Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

1. Riverside North (25-5) — The Huskies opened defense of their CIF title with a decisive First Round victory over Huntington Beach Edison on 5/18. UC Riverside-bound senior OF/P Jack Johnson (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) homered in the victory.
LAST RANKED: No. 1.
LAST GAME: def. Huntington Beach Edison, 11-2, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 First Round game on Friday, May 18.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Saugus in a CIF-SS Division 1 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

2. Redlands (24-5) — The Terriers beat up on Bellflower, 12-3, in a Wild Card Round game on 5/15, and scored three runs in the sixth inning to beat San Luis Obispo in a First Round game on 5/17. Senior P Kavan Pardo (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) scattered just five hits and struck out three vs. SLO.
LAST RANKED: No. 2.
LAST GAME: def. San Luis Obispo, 3-2, in a CIF-SS Division 2 First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Mission Viejo Trabuco Hills in CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

3. La Verne Bonita (27-2) — The Bearcats, the CIF-SS Division 3’s top seed, scored a season-high 18 runs in a First Round-pounding of San Bernardino San Gorgonio on 5/18. Senior INF/OF Thomas Castro (5-foot-8, 160 pounds) went 3 for 4 with four RBI in the win.
LAST RANKED: No. 4.
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino San Gorgonio, 18-1, in a CIF-SS Division 3 First Round game on Friday, May 18.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Garden Grove in CIF-Southern Section Division 3 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

4. Woodcrest Christian (21-3) — The Royals throttled Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World in a First Round game on 5/18. Senior P/C John Davis (5-foot-8, 175 pounds) threw a no-hitter, further establishing his resume as a serious Player Of the Year candidate.
LAST RANKED: No. 5.
LAST GAME: def. Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World, 11-0, in a CIF-SS Division 5 First Round game on Friday, May 18.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Cerritos Valley Christian in a CIF-Southern Section Division 5 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

5. Redlands East Valley (19-8) — The Wildcats fall after losing to that other La Verne baseball power, Damien, in a First Round game. The top of Coach Jim Cordes’ lineup went a combined 0-for-7 in the loss.
LAST RANKED: No. 3.
LAST GAME: lost, 6-5, to No. 3 La Verne Damien in a CIF-SS Division 2 First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT PITCH: Season complete.

6. Elsinore (21-5) — The Tigers scored two runs in the fifth inning and one more in the sixth to come from behind and beat Hawthorne in a First Round game on 5/18. Senior Brandon Smith (5-foot-10, 160 pounds) and Garrett Weathers (6-foot, 165) each had two hits in the victory.
LAST RANKED: No. 6.
LAST GAME: def. Hawthorne, 5-3, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 First Round game on Friday, May 18.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Cerritos Gahr in CIF-Southern Section Division 3 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

7. Jurupa Valley (22-2) — The Jaguars beat up on Anaheim on 5/17 to up their Inland Area-leading winning streak to 19 games. Senior P Hector Lujan (6-foot-3, 232 pounds) pitched six shutout innings, striking out six to earn his ninth win of the season.
LAST RANKED: No. 8.
LAST GAME: def. Anaheim, 8-0, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT GAME: at La Habra in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

8. Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma (19-7) — The Braves were rude First Round hosts, pummeling visiting Santa Barbara on 5/17. Senior INF Chad Keenan (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) went 4 for 4 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs in the win.
LAST RANKED: No. 9.
LAST GAME: def. Santa Barbara, 15-3, in a CIF-Southern Section Division First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT PITCH: at Garden Grove Pacifica in CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

9. Apple Valley Granite Hills (21-5) — The Cougars pounded out 16 hits in beating down Century in a First Round game on 5/17. Senior SS Cory Brooks (5-foot-9, 165 pounds) went 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI in the win.
LAST RANKED: No. 10.
LAST GAME: def. Santa Ana Century, 14-5, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT PITCH: vs. Santa Ana Calvary Chapel at Vanguard University in CIF-Southern Section Division 4 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

10. Moreno Valley Canyon Springs (20-7) — The Cougars, Inland Valley League champs, broke a 4-4 tie with one run in the fith and four more in the sixth to beat San Juan Capistrano San Juan Hills in a First Round game on 5/17.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked.
LAST GAME: def. San Juan Capistrano San Juan Hills, 9-5, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 First Round game on Thursday, May 17.
NEXT PITCH: vs. West Covina South Hills in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 Second Round game on TUESDAY.

DROPPED OUT: Yucaipa (18-10).

JUST MISSED: Temecula Valley (19-6), Vista Murrieta (18-9), Colton (18-10).

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