Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 16, 2016

1. Riverside North (22-7) — Huskies outscored Riverside Poly 30-0 in their final two-of-three vs. the Bears.
RECORD: 22-7 overall, 13-2 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (23)
LAST GAME(S): def. Riverside Poly, 12-0, in an Inland Valley League game on Thursday, May 12.
BEST STAT: Senior INF Shane Martinez led team with .411 BA (39 hits in 95 ABs).

2. La Verne Bonita (25-5) — Bearcats the highest rated second-place team in the country.
RECORD: 25-5 overall, 12-3 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (14)
LAST GAME: def. Chino Hills Ayala, 3-2, in a Palomares League game on Thursday, May 12.
BEST STAT: Sophomore 2B Tommy Delgado (.379 BA, 25 RBI) among Area leaders with 16 XBHs.

3. Corona Santiago (17-11) — Sharks hung on to claim Big VIII League title by slim margin.
RECORD: 17-11 overall, 11-4 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (46)
LAST GAME: lost, 4-3, at Norco in a Big VIII League game on Friday, May 13.
BEST STAT: Scored a Big VIII-high 105 runs in league play.

4. Corona (22-9) — Panthers dropped regular-season finale to Riverside King in extra innings.
RECORD: 22-9 overall, 10-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (51)
LAST GAME: lost, 5-4 in 8 inn., to Riverside King in a Big VIII game on Wednesday, May 11.
BEST STAT: Senior INF/OF Samad Taylor led team with .440 BA (48 hits in 109 ABs).

5. Vista Murrieta (20-10) — Broncos back to winning regularly heading into playoffs.
RECORD: 20-10 overall, 11-4 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (79)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Valley, 6-0, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, May 12.
BEST STAT: Team won five consecutive down stretch to get back to 20-win plateau.

6. Woodcrest Christian (24-5) — Royals lost, 2-1, at San Bernardino Aquinas to end perfect league run.
RECORD: 24-5 overall, 11-1 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (134)
LAST GAME: def. Upland Western Christian, 12-1, in an Ambassador League game on Thursday, May 12.
BEST STAT: Sophomore SP Gabriel Ramos (10-0, 0.98 ERA) had 62 Ks in 57.1 innings.

7. Rialto Carter (20-6) — Lions reached 20-win plateau for third consecutive season.
RECORD: 20-6 overall, 11-3 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (89)
LAST GAME: def. Redlands, 6-5, in a Citrus Belt League game on Friday, May 13.
BEST STAT: Junior INF Marcus Castenon (.412 BA, 19 RBIs) has team-high 12 doubles.

8. Murrieta Mesa (22-7) — Rams turned around late-season swoon with 26 runs in last two games.
RECORD: 22-7 overall, 12-3 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (76)
LAST GAME: def. Temecula Chaparral, 10-0, in a Southwestern League game on Thursday, May 12.
BEST STAT: Senior OF/1B Justin Randle leads team with .385 BA, three HRs.

9. Norco (20-8) — Cougars head into CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs on upswing.
RECORD: 20-8 overall, 10-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 25-6, 12-4. 2014: 26-3, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (74)
LAST GAME: def. Corona Santiago, 4-3, in a Big VIII League game on Friday, May 13.
BEST STAT: Junior C Joshua Pimentel finished regular season batting a robust .404.

10. Fontana Kaiser (23-3) — Cats jump into the Top 10, have allowed just 49 runs all season.
RECORD: 23-3 overall, 14-1 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-12, 11-4. 2014: 25-2, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (83)
LAST GAME: def. Fontana Summit, 8-0, in a Sunkist League game on Friday, May 13.
BEST STAT: Junior LHP Armando Duenas (8-0, 1.00 ERA) has 69 Ks in 63 innings.

DROPPED OUT: Redlands East Valley (19-7).

JUST MISSED: San Bernardino San Gorgonio (21-5), Yucaipa (19-9), Riverside King (17-12).

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