Preseason Countdown No. 31 Longmont



By PBR Staff

Leading up to the start of the high school season, we will count down the Top 50 preseason teams every day as part of our comprehensive season coverage. The Top 50 teams are picked from all classifications, and are not divided up by class level. To see the entire list click here   

Team: Longmont
Preseason Rank: 31
2016 Record: 15-8
Conference: 4A Northern
CHSAA Class: 4A
Head Coach: Tom Fobes
Playoff Run: Lost to Erie 20-16 in the 4A Final 8 Round
2016 Final Rank: 29
Returning Starters: 4
Returning Pitchers: 3

TOP PLAYERS:
Dagin Renck, LHP, No. 31 2017
Noah Befus, OF, 2018
Austin Hassler, 2B, 2018
Matt Zamudio, 3B/2B, 2018

OTHER PLAYERS WHO CAN MAKE AN IMPACT
Avery Peterson, SS 2018

KEY PLAYERS LOST:
Cooper Rothe
Mason Peterson
Kavan Andrew


STAT RAT: The Trojans can score runs, they averaged 7.7 runs a game in 2016

BOTTOM LINE: The Trojans have made the 4A Final 8 two of the last three years including a run to the Final Four in 2014, losing to eventual Champion Green Mountain. The 2017 Trojans have a nice mix of players coming back and will be led offensively by, Noah Befus, .368 avg. with 21 RBI, Austin Hassler, .437 with 4 homeruns and Matt Zamudio, .308 with 20 hits.  No. 31 2017 Dagin Renck will be the ace of the staff, he is coming off a 6-2 year with 74 K's.  Hassler and Befus also saw innings last year and will see their workload increase in 2017.  Looking at the experience on their roster of returning players, we expect Longmont to once again make some noise in May.