Winter and wind don’t seem to want to go away, but that’s Colorado high school baseball weather for you. Hopefully, the temperature will heat up outside and on the baseball diamond around the state in Class 3A, 2A and 1A this week. Here’s a sample of a standout player and some games to watch for on the upcoming schedule.

Player Props: Harrison has been dominant in some sports over the years, but baseball has never been one of them. Maybe that will change in 2024. The Panthers are 5-0 on the young season and have been led offensively by Santiago Martinez. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder is 8-for-17 (.615) at the plate with three RBIs and seven runs scored. He was 3-for-6 in a doubleheader sweep of Woodland Park (9-8 and 14-0) on April 1.

Martinez has showed marked improvement as last year while playing on the varsity he only collected four hits and four RBIs on the season. Martinez and his mates will try and keep things rolling when they host Pueblo Centennial (2-5) at 4 p.m., Friday and visit Evangel Christian Academy at 11 a.m., Saturday.

Class 3A

Forge Christian (4-1) at Resurrection Christian (8-0), 4 p.m., Thursday

This is a battle between two of the top teams in the 3A ranks.

Forge Christian started the season 4-0, before suffering a 12-8 loss to Lutheran March 28. FC will try and regroup when it faces a talented Resurrection Christian squad. The Fury is paced by junior Hunter Hall, who is batting .600, and pitcher/catcher Garren Gechter (.533). The senior Gechter has eight hits in 15 plate appearances. Resurrection Christian counters with Brayden MacAlmon, who leads the team with a .542 batting average, followed by Bennett Ruby (.538). RC, which has blanked three opponents this season, is fresh off a 12-7 eight-inning win over Jefferson Academy on March 29.

Class 2A

Limon (8-0) at Holyoke (4-2), 3 p.m., Friday

Limon is Limon. The Badgers, who won the Class 2A state boys basketball championship in March, are right in the hunt as one of the best baseball teams this spring. Limon, which lost in the state baseball finals to Denver Christian a year ago, is coming off a 14-0 trouncing of Burlington Tuesday and will now take aim at Holyoke. Limon’s stars are Jordan Bandy, Keon Bandy, and Jordan Rockwell just to name a few. Holyoke is coming off a turnaround season in 2023 that saw the Dragons in the mix for an unlikely state title. The Dragons are coming off a 12-10 defeat to a stout Akron squad on March 30. Holyoke’s Wyatt Sprague is off to a sizzling start, posting a .667 batting average. The senior has 12 hits and 12 RBIs. A year ago, Limon ended Holyoke’s season with an 11-4 victory over the Dragons in the state tournament at Pueblo’s Runyon Field Sports Complex.

Class 1A

Simla (2-4) at Flatirons Academy (3-2), 11 a.m., Saturday

It seems like Simla never has a losing record in any sport, but that is the case for the Cubs right now as they head into this doubleheader against Flatirons. The Cubs, after starting the season on a four-game losing streak, bounced back with two wins in a row over Buena Vista (4-3) and Cheyenne Wells (11-0). The Cubs will try and keep things rolling against a talented FA team. Flatirons beat Dayspring Christian Academy 9-6 on Tuesday, and visits Rocky Mountain Lutheran Thursday at 4 p.m., before meeting up with Simla. Senior Carson Gabbert (.556) and freshman Caleb Doughty (.500) are leading the way for the Bison.