Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 2, 2016

1. Riverside North (18-6) — Huskies are head and shoulders the best ball club in The City.
RECORD: 18-6 overall, 9-1 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (17)
LAST GAME(S): def. Riverside King, 11-2, at Riverside Invitational on Saturday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has given up three runs total in its last three games.

2. La Verne Bonita (19-5) — Bearcats have lost three straight for first time this season.
RECORD: 19-5 overall, 8-3 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (21)
LAST GAME: lost, 14-2, to La Mirada in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 30.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Brandon Bradshaw is hitting .392 with a team-high 28 RBI.

3. Corona Santiago (15-9) — Sharks dropped first league home game vs. Centennial last week.
RECORD: 15-9 overall, 9-2 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (44)
LAST GAME: def. Corona Centennial, 15-7, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Scored just two runs in loss at home to Centennial last Wednesday.

4. Corona (19-8) — Panthers had five-game Big VIII League winning streak snapped.
RECORD: 19-8 overall, 7-4 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (55)
LAST GAME: lost, 7-5, to Eastvale Roosevelt in a Big VIII game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Junior SP Jeremiah Priddy (6-0, 1.18 ERA) has two shutouts this season.

5. Vista Murrieta (16-10) — Broncos split crucial SWL series vs. Murrieta Mesa.
RECORD: 16-10 overall, 7-4 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (98)
LAST GAME: def. Murrieta Mesa, 3-2, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, April 28.
BEST STAT: Senior SP Chance Hroch (8-2, 1.28 ERA) has 67 Ks in 60.1 innings.

6. Murrieta Mesa (20-5) — Rams’ win streak reached 10 straight league games.
RECORD: 20-5 overall, 10-1 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (67)
LAST GAME: lost, 3-2, to Vista Murrieta in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, April 28.
BEST STAT: Second team in CIF-Southern Section Division 1 to reach 20 wins.

7. Woodcrest Christian (21-4) — Royals have won 11 of their last 12 games.
RECORD: 21-4 overall, 8-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (115)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands Arrowhead Christian, 13-0, in an Ambassador League game on Thursday, April 28.
BEST STAT: Five of their last eight wins have been shutouts.

8. Rialto Carter (17-5) — Lions have everything to play for with two weeks remaining.
RECORD: 17-5 overall, 8-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (75)
LAST GAME: def. Rialto Eisenhower, 8-3, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Senior SP Chris Landazuri (3-1, 2.92 ERA) has 41 Ks in 36 innings.

9. Norco (15-8) — Cougars staked claim for a playoff spot with sweep of King.
RECORD: 13-8 overall, 4-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (111)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside King, 2-1, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Team’s seven home runs have been hit by seven different players.

10. Redlands East Valley (16-6) — Wildcats swept past Cajon in home-and-away series.
RECORD: 16-6 overall, 8-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-13, 9-5. 2014: 22-6, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (101)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Cajon, 3-1, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Pitching staff has allowed three runs total in last four games.

JUST MISSED: Fontana Kaiser (20-2), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (18-4), Yucaipa (15-8).

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