Colorado club baseball summer preview: Five squads to watch in the Denver metro area

Colorado club baseball summer preview: Five squads to watch in the Denver metro area

With the high school season over, Colorado’s top prep talent moves on to competing for local club teams across the area. Denver Post preps editor Kyle Newman breaks down five teams to watch as the summer season heats up:

Slammers Martin 17U

Perhaps the most stacked club team in the state, Slammers Martin is loaded in every phase. They have aces such as Valor Christian’s Luke Ziegler, Legend’s Jack Baird and Brody McCord and Broomfield’s Ben Peterson. They have athletic outfield talent in Denver North’s Harris Williams and Pine Creek’s Jay Onken. And they have valid power with Valor Christian catcher Noah Kuzma, Pine Creek first baseman Justin Olson and more.

Lightning Gold 18U

Coach Dave Tucker’s flagship team has many pieces back from last season and figures to challenge in every tournament they enter. On the mound, Chaparral’s Zach Berg and Highlands Ranch’s Josh Thompson will figure prominently, as will a trio of Falcons in the lineup in catcher Brett Newman, third baseman Zac Dammel and shortstop Morgan McIntosh. Plus, Regis Jesuit first baseman Michael Baer, Rock Canyon shortstop Jake Hammons, ThunderRidge outfielder Jason Hall and Lakewood shortstop Simon Baumgardt give the lineup depth.

Cherry Creek 18s

The Cherry Creek 18s Bruin-heavy roster is also sprinkled with a bunch of other big-time players from the south metro area. Infielders Zach Paschke and Cole Blatchford and pitchers Jalen Saiz and Jack Liffrig all represent Mountain Vista, while Heritage ace Riley Egloff complements Cherry Creek stars in outfielder Tanner O’Tremba, infielder Cody Schultz, catcher Andrew Chavez and pitcher Quentin Parr.

Slammers Bauer 18U

Slammers Bauer boasts elite talent picked from several top Class 5A leagues around the state, as highlighted by Continental League standouts in Regis Jesuit ace Caleb Sloan and Legend home run hitting infielder Jordan Stubbings. Plus, Jeffco League gems in Chatfield shortstop Jack Winkler, Bear Creek infielder Jack Radford and Dakota Ridge ace Carter Akerfelds complement other key guys such as Pine Creek outfielder Toby Scoles and Grandview catcher Tyson Hays.

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Trombly Baseball Quintana 18U

A combined club effort by the Mountain Vista, Rock Canyon and Highlands Ranch baseball programs led to the formation of Trombly Baseball Colorado. Mountain Vista coach Ron Quintana coaches the 18U team, while Rock Canyon coach Tyler Munro and Highlands Ranch coach Joe Gleason coach the lower levels. As such, much of the those programs’ talent resides on the 18U roster, including Rock Canyon catcher Logan O’Neill, Mountain Vista infielder Drew Stahl, Highlands Ranch catcher Jordan Medina and Highlands Ranch infielder Zach Medina.

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