The Mountain Lions have finished second in the Southwest League the last two seasons, and while they may not be able to challenge Bishop Gorman for the league title, they should be able to vie for a home playoff spot again.
The Rams have rebuilt their program the past two seasons.
After three consecutive Sunrise Region runner-up finishes, the Wolves slipped to three wins last season.
The Pirates have finished second in the Sunrise the last two seasons, and will look to make a run for the top spot this season.
The Mustangs are coming off a second consecutive frustrating season that included five victories but no postseason berth.
The Trailblazers bring back just three lettermen.
The Panthers have a new coach, but plenty of returnees from the team that won last year’s Northwest League crown.
The Sundevils advanced to the Sunrise Region title game last year, but have some holes to fill.
New head coach Jorge De La Hoya expects his team to be able to compete this season.
Eight starters return for the Grizzlies, who are aiming for a top-four finish in the Desert League.