About Us

Hello Hillsborough County high school baseball fans, 

For a long time there was an old shout from the dugout to a hitter as they dusted themselves off, having slid into second after roping a double.

“You got your name in the paper,” the coach would yell.

Those days have steadily disappeared as the landscape of local sports coverage has changed. The focus of newspapers in our community has all but eliminated the daily coverage of our kid’s athletic pursuits.

At 813Preps.com we wonder: Do you miss it?

I hope your answer is, “yes.” We have spent the last four years (heading into our fifth coverage season in the Spring of 2021) trying to showcase, highlight and share a broad spectrum of stories from the ball fields of Hillsborough County. We hope if you are a returning reader you have enjoyed our work. And if you are new to our site, welcome. We hope that we capture your attention with the stories of these student-athletes and that you return to our site regularly.

I’ve spent more than two decades covering professional, college, and most importantly youth sports in the Tampa Bay area.

We hope to be your first stop for coverage of Hillsborough County’s high school baseball action. 813Preps.com believes that hard work deserves recognition and that youth sports are a passion for the whole family.

We are hopeful we can become your favorite source for journalistic coverage of Hillsborough County High School Baseball. And we promise to give you our best efforts, in support of yours.

Thank you for joining us at 813Preps.com. I look forward to bringing you stories about the youth of this community.

We are a small operation, so we can’t do this without you. We’d welcome content creators with a passion for any high school sport to join us. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Jarrett Guthrie, Editor

813Preps, LLC
4139 Quail Briar Drive
Valrico, FL 33596

Our Team

Jarrett Guthrie, Editor


Jarrett has covered college, professional and most importantly, youth sports in the Tampa Bay area for more than twenty years.

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Mike Camunas, Creative Director

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