Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 11, 2015

1. Norco (20-4) — Cougars have won nine consecutive and 13 of their last 14 games going back to April 1.
RECORD: 20-4 overall, 10-3 Big VIII League. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (13)
LAST GAME: def. Corona Santiago, 6-2, in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Swept each of their last four series.

2. San Dimas (26-0) — Saints honored recently as No. 1 team in nation by USA Today.
RECORD: 26-0 overall, 8-0 Valle Vista League. 2014: 23-7-1, 11-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (7)
LAST GAME: def. Rowland Heights Rowland, 9-0, in a Valle Vista League game on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has allowed just 18 runs this season.

3. Vista Murrieta (15-9) — Broncos got caught looking ahead and were swept by old rival Chaparral.
RECORD: 15-9 overall, 8-5 Southwestern League. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (30)
LAST GAME: lost, 6-06, to Temecula Chaparral in a Southwestern League game on Friday, May 8.
BEST STAT: Lost three of last five games.

4. San Bernardino Cajon (21-3) — Cowboys rebounded from 2-1 loss at Miller in big, big way.
RECORD: 21-3 overall, 10-2 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 17-10, 10-5.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (49)
LAST GAME: def. Fontana Miller, 18-4, in a Citrus Belt League game on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Can go 10-0 at home with win vs. Eisenhower in regular season finale.

5. Murrieta Valley (18-7) — Nighthawks were swept by Temecula Valley ahead of final week.
RECORD: 18-7 overall, 7-5 Southwestern League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (37)
LAST GAME: lost, 3-1, to Temecula Valley in a Southwestern League game on Friday, May 8.
BEST STAT: Need to sweep Great Oak this week to secure playoff spot.

6. Riverside Arlington (19-4) — Lions were last CIF-SS Division 1 team to drop league game.
RECORD: 19-4 overall, 12-1 Inland Valley League. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (76)
LAST GAME: lost, 1-0, at MoVal Valley View in an Inland Valley League game on Friday, May 8.
BEST STAT: Locked up first IVL title last week.

7. Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon (20-4) — Titans have won eight consecutive to match a season high.
RECORD: 20-4 overall, 12-1 Sunbelt League. 2014: 19-8, 12-3.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (100)
LAST GAME: def. Elsinore, 9-5, in a Sunbelt League on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Crucial series vs. Paloma Valley will determine league title.

8. Corona (15-9) — Panthers won consecutive games for the first time since early April.
RECORD: 15-9 overall, 9-4 Big VIII League. 2014: 16-12, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (46)
LAST GAME: def. Corona Centennial, 6-0, in a Big VIII League game on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: First win shutout since Boras Classic.

9. Riverside Ramona (20-5) — Rams secured RVL title with sweep of Patriot last week.
RECORD: 20-5 overall, 15-1 River Valley League. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANEKD: No. 9 (167)
LAST GAME: def. Jurupa Valley Patriot, 2-1, in a River Valley League game on Friday, May 8.
BEST STAT: Offense has scored 107 runs vs. league opponents.

10. San Bernardino San Gorgonio (20-4) — Spartans lining up pitching for playoffs.
RECORD: 20-4 overall, 11-2 San Andreas League. 2014: 21-4, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (173)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Indian Springs, 8-0, in a San Andreas League game on Thursday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Plays Rialto (7-15, 3-10) twice in final week.

DROPPED OUT: None.

JUST MISSED: Hesperia Sultana (18-5), Menifee Paloma Valley (17-7), Fontana Jurupa Hills (17-8), Yucaipa (16-10), Temecula Valley (13-11-1).

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