Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, June 6, 2016 (FINAL)

1. Murrieta Mesa (27-7) — Rams’ epic championship run the most unexpected of the century.
RECORD: 23-7 overall, 12-3 Southwestern League. 2015: 14-14, 4-11. 2014: 8-18, 3-12.
LAST RANKED: No. 4 (35)
LAST GAME: def. Studio City Harvard-Westlake, 3-2 in 10 inn., in the CIF-SS Division 1 Championship Game on Saturday, June 4.
BEST STAT: Baylor Univ.-bound C Andy Thomas (.330 BA, 18 RBI) led the team with four 3Bs.

2. Riverside North (22-8) — Huskies’ raised the game for all Inland Area teams this season.
RECORD: 22-8 overall, 13-2 Inland Valley League. 2015 16-12, 10-5. 2014: 17-13, 8-4.
LAST RANKED: No. 1 (23)
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: Sophomore LHP Tony Bullard (.373 BA, 19 RBI) led the team with three HRs.

3. Woodcrest Christian (29-5) — Royals decimated their finals opponent from pillar to post.
RECORD: 29-5 overall, 11-1 Ambassador League. 2015: 20-5, 11-1. 2014: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (98)
LAST GAME: def. Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart, 11-0, in the CIF-SS Division 5 Championship Game on Saturday, June 4.
BEST STAT: Sophomore LHP/OF Branden Boissiere had 10 Ks in the title-clinching win.

4. Corona (23-10) — Panthers’ coach Andy Wise has the perfect temperament for HS ball.
RECORD: 22-10 overall, 10-5 Big VIII League. 2015: 16-11, 10-5. 2014: 14-14, 5-7.
LAST RANKED: No. 2 (52)
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: Junior RHP/OF Michael Hobbs (.376 BA) was among CIF-SS leaders with 44 RBI.

5. Fontana Kaiser (27-4) — Cats got to their first CIF-SS title game but didn’t get the prize.
RECORD: 27-4 overall, 14-1 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-12, 11-4. 2014: 25-2, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: No. 6 (72)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-0, to Laguna Beach in the CIF-SS Division 4 Championship Game on Saturday, June 4.
BEST STAT: Team was shutout for only the second time this season (vs. Norco, 2-0, on 3/9).

6. Redlands East Valley (23-8) — Wildcats had a lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning.
RECORD: 23-8 overall, 11-3 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 15-13, 9-5. 2014: 22-6, 13-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 9 (59)
LAST GAME: lost, 4-3, to Covina South Hills, in the CIF-SS Division 2 Championship Game on Saturday, June 4.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Paul Rojas (.464 BA, 18 RBI) led the team with 45 hits.

7. La Verne Bonita (25-6) — Bearcats will have better days than their season-ending … .
RECORD: 25-6 overall, 12-3 Palomares League. 2015: 23-10, 9-6. 2014: 23-8, 10-2.
LAST RANKED: No. 5 (19)
LAST GAME: lost, 8-1, to Villa Park in a CIF-SS Division 2 1st Round playoff game on Thursday, May 19.
BEST STAT: Senior OF Brandon Bradshaw (.384 BA, 33 RBI) led the team with 28 hits.

8. Vista Murrieta (21-11) — Broncos among four Inland team to have faced Harvard-Westlake in playoffs.
RECORD: 21-11 overall, 11-4 Southwestern League. 2015: 18-9, 11-4. 2014: 20-8, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 7 (66)
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) selected SWL Pitcher of the Year.

9. Corona Santiago (17-12) — Sharks fought tooth and fin for Big VIII League title, had little left.
RECORD: 17-12 overall, 11-4 Big VIII League. 2015: 17-9-1, 6-9. ’14: 15-13, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: No. 8 (62)
LAST GAME: lost, 5-2, to Huntington Beach in a CIF-SS 1st Round playoff game on Friday, May 20.
BEST STAT: Coach Ty De Trinidad graduated 14 seniors.

10. Rialto Carter (21-7) — Lions’ share of CBL title will seem bigger with REV’s finals appearance.
RECORD: 21-7 overall, 11-3 Citrus Belt League. 2015: 20-11, 8-6. 2014: 21-6, 14-1.
LAST RANKED: No. 10 (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: Junior P Anthony Villegas (7-1, 1.64 ERA) will be team’s ace next season.

JUST MISSED: San Bernardino San Gorgonio (23-6), Perris Citrus Hill (22-6), Norco (21-9), Hemet Tahquitz (18-9), Riverside Ramona (22-11), Riverside King (17-12).

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