Desert Valley Mountain Lions

This page is dedicated to the Desert Valley Mountain Lions independent professional baseball team.  The team played only one season, primarily as a travel team (road team), in 2010 during the last year of the Continental Baseball League.


This is the roster for the Desert Valley Mountain Lions from the snapshot of the old website:

# First Last Name Position
1 Isaac Hernadez P, IF
3 Joshua Brunsmann IF
4 Drew Boyd OF
5 John Horan C
6 James Decesare UT
8 Corace Lee C, OF
9 Bryan Ruiz P, UT
11 Hector Zorrilla SS
12 Chris Paterson P, UT
13 Gilbert Silva P
14 Aaron Lilly OF
15 Andrew Martirado IF
16 Barron Renzi P
18 Derek Snider P
19 Kieran Bradford C
20 JonathonMeans P
21 Jake Bruns OF
22 Kyle Minor P
24 Mario Ramirez 1B, DH
25 William Cruz OF
26 Jose Jaramillo 1B
27 Chad Coldstock P
28 Michael Olsen OF
30 Sean Repay P

News From The Old Website

There were a few news articles which we were able to capture from the 2010 version of the website.  Here are the articles which we were able to obtain:

From Mountain Lions to Diablos
Posted by Kyle on July 12, 2010 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (1)

At the beginning of July one of the Mountain Lions was signed by the El Paso Diablos of the American Association League. Barry Fowler from the Mountain Lions pitched in four games posted an era of 2.00, with a total of 14 innings pitched, with 8 strikeouts. Barry was a great part of the Mountain Lions staff came in clutch situations and helped our team win ball games. The Mountain Lions wish Barry Fowler the best of luck at the next level and everything that he pursues.

Mountain Lions Make All-Stars
Posted by Kyle on June 29, 2010 at 8:43 PM Comments comments (0)

The Desert Valley Mountain Lions are proud to announce that they will have 11 players attending the All-Star game and events on July 6th. The team will be combined with Big Bend Cowboys while the opposing team will consist of Las Cruses Vaqueros and the Coastal Kingfish. There will be a Home Run derby and a Pitching contest prior the All-Star game. The pitchers from the Desert Valley Mountain Lions consist of Chris Paterson, Barron Renzi, Derek Snyder, Drew Phillips, and Chad Colestock. The position players that made the team are Micheal Olsen, James Deceasare, John Horan, Issac Hernadez, Jake Bruns, and the alternate for the team is Jeff Hansen. Congrats to all the players that made the All-Star team. Come out and support these players for all the hard work and if your not able to attend the game tune into the webcast on the Big Bend Cowboys website.

Mountain Lion of the Week
Posted by Kyle on June 9, 2010 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (3)

This week the Mountain Lion of the week is Drew Boyd. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a walk. He got the player of the week by playing great defense and he got the winning double to give the Lions a final score of 6 to 4 against the Big Bend Cowboys. With this win it puts the Lions with a 5-9 record for the season. This also help gave Derek Snyder his second win of the year. Next week we will be in Las Cruses, New Mexico for the weekend series.

Pitching Acquisition for the Mountain Lions
Posted by Kyle on June 1, 2010 at 11:39 PM Comments comments (3)

The Desert Valley Mountain Lions acquired RHP Barron Renzi on Saturday May 29, 2010 as a Free Agent. Renzi spent his 2010 Spring Training with the St. George Roadrunners of the Golden Baseball League and made his first professional debut on Sunday May 30, 2010 against the Coastal Kingfish. Barron went 6 innings allowing 1 Earned Run with 5 K’s, giving him the no decision in Sunday’s loss to the Kingfish 5-4. With this caliber of performance, the Mountain Lions look forward to this young right-handers future with the organization.

Week 3 Player of the Series
Posted by Kyle on June 1, 2010 at 11:37 PM Comments comments (0)

John Horan went 8 for 13 against the Coastal Kingfish with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homeruns, a total of 9 RBI’s, 4 BB, and hit .458. Horan hit a walk-off homerun in Game 1 on Sunday May 30, 2010 for the win 6-4.


Here is one article about the team before the season started:

Here is a possible list of all players (not verified) on the 2010 Mountain Lions team:

Article about what could have been have been a 2011 home in Utah for the Mountain Lions:

Article which shows the Mountain Lions cap and uniforms after the team folded:

Image from Pecos League website of James Kono wearing a Desert Valley Mountain Lions uniform:

Final scores of all Desert Valley Mountain Lions games (including opponents) from

Roster for the 2010 Desert Valley Mountain Lions: article about former Mountain Lions pitcher and (at the time) 34 year-old rookie, Barry Fowler:

Here is a brief article about Lions’ pitcher James DeCesare:

Article about Sean Repay as the pitching coach for the Florence Freedom, mentioning the Desert Valley Mountain Lions:


Article mentioning the Desert Valley Mountain Lions and the then-named West Texas Roadhogs (later on to be changed to the Coastal Kingfish) being operated by the New York State League – which then was altered a few weeks before the 2010 (final CBL) season started:

Article about Jerome Dunning signing with the Mountain Lions:

Chris Paterson’s blog from 2010 about his time with the Mountain Lions:

Mention of Drew Boyd making the 2010 CBL All-Star game:

A March 2010 article which came out from Fort Wayne Indiana with an initial schedule for the Mountain Lions, with many games facing “West Texas” (which would have been the West Texas Road Hogs that, ultimately, became the returning Coastal Kingfish):


Here is an article from the Sioux Falls Canaries website after the team hired former Mountain Lions’ manager Chris Paterson:



Here are some images found from the 2011 version of the website:


We found a YouTube video on one of the Mountain Lions’ players here:


Video from former Mountain Lions pitcher Barry Fowler, talking about the Mountain Lions starting around the 6:15 mark: