Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, March 21, 2016

1. Vista Murrieta (8-1) — Broncos opened league play with win at Storm Stadium.
RECORD: 8-1 overall, 1-0 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (13)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Arlington, 2-1, in a nonleague game on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: def. No. 8 Temecula Great Oak, 4-2, at Lake Elsinore Storm Stadium on 3/18.

2. La Verne Bonita (7-0) — Bearcats’ hot start has everyone’s attention.
RECORD: 5-0 overall, 1-0 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (2)
LAST GAME: def. Glendora, 13-2, in a Palomares League game on Friday, March 18.
BEST STAT: def. San Dimas, 8-0, in annual rivalry game on 3/16.

3. Woodcrest Christian (8-0) — Royals playing in second of three tourneys this month.
RECORD: 8-0 overall, 1-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (8)
LAST GAME: def. Whittier Pioneer, 7-0, at the Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has allowed six runs in last seven games.

4. Norco (8-2) — Cougars narrowly swept a doubleheader over Yucaipa on the weekend.
RECORD: 8-2 overall, 1-0 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. ’14: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (21)
LAST GAME: def. No. 7 Yucaipa, 2-1, in a nonleague game Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Opened league play with 4-3 win in 11 inn. over Eastvale Roosevelt on 3/18.

5. Corona (6-4) — Panthers were 0-for-2 last week & were outscored 12-4 in the process.
RECORD: 6-2 overall, 1-1 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. ’14: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (109)
LAST GAME: lost, 3-2, to Corona Santiago in a Big VIII League game on Friday, March 18.
BEST STAT: Team has lost back-to-back games twice already this season.

6. Rialto Carter (6-2) — Lions have the look of a Citrus Belt League contender.
RECORD: 6-2 overall. 2015: 20-11 overall, 8-6 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (38)
LAST GAME: def. No. 10 Upland, 9-4, at the Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Won 4 of 5 games at SoCal Academy Tournament.

7. Yucaipa (5-3) — Thunderbirds must be disappointed by how they spent their Saturday.
RECORD: 5-3 overall, 1-0 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 18-11, 10-4. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (85)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-1, at No. 4 Norco in a nonleague game on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Beat Redlands, 6-4, in CBL opener on 3/16.

8. Temecula Great Oak (6-2) — Wolfpack dropped San Diego-tourney title game on Saturday.
RECORD: 6-1 overall, 0-1 Southwestern League. 2015: 12-13-1, 6-9. ’14: 23-7, 11-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (55)
LAST GAME: lost, 6-5 in 8 inn., to San Diego Point Loma in the Pirate Classic championship game on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Senior left-hander Zack Noll has 1.40 ERA w/ 35 Ks in 25 IP.

9. Riverside North (5-4) — Huskies set to take on league rival Arlington this week.
RECORD: 5-4 overall, 2-0 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (222)
LAST GAME(S): def. MoVal Canyon Springs, 7-6 in 8 inn., in a Inland Valley League game on Thursday, March 17.
BEST STAT: Opened IVL play with back-to-back wins last week.

10. Upland (7-2) — Scots opened Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament with a thud.
RECORD: 7-2 overall, 2-0 Baseline League. 2015: 15-11, 7-8. 2014: 16-9, 6-9.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (63)
LAST GAME: lost, 9-4, to No. 6 Rialto Carter at the Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament on Saturday, March 19.
BEST STAT: Started league with a pair of victories last week.

DROPPED OUT: No. 9 Corona Centennial (5-4), No. 10 San Bernardino Cajon (8-2).

JUST MISSED: Riverside King (7-2), Chino Don Lugo (6-0), Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (5-2).

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