POWER RANKINGS: California League

WEEK TEN 1. Bakersfield (39-27) — Blaze lead league by 4 games, split doubleheader vs. Ports on Tuesday 2. Lake Elsinore (35-31) — Storm tied w/ Quakes for lead in South, RP Kevin Quakenbush has 13 saves 3. Rancho Cucamonga (35-31) — Quakes riding an 8-2 stretch, including 3-2 loss to Lancaster on Tuesday 4. San Jose … Continue reading

Player Of The Year: John Davis

“Gutsy” isn’t strong enough a word. Maybe “Blood-and-gutsy.” Either way, Woodcrest Christian senior John Davis was an absolute gamer for the CIF-SS D5 champions this season, and for his efforts he is FOMB’s 2012 Inland Area Prep Baseball Player Of The Year. Davis, for those who may not know, pitched a four-hitter to defeat Lancaster Paraclete … Continue reading

’12 All-Inland Area Baseball Team

FIRST TEAM C: Christian Fillingame, Hesperia Oak Hills (pictured) 1B: Gabriel Clark, Riverside North 2B: Brian Ruhm, Redlands SS: Frank Alvarez, Redlands East Valley 3B: Daniel Robertson, Upland INF: Jeff Moberg, Vista Murrieta OF: Javon Evans, San Jacinto OF: Gabriel Ramirez-Valdivia, Beaumont OF: Justin Gheorghe, Riverside North OF: Zak Cavazos, Corona SP: John Davis, Woodcrest Christian … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area NCAA’ers

SUPER REGIONALS 2012 1. Brandon McMitt, Stony Brook — Selected to All-America East first team, McMitt (5-foot-9, 170 pounds) is from Chino Hills but matriculated from La Puente Bishop Amat HS. He went 8-2 with 2.26 ERA in 14 starts this season. Among his season higlights are a nine shutout innings in the Seawolves 2-1 … Continue reading

POWER RANKINGS: California League

WEEK NINE 1. Bakersfield (33-25) — Blaze swept San Jose, and won 2 of 3 vs. Modesto to take over 2. High Desert (32-27) — Mavericks have won 3 of last 4, scored 21 in win over IE on 6/3 3. San Jose (32-27) — Giants in midst 10-game losing streak, fall from No. 1 … Continue reading