FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area 2Bs

PREP BASEBALL SECOND BASEMEN 2012 1. Nate Van Bruggen, Murrieta Calvary Chapel — The 5-foot-9, 170-pound junior second baseman is simply slugging, and is currently riding a seven-game hit streak and a six-game RBI streak. He leads all CIF-Southern Section 2Bs with two HRs, and he went 3 for 3 with a double, a triple … Continue reading

Player Of The Year: E.J. Twyman

E.J. Twyman is making it look easy. Which, obviously, is just as impressive as leading his Elsinore Tigers into the 2012 CIF-State playoffs. Twyman was the best point guard in the Inland Area, and averaged 26.9 points per game for Elsinore, a CIF-Southern Section Division 2A semifinalist, and a CIF-State Division 2 semifinalist. He’s also … Continue reading

’11-’12 All-Inland Area Basketball Team

FIRST TEAM PG: E.J. Twyman, Sr., Elsinore SG: Lawrence Chamberlain, Sr., Elsinore SF: Darius Butler, Sr., Murrieta Valley PF: Aaron Peck, Sr., Riverside North C: Grant Jerrett, Sr., La Verne Lutheran SECOND TEAM PG: Marvelle Harris, Sr., Rialto Eisenhower SG: Jordan Grace, Sr., MoVal Rancho Verde SF: Sheldon Blackwell, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda PF: Dorian Butler, Sr., … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

1. Riverside North (11-0) — The scorelines are getting tighter but the Huskies remain unbeaten. They withstood a three-hit barrage from Riverside Poly’s R.J. Ybarra to beat the Bears, 8-6 on 3/21, and got out of a seventh-inning jam to win at Roosevelt on 3/23. LAST RANKED: No. 1. LAST GAME: def. Eastvale Roosevelt, 4-3, … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area 1Bs

PREP BASEBALL FIRST BASEMEN 2012 1. Brian Ruhm, Redlands — Among the most effective offensive players in the Inland Area, this 6-foot-1, 180-pound senior can play a number of positions but has settled at 1B for the Terriers (11-1 overall), the No. 2 team in the Inland Area. Ruhm is hitting .568 (21 for 37) with seven XBHs and 22 RBI … Continue reading