Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

1. Riverside North (5-0) — The Huskies captured the Redlands Invitational title with a victory over Temescal Canyon at the Univ. of Redlands on Saturday. Senior P Jack Johnson (6-foot, 170 pounds) threw a six-hit shutout for the Huskies, defending CIF-Southern Section Division I champions.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: def. No. 7 Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon, 3-0, in title game at Redlands Invitational on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Thousand Oaks at UC Riverside on WEDNESDAY.

2. Redlands (4-1) — The Terriers’ pitching staff was pounded by Canyon Springs on Saturday, allowing doube-digit hits for the first time this season. Senior INF Jared Granado (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) had two hits — both doubles — in the loss.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: lost, 5-4, to MoVal Canyon Springs at the Redlands Invitational on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Cathedral City at UC Riverside on THURSDAY.

3. Redlands East Valley (4-1) — The Wildcats’ only loss is to top-ranked North, 4-2, in the semifinals of the Redlands Baseball Invitational. Senior INF Frank Alvarez (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run in the loss.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. Riverside La Sierra, 8-5, at Redlands Invitational on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Los Angeles Dorsey in a non-league game on WEDNESDAY.

4. Yucaipa (1-2) — After an impressive season-opener, the Thunderbirds have dropped their last two games at the San Gabriel Valley/Inland Empire Tournament. Senior OF Alec Morabito (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) had two hits — including a triple — in a loss to Covina South Hills on Saturday.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: lost, 4-3, to Covina South Hills at SGV/IE Tournament on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. TBA at SGV/IE Tournament on WEDNESDAY.

5. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (2-0) — The Eagles produced more than 100-percent more offense in their second game than they had in their first, a 1-0 victory over Chaffey to open the season. Junior OF Daniel Chavarria (6-foot, 180 pounds) went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and four RBI in the victory over Fontana on Friday.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Fontana, 11-8, at Chino HS Tournament Friday, March 3.
NEXT GAME: vs. No. 8 Riverside King at Chino HS Tournament TODAY.

6. Vista Murrieta (1-3) — The Broncos, the reigning Southweestern League champs, have lost three consecutive since winning their season-opener. Junior 1B/P Steven Garrett (6-foot-1, 205 pounds) went 1 for 3 with an RBI, but also allowed three earned runs on two hits and three HBP in a loss to Santa Margarita on Friday.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: lost, 6-2, to Santa Margarita at Anaheim Loara HS Tournament on Friday, March 2.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Lakewood Artestia at Anaheim Loara HS Tournament on TUESDAY.

7. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (4-1) — The Titans, the reigning Sunbelt League champions, are off to a terrific start in 2012. Well, aside from a shutout loss to No. 1 North in the championship of the Redlands Baseball Invitational on Saturday. We’re willing to look past that for now.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: lost, 3-0, to No. 1 Riverside North in title game at Redlands Invitational on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: at Perris in a Sunbelt League game on Friday, March 16.

8. Riverside King (3-3) — The Wolves have bounced back from an 0-and-3 start to win their last three games and stay afloat in this week’s Top 10. To wit: Coach Ken Scott’s team has outscored its last three opponents 26-5, so maybe the these bats do have a little life.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: def. Beaumont, 1-0, at Redlands Tournament on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. No. 5 Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda at Chino HS Tournament TODAY.

9. Woodcrest Christian (2-0) — The Royals have begun 2012 on solid terms, defeating Heritage 5-4 in their season opener before taking a convincing victory from San Bernardino on Saturday. Senior SS Parker Strebel (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) went 2 for 3 with a home run and four RBI in the win over Berdoo.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino, 6-0, at Chino HS Tournament on Saturday, March 3.
NEXT PITCH: vs. No. 10 Riverside Poly at Chino HS Tournament TODAY.

10. Riverside Poly (1-0) — The Bears exercised some pent-up frustrations against Kaiser in their season-opener, scoring two in the first inning before slamming home seven in fifth to put out the Cats for the night.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: def. Fontana Kaiser, 9-2, at Chino HS Tournament on Friday, March 2.
NEXT PITCH: vs. No. 9 Woodcrest Christian at Chino HS Tournament TODAY.

DROPPED OUT: Hesperia Oak Hills (2-4).

JUST MISSED: Elsinore (3-0), MoVal Canyon Springs (3-2), Temecula Valley (1-0).

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