Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, March 28, 2016

1. La Verne Bonita (10-1) — Bearcats bounced back from first league loss with tons of runs.
RECORD: 10-1 overall, 2-1 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (6)
LAST GAME: def. Bellflower St. John Bosco, 6-1, at the Anaheim Lions Tournament on Saturday, March 26.
BEST STAT: Scored 32 times in three games over two days on 3/25 & 3/26.

2. Vista Murrieta (9-2) — Broncos took one on the chin looking ahead to this week’s The Boras Classic.
RECORD: 9-2 overall, 2-1 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (47)
LAST GAME: lost, 19-2, to Murrieta Mesa in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, March 24.
BEST STAT: It’s the worst statistical loss in program history.

3. Woodcrest Christian (10-2) — Royals still unbeaten vs. local teams so far this season.
RECORD: 10-2 overall, 1-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (57)
LAST GAME: def. Hesperia Oak Hills, 13-0, at the Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament on Saturday, March 26.
BEST STAT: Only losses are to Sherwood (Ore.) High & Sebastopol Analy High.

4. Corona (11-4) — Panthers’ win vs. Norco last week has put some wheels in motion.
RECORD: 11-4 overall, 3-1 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. ’14: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (56)
LAST GAME: def. Midvale (Utah) Hillcrest, 21-0, at the Anaheim Lions Tournament on Saturday, March 26.
BEST STAT: Last week’s 3-2 win at Norco snapped two-game losing streak.

5. Norco (9-3) — Cougars bounced back from one-run loss to Corona to rout Riverside King.
RECORD: 9-3 overall, 2-1 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. ’14: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (48)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 10-2, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, March 25.
BEST STAT: Team has scored 10-or-more runs just twice this season.

6. Yucaipa (8-4) — Thunderbirds open play at top O.C. tourney with consecutive wins.
RECORD: 8-4 overall, 1-0 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 18-11, 10-4. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (72)
LAST GAME: def. Glendora, 9-3, at Anaheim Lions Tournament on Saturday, March 26.
BEST STAT: Plays No. 1 La Verne Bonita today.

7. Rialto Carter (9-3) — Lions’ four-game winning streak was snapped in Cougar Classic final.
RECORD: 9-3 overall. 2015: 20-11 overall, 8-6 Citrus Belt League. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (52)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-4, to Etiwanda on Thursday, March 24.
BEST STAT: Won 4 of 5 games at SoCal Academy Tournament.

8. Riverside North (7-4) — Huskies early leader in Inland Valley League clubhouse.
RECORD: 7-4 overall, 3-0 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (32)
LAST GAME(S): def. Cerritos Gahr, 9-3, in a nonleague game on Friday, March 25.
BEST STAT: Will have mettle tested at Boras Classic this week.

9. Temecula Great Oak (8-3) — Wolfpack knocked out a pair of important league wins last week.
RECORD: 8-3 overall, 2-1 Southwestern League. 2015: 12-13-1, 6-9. ’14: 23-7, 11-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (58)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Valley, 5-1, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, March 24.
BEST STAT: Plays four games at Boras Classic this week.

10. Upland (10-3) — Scots rebounded to win final three games at Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament.
RECORD: 10-3 overall, 2-0 Baseline League. 2015: 15-11, 7-8. 2014: 16-9, 6-9.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (110)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Cajon, 4-1, at the Rancho Cucamonga HS Tournament on Thursday, March 24.
BEST STAT: Outscored 17-16 in five Cougar Classic games.

DROPPED OUT: None.

JUST MISSED: Murrieta Mesa (12-2), Chino Don Lugo (7-0), Fontana Kaiser (8-1).

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