* Carroll finished second in the City League but had a rare no-show at the Class 5A tournament. The Golden Eagles' top returner is Zach Nielsen, who batted .436 with five home runs. Zach Stucky and Tucker Chadd will also be key components.
* East is anchored by the left side of its infield, senior SS Aaron Malone and sophomore 3B Doug Jenkins. Junior DH Daniel Silva also returns.
* The centerpiece of Heights' lineup is senior 1B Dylan Fensky. The Falcons also feature seniors Brent Baker, Justin Akin and Nate Welch.
* Kapaun Mount Carmel lost several key players to graduation, but the Crusaders return senior second baseman Chris Hayes and junior OF Michael Reynolds.
* North was hit hard by player defections to other schools. The only returner with experience is senior P-3B Colin Donner.
* The cornerstone for South is senior catcher Casey Lassley. His brother, Cody, plays at Wichita State.
* Southeast is a senior-laden group led by Hunter Bennett, Brian Beckman and Chase Pruitt. Sophomores Tevin Parks and Brett Bluma will start at SS and in the outfield.
* West is led by seniors Xavier Kelby and Fabian Perez. The top pitcher for the Pioneers is sophomre Dexter McCoy.