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 allowed 40 runs in 21 games.

2. Riverside North (15-6) — Huskies tip-toed past IVL rival Arlington last week.
RECORD: 15-6 overall, 7-1 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (24)
LAST GAME(S): def. Riverside Arlington 8-6, in an Inland Valley League game on Thursday. April 24.
BEST STAT: Scheduled to play Riverside King at CBU Invitational on Saturday.

3. Corona Santiago (14-8) — Sharks split their home-and-home series vs. Riverside King.
RECORD: 14-8 overall, 8-1 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (27)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 3-2, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Was outscored 7-6 by King last week.

4. Corona (18-7) — Panthers bats prolific in both ends of home-and-home sweep vs. Norco.
RECORD: 18-7 overall, 6-3 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (42)
LAST GAME: def. Norco, 12-7, in a Big VIII game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Team has first three-game winning streak vs. Norco in more than 10 years.

5. Vista Murrieta (15-9) — Broncos’ bats woke up to snap three-game losing streak.
RECORD: 15-9 overall, 6-3 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (104)
LAST GAME: def. Murrieta Valley, 6-0, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, April 21.
BEST STAT: Plays two vs. SWL leader Murrieta Mesa (9-0) this week.

6. Woodcrest Christian (19-4) — Royals won a game vs. a pretty good nonleague opponent.
RECORD: 19-4 overall, 6-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (129)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Ramona, 11-9, in a nonleague game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Team earned run average is hovering around 1.60.

7. Rialto Carter (15-5) — Lions went on the offensive in sweeping Cajon.
RECORD: 15-5 overall, 6-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (55)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Cajon, 14-9, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Shares CBL lead with three weeks to play.

8. Norco (13-8) — Cougars bats reverted to normal, were outscored 26-11 by Corona.
RECORD: 13-8 overall, 4-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (150)
LAST GAME: lost, 12-7, to Corona in a Big VIII League game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Has still won 10 of its last 15 games vs. Corona.

9. Redlands East Valley (14-6) — Wildcats have won six consecutive games to jump into Top 10.
RECORD: 14-6 overall, 6-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-13, 9-5. 2014: 22-6, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (115)
LAST GAME: def. Rialto Eisenhower, 10-1, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Scored a CBL-leading 55 runs in league play this season.

10. Murrieta Mesa (19-4) — Rams start massive series vs. Vista Murrieta later today.
RECORD: 19-4 overall, 9-0 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (70)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Valley, 3-2, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, April 21.
BEST STAT: Off to best league start in school history.

DROPPED OUT: Yucaipa (13-8), Upland (14-6).

JUST MISSED: Fontana Kaiser (17-2), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (16-4), Riverside King (14-8).

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