Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 4, 2015

1. Norco (18-4) — Cougars keep on rolling with another impressive sweep, this time over Riverside King, to stay top.
RECORD: 16-4 overall, 8-3 Big VIII League. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (18)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 3-2, in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Pitching has allowed 59 runs, fewest among Big VIII League teams.

2. Vista Murrieta (15-7) — Say it again! Moberg brothers (Jack & Jake) WILL steal the show for Broncos.
RECORD: 15-7 overall, 8-3 Southwestern League. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (19)
LAST GAME: def. Murrieta Mesa, 1-0, in a Southwestern League game on Friday, May 1.
BEST STAT: Junior RHP Jack Moberg pitched one-hitter vs. Murrieta Mesa.

3. San Dimas (24-0) — Saints being made to look unbeatable vs. its league opposition, remain grossly untested.
RECORD: 24-0 overall, 6-0 Valle Vista League. 2014: 23-7-1, 11-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (6)
LAST GAME: def. Covina, 10-0, in a Valle Vista League game on Thursday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff riding three-game shutout streak.

4. San Bernardino Cajon (20-2) — Cowboys produced another signature moment with County Clash crackdown.
RECORD: 20-2 overall, 9-1 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 17-10, 10-5.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (26)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands, 13-0, in a Citrus Belt League game on Saturday, May 2.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Logan Gopperton was 3 for 3 with four RBI on May 2.

5. Murrieta Valley (18-5) — Nighthawks swept Chaparral but final five games vs. Temecula Valley and Great Oak.
RECORD: 18-5 overall, 7-3 Southwestern League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (24)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Chaparral, 3-1, in a Southwestern League game on Friday, May 1.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has combined 2.41 ERA in 162.1 innings.

6. Riverside Arlington (18-3) — Lions will lock up a high seed in CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs by winning final games.
RECORD: 18-3 overall, 11-0 Inland Valley League. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (49)
LAST GAME: def. MoVal Canyon Springs, 14-4, in an Inland Valley League game on Friday, May 1.
BEST STAT: Head coach Gary Rungo recently skippered his 900th game.

7. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (18-4) — Titans had four-game streak of scoring 10-or-more runs end.
RECORD: 18-4 overall, 10-1 Sunbelt League. 2014: 19-8, 12-3.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (99)
LAST GAME: def. Menifee Heritage, 4-3, in a Sunbelt League on Thursday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Current six-game winning streak two short of season high.

8. Corona (13-9) — Panthers split one-run games vs. Eastvale Roosevelt to keep hold of 2nd in the Big VIII.
RECORD: 13-9 overall, 7-4 Big VIII League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (58)
LAST GAME: lost, 4-3, to Eastvale Roosevelt in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, April 30.
BEST STAT: 40 runs against vs. Big VIII teams (T-1st, Norco).

9. Riverside Ramona (18-5) — Rams play River Valley League’s other likely playoff teams over final two weeks.
RECORD: 18-5 overall, 10-1 River Valley League. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANEKD: No. 10 (176)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Hillcrest, 18-4, in a River Valley League game on Friday, May 1
BEST STAT: Team is unbeaten (7-0) at home this season.

10. San Bernardino San Gorgonio (18-4) — Spartans senior LHP Hazahel Quijada on elite level for SAL leaders.
RECORD: 17-5 overall, 9-2 San Andreas League. 2014: 21-4, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: Not ranked (163)
LAST GAME: def. Fontana Jurupa Hills, 6-3, in a San Andreas League game on Thursday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Quijada is 8-0 with 0.79 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 57 innings.

DROPPED OUT: Corona Santiago (16-6-1).

JUST MISSED: Hesperia Sultana (16-5), Yucaipa (14-9), Eastvale Roosevelt (11-12).

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