Prep Baseball Report


Caleb Michael Dameron
Prep Baseball 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: Loveland
Head Coach: Darryl Baca (2 years)
Classification: 5A
League: Front Range
2023 Record: 14-10

Top Seniors:
Jackson Niederwerder, SS/P (Kirkwood CC): 23.2 IP, 30 Ks, .386 BA, 2 HR, 1.145 OPS in ‘23
Hudson Klaas, P
Blake Seaser, UTIL
Josh Stegner, INF
Grant Wing, OF/P: 14 IP, 14 Ks, 1.50 ERA in ‘23
Jess Smith, C
Connor Griess, P

Top Juniors:
Alex Martin, 3B/P
Karter Butler, CF
Wes Bockelmann, C/OF
Will Dunbar, INF
Aiden Roberts, 1B/P


The Loveland Red Wolves come from the always tough Front Range league where they are hoping to be able to crack the top 32 teams in 5A again for playoff contention. Senior Jackson Niederwerder has been seen up to 92 mph lately and will surely be a tough arm to beat for any team this spring. Jackson also comes with plenty of upside in his bat, and could be a complete carrier for this squad. Senior Grant Wing could also be pivotal on the mound for Loveland this year. Loveland did lose a plethora of seniors after last spring, but they still have some high-level pieces that could help them be successful in 2024. 

Find more information on the 2024 Loveland program below:

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