Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, April 27, 2015

1. Norco (16-4) — Cougars swept Corona last week, a feat unto itself, to jump back into the top spot.
RECORD: 16-4 overall, 6-3 Big VIII League. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (24)
LAST GAME: def. No. 4 Corona, 8-4, in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Anyone remember earlier 8-0 loss at Corona on March 24?

2. Vista Murrieta (13-7) — Moberg brothers (Jack & Jake) can steal the show from time to time for Broncos.
RECORD: 13-7 overall, 6-3 Southwestern League. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (27)
LAST GAME: def. No. 6 Murrieta Valley, 11-0, in a Southwestern League game on Friday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Team is 8-2 on road, just 2-2 at home.

3. San Dimas (22-0) — Saints gave up runs for the first time in league, so there’s that. What’s next?
RECORD: 22-0 overall, 4-0 Valle Vista League. 2014: 23-7-1, 11-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (6)
LAST GAME: def. La Puente Nogales, 6-0, in a Valle Vista League game on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has posted 12 shutouts this season.

4. Corona (12-8) — Panthers came closest in 6-5 loss to Norco last Tuesday, got beat up a little on Thursday.
RECORD: 12-8 overall, 6-3 Big VIII League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (34)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-4, to No. 1 Norco in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Team has lost six of its last nine games.

5. San Bernardino Cajon (18-2) — Cowboys keep winning and they’re about to enter the conversation.
RECORD: 18-2 overall, 7-1 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 17-10, 10-5.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (30)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands East Valley, 3-2, in a Citrus Belt League game on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Team is 4-2 in one-run games.

6. Murrieta Valley (16-5) — Nighthawks got beat with a stick as they split series with Vista Murrieta last week.
RECORD: 16-5 overall, 5-3 Southwestern League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (36)
LAST GAME: lost, 11-0, to No. 2. Vista Murrieta in a Southwestern League game on Friday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Team has hit 50 doubles in 21 games.

7. Riverside Arlington (16-3) — Lions one of only three CIF-SS Division 1 teams with unbeaten league records.
RECORD: 16-3 overall, 9-0 Inland Valley League. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKE: No. 8 (51)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside North, 4-3, in an Inland Valley League game on Friday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Team is unbeaten (6-0) at home this season.

8. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (16-4) — Titans scoring like Zeus, winning like Hercules.
RECORD: 16-4 overall, 8-1 Sunbelt League. 2014: 19-8, 12-3.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (94)
LAST GAME: def. Lake Elsinore Lakeside, 10-9, in a Sunbelt League on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Team has scored 35 runs over last three games.

9. Corona Santiago (15-5-1) — Sharks were outscored last week but split vs. Riverside King.
RECORD: 15-5-1 overall, 4-5 Big VIII League. 2014: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (38)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 6-3, in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Went 2-1 vs. King this season with both wins at Wolves’ field.

10. Riverside Ramona (16-5) — Rams are tournament tested, and have won five of their last six games.
RECORD: 16-5 overall, 8-1 River Valley League. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANEKD: Not Ranked (188)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Norte Vista, 6-5 in 9 innings, in a River Valley League game on Friday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Team is unbeaten (7-0) at home this season.

DROPPED OUT: Yucaipa (11-9).

JUST MISSED: Hesperia Sultana (15-5), Fontana Jurupa Hills (15-6), Chino Hills (13-6).

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