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2024 Preseason Preview: American Canyon

By: Isaiah Glidden
Staff Writer


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The 2024 California 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 California.

Teams across the state have goals and aspirations to finish their seasons in their respective CIF Section Championship Game, 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 California. We will take you right up to first pitch this season with these team previews, eventually releasing our Preseason Power 25 rankings that’ll carry us into the opening week of action and the Third Annual Prep Baseball California Spring Invitational.

Please keep checking back throughout the season as we will be your one-stop shop for everything related to high school baseball across California. Each week we will be releasing our Power 25, Players of the Week, Diamond Notes, Podcasts and much more.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today.

High School: American Canyon Wolves
Head Coach: Matt Brown
CIF Section: CIF-NCS, Division 2
Conference League: Vine Valley Athletic League
2023 Record: 13-14
Team X Handle: @achs_baseball

Team Strengths: Very strong defense, good team speed
No. of Returning Starters: 7
No. of Returning Pitchers: 4
Areas of Improvement: Starting pitching



+ ‘24 1B Kamari Antoncich - 6’0 210 lbs.
+ ‘24 LHP/1B Spencer Watson - 6'4 195 lbs.


+ ‘25 INF/RHP Mason Harris - 6'0 180 lbs.
+ ‘25 SS/3B Dylan Brown - 5'11 160 lbs.
+ ‘25 RHP/1B Kaden Roberts - 6'3 180 lbs.


Class of 2026

+ ‘26 RHP/INF Royce Hall - 5'9 140 lbs.


After finishing last season strong, the Wolves are looking to build off of that early in the 2024 season. Seniors ‘24 Kamari Antoncich and ‘24 Spencer Watson are expected to be team leaders for the Wolves. Coach Brown referred to Antoncich as “big, strong and athletic” and he may have cemented himself as the team's clean up hitter this season. As for Watson, Coach Brown said that he has been hard at work this offseason and he expects him to make some noise this year.

Reigning First-Team All-League member, ‘25 Mason Harris returns for the Wolves and he will provide steady offense, along with also seeing some time on the mound, too. Fellow junior, ‘25 Dylan Brown was a Second-Team All-League honoree last year and he will be expected to man up-the-middle responsibilities this season. Rounding out the crop of juniors is ‘25 Kaden Roberts who is expected to be in the Wolves’ starting rotation, maybe even their No. 1. One underclassmen to note on this team is ‘26 Royce Lewis, who Coach Brown called a “very competitive and experienced player” from whom they will be “looking for big things from.”

Coach Matt Brown’s Expectations: “After starting last year's season 3-9, we then went 10-5. We lost just 2 seniors and expect to pick up where we left off!”