FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Matchups
BEST INLAND AREA PLAYOFF MATCHUPS
PREP BASEBALL 2016
1. Rancho Cucamonga Etiwanda (17-8) at Rialto Carter (20-6) — Junior C Chris Jimenez (.371 BA, 4 HRs) leads the Eagles, the Baseline League No. 3, against the Lions, the Citrus Belt League champs, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 1st Round game on Thursday, May 19.
2. Fontana Summit (15-11) at Hesperia Sultana (12-14) — Coach Dennis Duggins and the SkyHawks, the Sunkist League No. 2, caravan the buses over Cajon Summit to play the Sultans, the Mojave River League champs, in a CIF-SS Division 4 1st Round game on Thursday.
3. Rialto (18-7) at Rancho Cucamonga Alta Loma (14-7-1) — Senior OF Livan Gomez (.368 BA, 9 2Bs) and the Knights, the SAL No. 2, take a short ride west to play the Braves, the Mt. Baldy League No. 2, in a CIF-SS Division 4 1st Round game on Thursday.
4. Jurupa Valley Patriot (16-11) at Fontana Jurupa Hills (17-9) — Warriors defend the silent ‘J’ on road vs. senior SP Matt Vigil (9-2, 0.57 ERA2) and the Spartans, the SAL No. 3, in a CIF-SS Wild-Card Round game on Tuesday, May 17.
Apple Valley at Barstow — Sun Devils (12-10) at Aztecs (13-9) in CIF-SS D4 1st Round game.
Covina Charter Oak at Menifee Paloma Valley — Chargers (14-10) at Wildcats (17-9) in D3 1st Round game.
Apple Valley Granite Hills at Phelan Serrano — Cougars (12-11) at Diamondbacks (14-9) in D4 wild-card game.
Big Bear at San Bernardino Aquinas — Bears (10-11) at Falcons (15-8) in D5 wild-card game.
Elsinore at Palm Desert Xavier Prep (D3 WC)
San Bernardino PSA at Hesperia Christian (D7 R1)
Redlands Adventist Aca. at Anza Hamilton (D6 R1)
Claremont Webb at Rubidoux (D5 WC)