Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

1. Redlands (14-1) — The Terriers jump into the top spot in this week’s Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10 after wins over No. 3 Redlands East Valley on 3/28 and No. 4 Yucaipa on 3/31 to stay unbeaten in the Citrus Belt League. Junior OF Anthony Aguila (5-foot-10, 170 pounds) went 2 for 2 with two doubles and two RBI in the win over Yucaipa.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. No. _ Yucaipa, 11-5, in a Citrus Belt League game on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT PITCH: at Rialto Eisenhower in a Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

2. Riverside North (11-2) — The Huskies played two and lost two at the prestigious Anaheim HS Lions Tournament on 3/31. Senior P Jack Johnson (6-foot, 170 pounds) was the tough-luck loser in a 3-2 loss to Aliso Niguel in the first game, while senior P Raimond Garcia (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) took the loss in the second game.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: lost, 7-6, to San Juan Capistrano JSerra Catholic at Anaheim HS Lions Tournament on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Rancho Santa Margarita Tesoro at Anaheim HS Lions Tournament TODAY.

3. Redlands East Valley (9-5) — The Wildcats were nipped, 5-4, by No. 1 Redlands on 3/28, then took out their frustrations upon Rialto Eisenhower on 3/30. Senior SS Frank Alvarez (6-foot, 175 pounds) had went 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and four RBI in the win over Ike.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: def. Rialto Eisenhower, 15-1, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, March 20.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Fontana in a Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

4. La Verne Bonita (12-1) — The Bearcats have won eight consecutive games since losing to West Covina South Hills on 3/10. Senior P Justin Garza (5-foot-10, 165 pounds) has posted a 0.40 ERA with 36 Ks in 35 IP thus far for Coach John Knott.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. Pasadena La Salle, 3-1, at Arcadia HS Apache Invitational on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT PITCH: vs. San Dimas at Arcadia HS Apache Invitational TODAY.

5. Woodcrest Christian (10-1) — The Royals have won six consecutive games since losing to No. _ Chino on 3/9. Senior P Andrew Guzman (5-foot-11, 155 pounds) was razor-sharp in a win over Ontario Christian on 3/29, allowing just one run on three hits in a complete-game victory.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. Ontario Christian, 3-1, in an Ambassador League games on Thursday, March 29.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Murrieta Calvary Chapel in an Ambassador League game on TUESDAY.

6. Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma (9-2) — The Braves jump into the Top 10 following Baseline League impressive victories over Etiwanda and Upland. Junior C Garrett Dean (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) is batting better than .600 through more than 30 ABs this season for Coach Tim Burton.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. Upland, 6-1, in a Baseline League game on Thursday, March 29.
NEXT PITCH: at Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos on TUESDAY.

7. Yucaipa (8-5) — The Thunderbirds have been outscored 21-7 by No. 1 Redlands and No. 3 REV in one game each vs. their CBL rivals this season. Senior SS Greg Espinoza (5-foot-8, 160 pounds) had three hits — including a double — and scored twice in the loss to Redlands on 3/28.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: lost, 11-5, to No. 1 Redlands in a Citrus Belt League game on Thursday, March 28.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Fontana in Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

8. Elsinore (9-3) — The Tigers are the next in line to emerge from Southwestern Riverside County (Vista Murrieta, Temescal Canyon) and may be the best of the bunch. Senior 1B/C Matt Herring (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) had two hits and drove in three runs in a win over MoVal Rancho Verde on 3/31.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. MoVal Rancho Verde, 5-1, at Hemet Tahquitz HS Titan Classic on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Riverside Norte Vista at Hemet Tahquitz HS Titan Classic TODAY.

9. Chino (9-2) — The Cowboys shot out the lights in the saloon in a 10-2 win over Ontario Colony on 3/30, but results have not been reported for their game vs. Walnut on 3/31.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: vs. Walnut at Chino Tournament No. 2 on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT GAME: vs. Pomona Garey in a Mt. Baldy League game on TUESDAY.

10. Riverside Arlington (7-5) — What a difference a week makes. The Lions have now lost three consecutive games and are on the verge of dropping out of the Top 10.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: lost, 5-0, to Lakewood Mayfair at Corona Centennial HS Tournament on Saturday, March 31.
NEXT PITCH: at Corona Centennial in an Inland Valley League game on WEDNESDAY.

DROPPED OUT: Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (7-5), Vista Murrieta (6-6), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (9-5).

JUST MISSED: MoVal Canyon Springs (9-3), Upland (9-6), Riverside La Sierra (7-4).

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