Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, May 30, 2016

1. Riverside North (22-8) — Huskies simply have too many D1 talents to fall, if at all.
RECORD: 22-8 overall, 13-2 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (24)
LAST GAME: lost, 10-7, to Studio City Harvard-Westlake in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 1st Round playoff game on Friday, May 20.
BEST STAT: Univ. of Arizona-bound senior SS Shane Martinez hit .404 (40 hits in 99 ABs).

2. Corona (23-10) — Panthers traveled 75 miles only to lose in extra innings.
RECORD: 22-10 overall, 10-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (51)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-1 in 8 inn., at Hewhall Hart in a CIF-SS Division 1 2nd Round playoff game on Tuesday, May 24.
BEST STAT: Senior Samad Taylor (.432 BA, 24 RBI) had 1.051 OPS batting mostly leadoff.

3. Woodcrest Christian (27-5) — Royals emerged winners in their longest game this season.
RECORD: 27-5 overall, 11-1 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (120)
LAST GAME: def. Santa Ynez, 7-4 in 11 inn., in a CIF-SS Division 5 Quarterfinal Round playoff game on Friday, May 27.
BEST STAT: Had shutouts (8-0 and 10-0) in the first two rounds.

4. Murrieta Mesa (23-7) — Rams one of two public schools (Valencia West Ranch) remaining in D1.
RECORD: 23-7 overall, 12-3 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (47)
LAST GAME: def. Orange Lutheran, 6-4, in a CIF-SS Division 1 Quarterfinal Round playoff game on Friday, May 27.
BEST STAT: Plays West Ranch (24-8) in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

5. La Verne Bonita (25-6) — Bearcats have one of Area’s top sophomores, Tommy Delgado, returning.
RECORD: 25-6 overall, 12-3 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 3 (20)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-1, to Villa Park in a CIF-SS Division 2 1st Round playoff game on Thursday, May 19.
BEST STAT: Delgado (.394 BA, 25 RBI) had five HRs and five triples among his 17 extra-base hits.

6. Fontana Kaiser (26-3) — Cats starting to take up a few of their nine lives.
RECORD: 26-3 overall, 14-1 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-12, 11-4. 2014: 25-2, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (83)
LAST GAME: def. Santa Fe Springs, 3-2 in 8 inn., in a CIF-SS Division 4 Quarterfinal Round playoff game on Friday, May 27.
BEST STAT: Are 7-1 in one-run games this season.

7. Vista Murrieta (21-11) — Broncos pushed the prohibitive D1 favorite to extra innings.
RECORD: 20-11 overall, 11-4 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (71)
LAST GAME: lost, 5-4 in 8 inn., to Studio City Harvard-Westlake in a CIF-SS Division 1 2nd Round playoff game Tuesday, May 24.
BEST STAT: Senior RHP Chance Hroch (11-3, 1.23 ERA) had 88 Ks in 83 innings.

8. Corona Santiago (17-12) — Sharks still have two more years with Brice Turang.
RECORD: 17-12 overall, 11-4 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (62)
LAST GAME: lost, 5-2, to Huntington Beach in a CIF-SS 1st Round playoff game on Friday, May 20.
BEST STAT: Turang had three hits in his first seven at-bats of the season, and just kept going.

9. Redlands East Valley (22-7) — Wildcats find their way back into the Top 10 with playoff run.
RECORD: 22-7 overall, 11-3 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-13, 9-5. 2014: 22-6, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (59)
LAST GAME: def. La Mirage, 15-7, in a CIF-SS Division 2 2nd Round playoff game on Friday, May 27.
BEST STAT: Six seniors are batting .320 or better.

10. Rialto Carter (21-7) — Lions were held to their lowest run total in May in season-ending loss.
RECORD: 21-7 overall, 11-3 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (87)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-2, at Santa Ana Foothill in a CIF-SS Division 2 2nd Round playoff game on Tuesday, May 24.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Isaiah Davis lead the Inland Area with seven HRs.

DROPPED OUT: Norco (21-9).

JUST MISSED: Perris Citrus Hill (22-6), San Bernardino San Gorgonio (23-6), Hemet Tahquitz (18-9).

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