Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

1. Redlands (19-2) — The Terriers had their 14-game winning streak snapped in Game 1 of a two-game series vs. No. 3 Redlands East Valley last week. Senior P Matt Johnston (6-foot, 170 pounds) and senior P Kavan Pardo (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) combined to allow five earned runs on 11 hits in the 6-2 loss on 4/18, then the Terriers overcame a 3-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the 6th inning on 4/20.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: def. No. 3 Redlands East Valley, 4-3, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 20.
NEXT PITCH: at No. 9 Yucaipa in a Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

2. Riverside North (18-3) — It’s a good thing the Huskies are scoring lots of runs (27 in their last three games) because they’re allowing quite a number as well (19 over that same span). Senior 1B Gabriel Clark (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) continues to pound the ball, going 3 for 4 with a double and a home run vs. Valley View tonight.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. Moreno Valley Valley View, 10-5, in the Corona Centennial HS Tournament on Monday, April 23.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Corona Centennial in a Big VIII League games on WEDNESDAY.

3. Redlands East Valley (13-6) — The Wildcats split their two-game league series with No. 1 Redlands last week, effectively holding ground in the raucous CBL. Senior INF/OF Justin Jacome (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) had a two-run triple in a 6-2 win over the cross-town Terriers on 4/18.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: lost, 4-3, to No. 1 Redlands in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 20.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Rialto Eisenhower in a Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

4. La Verne Bonita (20-1) — The Bearcats’ winning streak stands at an Inland Area-high 16 consecutive games. Senior C Tyler Heslop (6-foot, 195 pounds) had four hits — including two doubles — and four RBI in a 15-6 win over Hacienda Heights Rowland on 4/18.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. Palm Desert, 3-1, in Corona Centennial HS Tournament on Saturday, April 21.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Thousand Oaks in Corona Centennial HS Tournament on TUESDAY.

5. Woodcrest Christian (14-3) — The Royals lost to Redlands Arrowhead Christian for the first time in school history; a loss even more deflating because it was their first at home this season. Senior P/C John Davis (5-foot-8, 160 pounds) leads the team in each of the offensive Triple Crown categories (.556 BA, four HR, 24 RBI).
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: lost, 9-6, to Redlands Arrowhead Christian in an Ambassador League games on Thursday, April 19.
NEXT PITCH: at Ontario Christian in an Ambassador League game on TUESDAY.

6. Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma (14-4) — The Braves split a two-game series with Glendora last week, losing 5-4 on the road on 4/17 before winning 7-3 at home on 4/19. Senior RHP Nolan Sheridan (6-foot-2, 180 pounds) struck out 10 in the victory.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Beaumont, 7-1, in the Corona Centennial HS Tournament on Saturday, April 21.
NEXT PITCH: at Rancho Cucamonga Los Osos in a Baseline League game on TUESDAY.

7. Temecula Great Oak (15-6) — The Wolfpack have lost two of their last three games; their only win, 8-4, in the first game of a non-league doubleheader with San Clemente on 4/21. Senior 1B Clint Perez went 4 for 4 with two doubles and three RBI in the game.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: lost, 2-1, to San Clemente in the second game of a non-league doubleheader on Saturday, April 21.
NEXT PITCH: at Vista Murrieta in Southwestern League game on TUESDAY.

8. Elsinore (13-5) — The Tigers split a two-game series with Temescal Canyon last week, winning 5-1 on the road on 4/18 before losing 3-2 at home on 4/20. With just seven games to play in the regular season can Coach Chris Jones’ team hang on to win the Sunbelt League and clinch a top playoff seeding?
LAST RANKED: No. 7.
LAST GAME: lost, 3-2, to Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon in a Sunbelt League game on Friday, April 20.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Perris in a Sunbelt League game on WEDNESDAY.

9. Yucaipa (13-8) — The Thunderbirds swept away Fontana in a two-game league series, but now face No. 1 Redlands in two games this week that will likely determine the Citrus Belt League champion. Senior INF/P Tyler Sapp (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) leads the team with 24 hits and 20 RBI.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: lost, 8-3 and 3-2, to Palm Springs in a non-league doubleheader on Saturday, April 14.
NEXT PITCH: at Fontana in Citrus Belt League game on WEDNESDAY.

10. Jurupa Valley (15-2) — The Jaguars continue to hunt on the fringes and remain in the Top 10 for another week. Senior INF/OF Hector Lujan (6-foot-2, 232 pounds) hit his first HR of the season in a 10-2 win over Bloomington on 4/18.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Patriot, 8-4, in a Sunkist League game on Friday, April 20.
NEXT GAME: vs. Riverside Norte Vista in a Sunkist League game on WEDNESDAY.

JUST MISSED: Apple Valley Granite Hills (16-3), Ontario Colony (15-6), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (14-6).

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