to be competitive every game and have a chance to win."

REGION 11 1. Juan Diego High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Kellen Carsey (2nd year)

2016 record: 17-8 (1st in Region 11 with 11-1 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Cedar in 3A first round; eliminated by Desert Hills in 3A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

2. Bear River High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Donald Hawes

2016 record: 16-9 (2nd in Region 11 with 9-3 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Dixie in 3A first round; eliminated by Juab in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Jarret Theurer, Sr., Catcher

Jake Dahle, Jr., SS/P

Marshall Pond, Sr., P/1B

Wyatt Sorensen, Sr., 2B/P

Parker Theurer, Sr., CF

Kaygen Canfield, Jr., Catcher/DH

Coach comment: "We have a good group of returners and young players in the mix this year. We graduated five seniors last season that saw a good amount of time, but our returners and new guys are excited for the opportunity to play in the BRH uniform and leave their own legacy! If we throw strikes and play good baseball behind those pitchers, we should be very competitive and have a chance to win some baseball games!"

3. Ridgeline High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Alex Hansen (1st year)

First-year school

Returning contributors:

Dallon Larsen, P/C/1B, Sr.

Landon Jenson, CF, Sr.,

Braxton Pond, SS, Sr.,

Kaden Border, 2B, Sr.

Porter Bernhardt, P/1B/OF, Sr.

4. Morgan High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Trent Rounkles (1st year)

2016 record: 6-17 (4th in Region 11 with 2-10 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Pine View in 3A first round; eliminated by Grantsville in 3A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

5. Logan High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Mike Hanson

2016 record: 14-12 (Third in Region 11 with 7-5 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Desert Hills in 3A first round; eliminated by Cedar in 3A one-loss bracket

Additional info not provided

6. Ben Lomond High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Sterling Harris

2016 record: 4-15 (5th in Region 11 with 1-11 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided

Region 12 1. Canyon View High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jason Jacobsen (14th year)

2016 record: 19-8 (1st in Region 12 with 10-2 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Pine View in 3A semifinals; eliminated by Cedar in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Colton Gochis, OF, Sr.

Cadyn Clark, SS, Sr.

Joeyy Lambeth, P/2b, Jr.

Joey Mackelprang, C, Sr.

Trace Hardin, P/SS, Jr.

Coach comment: "Looking forward to the start of the season. We bring back a good group of returners mixed in with a few underclassmen. Hopefully by the start of region play we will have some things figured out."

2. Juab High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Brett Ludlow (2nd year)

2016 record: 12-12 (2nd in Region 12 with 8-4 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Pine View in 3A second round; eliminated by Cedar in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Ryker Osborne, OF/P, Sr.

Trent Rindlisbacher, SS, Sr.

Dawson Sperry, C/P, Sr.

Alex White, OF, Jr.

Tucker Memmott, OF, Jr.

Coach comment: "The coaching staff is really excited about this coming year. With a new baseball facility and more opportunities to improve as a team, we should see good things this year. Juab will be returning five contributors from the team last year. Defensively and offensively we should be better prepared than last year. If our pitching can continue to develop, we should compete in the region and state. This year’s team has worked hard in the offseason, and expectations are high."

3. Carbon High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Jeff Cisneros (3rd year)

2016 record: 12-13 (3rd in Region 12 with 6-6 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Pine View in 3A quarterfinals; eliminated by Dixie in 3A one-loss bracket

Returning contributors:

Wyatt Wilson, OF/P, Sr.

Jayden Flemett, OF/IF, Sr.

Chase Morgan, IF/P, Sr.

Gavin Robinett, IF/P, Sr.

Cody Lowe, IF/P, Jr.

Coach comment: "This year’s team will be deep in every position. We will rely on a lot of different players to fill the holes left by last year’s senior class. I feel good coming into the spring as this group of seniors has been working hard this offseason. I'm excited to see how far they will take us."

4. Richfield High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Faron Reed (1st year)

2016 record: 13-13 (4th in Region 12 with 5-7 record)

2016 postseason: Lost to Canyon View in 3A quarterfinals; eliminated by Cedar in 3A one-loss bracket

Coach comment: "Richfield will have a young team this year, only five upper classmen, with the majority of work coming from the sophomore and freshman classes. Looking for great things from senior Evan Jerome and sophomore Emmitt Hafen.”

5. North Sanpete High School

2017 team schedule

Head coach: Dan Christensen

2016 record: 3-18 (5th in Region 12 with 1-11 record)

2016 postseason: Did not qualify

Additional info not provided