Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, March 14, 2016

1. Vista Murrieta (6-1) — Broncos, led by the Moberg brothers, have won three straight.
RECORD: 6-1 overall. 2015: 18-9 overall, 11-4 Southwestern League. 2014: 20-8 overall, 9-6 SWL.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (16)
LAST GAME: def. Villa Park, 3-2, at Fullerton Loara Tournament on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Unbeaten (5-0) at home so far this year.

2. La Verne Bonita (5-0) — Bearcats won stout tournament to jump back into the Top 10.
RECORD: 5-0 overall. 2015: 23-10 overall, 9-6 Palomares League. 2014: 23-8 overall, 10-2 Hacienda League.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (26)
LAST GAME: def. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda, 1-0, in the SoCal Academy Tournament championship game on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Won a 10-inning game, 8-6, vs. Rialto Carter on 3/4.

3. Corona (6-2) — Panthers disposed of two of Riverside best programs last week.
RECORD: 6-2 overall. 2015: 16-11 overall, 10-5 Big VIII League. ’14: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (66)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 13-2, in a Big VIII League game on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Had 4-1 win over Riverside Poly on 3/11.

4. Woodcrest Christian (5-0) — Royals knocked off Norco for first time in four tries.
RECORD: 5-0 overall. 2015: 20-5 overall, 11-1 Ambassador League. 2014: 21-3 overall, 14-0 Ambassador.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (75)
LAST GAME: def. No. 6 Norco, 3-2 in 9 inn., in the Brian Hamilton Memorial Tournament championship game on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has allowed two runs or fewer in four games this month.

5. Upland (5-1) — Scots split a doubleheader at Glendora on the weekend.
RECORD: 5-1 overall. 2015: 15-11 overall, 7-8 Baseline League. 2014: 16-9 overall, 6-9 Baseline.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (82)
LAST GAME: lost, 4-1, at Glendora in a nonleague game on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Won the Upland Tournament with a 1-0 win in 10 inn. over Hesperia on 3/8.

6. Norco (5-2) — Cougars may not be as good as people think, said coach Gary Parcell.
RECORD: 5-2 overall. 2015: 25-6 overall, 12-4 Big VIII. ’14: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (8)
LAST GAME: lost, 3-2 in 9 inn., to No. 4 Woodcrest Christian in the Brian Hamilton Memorial Tournament championship game Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Team ended February with 20-1 win over La Canada Flintridge Prep on 2/29.

7. Yucaipa (4-1) — Thunderbirds had good showing at prestigious preseason tourney.
RECORD: 4-1 overall. 2015: 18-11 overall, 10-4 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 18-8 overall, 13-2 CBL.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (88)
LAST GAME: def. Covina Charter Oak, 5-2, at SoCal Academy Tournament on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Only loss was by one run (6-5) to Covina Northview on 2/27.

8. Temecula Great Oak (5-1) — Wolfpack play for San Diego-area tourney title on Tuesday.
RECORD: 5-1 overall. 2015: 12-13-1 overall, 6-9 Southwestern League. ’14: 23-7 overall, 11-4 SWL.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (68)
LAST GAME: def. San Diego Scripps Ranch, 4-0, at Pirate Classic on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Haven’t lost since season opener (6-3) at Norco on 2/29.

9. Corona Centennial (5-2) — Huskies coming around for second-year coach George Wise.
RECORD: 5-2 overall. 2015: 11-17 overall, 5-11 Big VIII League. 2014: 12-14 overall, 3-12 Big VIII.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (113)
LAST GAME(S): def. Riverside La Sierra, 5-0, in a nonleague game on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Team has won four straight since starting with one win in its first two games.

10. San Bernardino Cajon (8-2) — Cowboys’ only losses are to Inland Valley League teams.
RECORD: 8-2 overall. 2015: 23-4 overall, 12-2 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 17-10 overall, 10-5 CBL.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (48)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino San Gorgonio, 13-0, at Spartan Classic on Saturday, March 12.
BEST STAT: Has scored an Inland Area-leading 64 runs so far this season.

JUST MISSED: Riverside King (5-2), Rialto Carter (4-1), Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (4-1).

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