Prep Baseball Report


Caleb Dameron
PBR Colorado Staff

The Colorado high school baseball season kicks off on March 7, opening day for regular season action under CHSAA regulations. Leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2024 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, counting down through the official Prep Baseball Colorado Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a preseason questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

Our 2024 preseason coverage continues today:

High School: Delta
Head Coach: Steve Reiher (18 years)
Classification: 3A
League: Western Slope
2023 Record: 22-7

Top Seniors: 
Rylan Bynum, IF/OF/P: .449 BA, 2 HR, 1.175 OPS in ‘23
Landan Clay, IF/P: .477 BA, 1.185 OPS, 13 SB in ‘23
Eban Ficklin, DH: .385 BA, 6 HR, 1.245 OPS in ‘23
Brett Lahoe, OF/P
Jesse Delgado, IF/P: .312 BA, .806 OPS in ‘23
Logan Clay, C/OF
Lance Porter, IF/P
Clayton Cryer, C/OF: .333 BA in ‘23

Top Juniors: 
Ty Reed, OF/P: .457 BA, 3 HR, 1.176 OPS, 8 SB, 40 IP, 47 Ks, 4.20 ERA in ‘23
Ripp Lockhart, IF/P
Joe Black, OF/P: .429 BA, 1 HR, 1.286 OPS in ‘23

Impact Underclassmen: 
Landon Kennell, P/UTIL (2026): .418 BA, 1 HR, 1.106 OPS, 57.2 IP, 12 BB, 92 Ks, 1.21 ERA in ‘23


The Delta Panthers had a strong run in 2023, and should have the personnel to do something similar this spring. As a freshman last season, Landon Kennell helped carry this team thanks to allowing just a 1.21 ERA across 57.2 innings with only 12 walks and 92 strikeouts. Kennell has a chance to shut down just about any 3A team thanks to his spin and pitch-ability while still developing at a very young age. This offense should have no problem scoring runs as well thanks to having back 8 hitters that each hit well over .300 last year. Coach Reiher loves his team’s hitting and pitching coming into 2024 and believes if they just shore up some things defensively, then they could be a very tough out late in the season. 


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