POWER RANKINGS: California League

2016 SEASON 1ST HALF — WEEK 3 1. High Desert (15-4) — Mavericks’ home stand started stout nine-game winning streak. 2. Rancho Cucamonga (12-7) — Quakes OF Andrew Toles has 12 hits in last seven games. 3. Visalia (12-6) — Rawhide have three players among the league’s top 10 in batting. 4. San Jose (8-8) … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Pitchers

PREP BASEBALL 2016 BEST INLAND AREA PITCHERS 1. Zack Noll, Temecula Great Oak — Imposing 6-foot-5 senior left-hander doing his best to carry Wolfpack this season. Has 69 strikeouts in nine starts in 2016, giving him 160 in two-plus varsity seasons while staying on pace to win at least 20 career games. 2. Cole Cardey, … Continue reading

Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, April 25, 2016 1. La Verne Bonita (19-2) — Bearcats bullying their way up the state rankings. RECORD: 19-2 overall, 8-1 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2. LAST RANKED: No. 1 (8) LAST GAME: def. Glendora 12-1, in a Palomares League game on Friday, April 22. BEST STAT: Pitching staff has … Continue reading

POWER RANKINGS: California League

2016 SEASON 1ST HALF — WEEK 2 1. Rancho Cucamonga (9-4) — Quakes got 3 HRs and 6 RBI from CF Kyle Garlick on Monday. 2. Visalia (9-3) — Rawhide boast five guys batting .313 or better, also 5-1 road record. 3. High Desert (9-4) — Mavericks 2B Travis Demeritte leads the league with 6 … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area MiLB’ers

BEST INLAND AREA MINOR LEAGUERS 2016 1. Matt Davidson, Yucaipa — 6-foot-3 third baseman has hit 20-or-more homers four times in the minors, starts second consecutive season at the Chicago White Sox Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte, N.C. 2. Jacob Nottingham, Redlands — A Midwest League All-Star last season, the 6-foot-2 catcher was traded to the … Continue reading