Prep Baseball Report


Caleb 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: Lutheran
Head Coach: Scott Hormann (3 years)
Classification: 4A
League: Pikes Peak
2023 Record: 17-11-1

Top Seniors:
Asher Clark, RHP (Sacramento State): 43 IP, 37 Ks in ‘23
Andrew McNear, CF/RHP (Eastern Arizona JC): .390 BA, 5 HR, 1.322 OPS, 10 SBs, 7.1 IP, 9 Ks, 2.86 ERA in ‘23
Eli Morgan, RF/RHP (Azusa Pacific): .453 BA, 11 HR, 1.569 OPS, 13 SBs, 43.1 IP, 61 Ks, 3.39 ERA in ‘23
Jett Maisano, 1B (South Mountain): .368 BA, 3 HR, 1.191 OPS in ‘23
Wade Thewes, 3B/RHP (Wittenberg): .277 BA, 1 HR, 4.1 IP, 7 Ks in ‘23
Jake Field, RHP: 22.1 IP, 15 Ks, 3.45 ERA in ‘23
Christian Klehr, LHP
Jackson Sundermeyer, RHP (Hesston): 11.2 IP, 12 Ks in ‘23
Ethan Cates, C/OF: .286 BA in ‘23
Levi Dwinell, C/IF (Tabor)
Andrew Franc, C/DH (Waldorf)
Konner Nelson, SS: 4.1 IP, 4 Ks, 0.00 ERA in ‘23
Carter Stork, 2B

Top Juniors:
Jack Wesolowski, OF
Ian Stephenitch, RHP
Jack Poe, RHP
Ryan McDougal, RHP/UT
Payden Joyce, LHP

Impact Underclassmen:
James Chumrau, IF/RHP (2026)
Cade Petersen, RHP (2026)


The Lutheran Lions have a stout squad heading into the 2024 season. Coach Hormann should have plenty of impact arms available at his disposal, and there are also some extremely tough outs in this lineup with guys like Andrew McNear, Eli Morgan, and Jett Maisano returning as committed seniors. There are plenty of other seniors around these guys who should have an impact on the season as well, while younger prospects like Cade Petersen and Ian Stephenitch could have their turn at varsity action this spring. If this team gains momentum early, then they could be one of the toughest 4A programs to knock off in the state.