Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, April 18, 2016

1. La Verne Bonita (17-2) — Bearcats finished last week with back-to-back shutouts.
RECORD: 17-2 overall, 6-1 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (11)
LAST GAME: def. Los Altos, 6-0, in a Palomares League game on Saturday, April 16.
BEST STAT: Has seven straight wins since last loss (vs. Yucaipa on 3/28).

2. Riverside North (13-6) — Huskies have outscored opponents 31-15 so far in April.
RECORD: 13-6 overall, 5-1 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (29)
LAST GAME(S): def. Saugus, 9-5, in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 16.
BEST STAT: Team is 4-1 this month; Its only loss, 4-1, at MoVal Canyon Springs on 4/12.

3. Vista Murrieta (14-8) — Broncos lost 3 of 4 games last week. What’s that about?
RECORD: 14-8 overall, 5-2 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (88)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-2, to Newbury Park in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 16.
BEST STAT: Senior Jack Moberg is a member Vista Murrieta’s ’16 prom court.

4. Corona Santiago (13-7) — Sharks top the Big VIII League by three games with eight to play.
RECORD: 13-7 overall, 7-0 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (21)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Great Oak, 5-1, in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 16.
BEST STAT: Has home-and-road series vs. Riverside King this week.

5. Woodcrest Christian (17-4) — Royals pitching has allowed four runs in five league games.
RECORD: 17-4 overall, 5-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (127)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Aquinas, 8-2, in an Ambassador League game on Thursday, April 14.
BEST STAT: Scored a 21-0 win over Riverside Notre Dame on 4/12.

6. Corona (16-7) — Panthers did their best to shake off a season sweep by Santiago.
RECORD: 16-7 overall, 4-3 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (49)
LAST GAME: def. Walnut, 5-1, in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 16.
BEST STAT: Pitchers allowed just two runs in taking two from Walnut on the weekend.

7. Norco (13-6) — Cougars scored 19 runs in home-and-road series vs. Roosevelt last week.
RECORD: 13-6 overall, 4-3 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (122)
LAST GAME: def. Eastvale Roosevelt, 13-9, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, April 15.
BEST STAT: Wins improved team to 3-3 over last six games.

8. Rialto Carter (13-5) — Lions found a way to upend Yucaipa on the road in extra innings.
RECORD: 13-5 overall, 4-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (76)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands Citrus Valley, 5-3, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 15.
BEST STAT: Last five games have been decided by two-or-fewer runs.

9. Yucaipa (12-7) — Thunderbirds’ last three losses have all been by one run.
RECORD: 12-7 overall, 3-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 18-11, 10-4. 2014: 18-8, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (100)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-1 in 8 inn., to Rialto Carter in a Citrus Belt League game on Thursday, April 14.
BEST STAT: Beat La Verne Bonita and Corona on consecutive days to end March.

10. Upland (14-4) — Scots had their season-long seven-game winning streak snapped.
RECORD: 14-4 overall, 6-1 Baseline League. 2015: 15-11, 7-8. 2014: 16-9, 6-9.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (80)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-1, to Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda in a Baseline League game on Thursday, April 15.
BEST STAT: Lead Baseline League by one game over La Verne Damien.

DROPPED OUT: Temecula Great Oak (10-10).

JUST MISSED: Murrieta Mesa (17-4), Fontana Kaiser (15-2), Chino Don Lugo (13-3).

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