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: Mountain Vista
Head Coach: Ron Quintana (14 years)
Classification: 5A
League: Continental
2023 Record: 18-10

Top Seniors:
Grant Shepardson, RHP (San Francisco): 56.1 IP, 72 Ks, 2.98 ERA in ‘23
Will Niles, RHP (School of Mines): 53.2 IP, 60 Ks, 1.17 ERA in ‘23
Austin Graber, RHP (Sewanee): 9.2 IP, 13 Ks
Caleb Giampetro, OF: .293 BA, 15 SBs in ‘23
Andrew Beffel, INF (St. Scholastica)
Austin Leonard, INF

Top Juniors:
Spike Magill, C (Indiana State): .289 BA in ‘23
Chase Ruden, RHP: 30.2 IP, 33 Ks, 4.11 ERA in ‘23
Elam Parisis, OF

Impact Underclassmen:
Alex King, INF/RHP (2026)
Johnny Brewer, INF (2026)
Jackson Crawford, OF (2027)


Coach Quintana has a stout pitching staff returning for 2024, along with some capable bats. The Mountain Vista rotation not only has some high-powered arms at the top, but they have plenty of depth to keep rolling out tough pitchers against their opponents. Grant Shepardson, Chase Ruden, and Will Niles have the ability to beat almost any team in the state while they will be pitching to a reliable backstop in Spike Magill who is already committed to playing Division I baseball. The road is always extremely tough for 5A Colorado squads, but Mountain Vista has an intriguing roster this spring.

Find more information on the 2024 Mountain Vista program below:

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