Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 9, 2016

1. Riverside North (19-7) — Huskies had a hiccup at home vs. Rancho Verde but bounced back nicely.
RECORD: 19-7 overall, 10-2 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (29)
LAST GAME(S): def. MoVal Rancho Verde, 3-0, in an Inland Valley League game on Thursday, May 5.
BEST STAT: Sophomore RHP Tony Bullard pitched a two-hit shutout to get his team-leading fourth win.

2. La Verne Bonita (23-5) — Bearcats stole a whole bunch of picnic baskets on Saturday.
RECORD: 23-5 overall, 10-3 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (18)
LAST GAME: def. Capistrano Valley Christian, 5-2, in a nonleague game on Saturday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Will go into playoffs as Palomares League No. 2 team.

3. Corona Santiago (15-10) — Sharks had Friday’s game interrupted (rain), reschedule to later this week.
RECORD: 15-10 overall, 9-3 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (49)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-4, at Norco in a Big VIII League game on Wednesday, May 4.
BEST STAT: Has half-game lead on Corona entering final week of regular season.

4. Corona (21-8) — Panthers still can claim the Big 8 League title if Santiago’s stumbles persist.
RECORD: 21-8 overall, 9-4 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (46)
LAST GAME: def. Corona Centennial, 11-0, in a Big VIII game on Friday, May 6.
BEST STAT: Has won seven of its last eight games with two to go.

5. Vista Murrieta (18-10) — Broncos swept Chaparral, start playoff-like series vs. Temecula Valley.
RECORD: 18-10 overall, 9-4 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (92)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Chaparral, 9-1, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, May 5.
BEST STAT: Junior 1B Brandon Luna (.329 BA, 13 RBIs) has emerged as team’s best hitter.

6. Woodcrest Christian (23-4) — Royals have not allowed more than two runs in a league game this season.
RECORD: 23-4 overall, 10-0 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (110)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside Notre Dame, 11-1, in an Ambassador League game on Thursday, May 5.
BEST STAT: Sophomore OF Branden Boissiere (.440 BA, 26 RBIs) anchors a team batting .386 overall.

7. Rialto Carter (19-5) — Lions riding eight-game winning streak into season-ending series vs. Redlands.
RECORD: 19-5 overall, 10-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (78)
LAST GAME: def. Rialto Eisenhower, 8-3, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, April 29.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Isaiah Davis (.369 BA 24 RBIs) leads team with seven HRs.

8 Murrieta Mesa (20-7) — Rams’ 10-game win streak has flipped into three-game losing streak.
RECORD: 20-7 overall, 10-3 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (93)
LAST GAME: lost, 3-1, to Temecula Great Oak in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, May 5.
BEST STAT: Has scored just 15 runs in its last seven games (2.1 runs per game).

9. Norco (17-8) — Cougars shrugged off the rain with a win over Temecula Valley on Saturday.
RECORD: 17-8 overall, 7-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (98)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Valley, 6-5, in Daryl Kile Tournament championship game Saturday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Senior RHP Travis Kuhn (5-2, 2.77 ERA) has 57 Ks in 53 innings.

10. Redlands East Valley (18-6) — Wildcats snuck past Citrus Valley in County Clash game at San Manuel Stadium.
RECORD: 18-6 overall, 10-2 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-13, 9-5. 2014: 22-6, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (84)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands Citrus Valley, 4-3, in a Citrus Belt League game on Saturday, May 7.
BEST STAT: Ends season with two vs. Yucaipa, which its 13-14 against since 2005.

JUST MISSED: Fontana Kaiser (22-2), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (19-5), Yucaipa (17-8).

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