Inland Area Prep Baseball Top 10

For Monday, April 26, 2021

1. Chino Hills Ayala (10-1) — Bulldogs have two wins over Corona and are riding a seven-game streak into May.
RECORD: 10-1 overall, 5-0 Palomares League. 2020: 9-0, 1-0. 2019: 25-6, 12-3. 2018: 19-12, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (6)
LAST GAME: def. La Verne Bonita, 6-3, in a Palomares League game on Friday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Senior C/OF Jacob Badawi (.455 BA) leads team with 20 hits and 18 RBIs.

2. Riverside King (11-2) — Wolves have wins over Riverside Arlington, Poly, Ramona, La Sierra and North.
RECORD: 11-2 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. 2020: 1-6-2, 1-1. 2019: 20-10-1, 9-6. 2018: 14-16, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (10)
LAST GAME: def. Riverside North, 6-1, in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Sophomore SP Austin Castillo has 17 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched.

3. Murrieta Mesa (14-2) — Rams have won 11 consecutive games following 5-4 loss to Norco on April 1.
RECORD: 14-2 overall, 5-0 Southwestern League. 2020: 9-2, 1-1. 2019: 20-5, 11-1. 2018: 21-3, 14-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (15)
LAST GAME: def. Vista Murrieta, 3-2, in a Southwestern League game on Friday, April 23.
BEST STAT: Senior SP Jack Kelley (5-0, 2.07 ERA) has struck out 30 and allowed just 24 hits in 27 innings.

4. Redlands Citrus Valley (11-2) — Blackhawks carrying over that positive momentum from last season.
RECORD: 11-2 overall, 4-0 Citrus Belt League. 2020: 9-2, 1-0. 2019: 10-15-1, 3-12. 2018: 14-11, 6-8.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (55)
LAST GAME: def. San Bernardino Cajon, 5-2, in a Citrus Belt League game on Thursday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Junior C/OF Jared Snyder leads team with 10 XBHs (2 HRs, 2 3Bs) and 16 RBIs.

5. Corona (8-4) — Panthers started the season slowly but have won seven in a row entering league play.
RECORD: 8-4 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. 2020: 7-2, 2-0. 2019: 20-10, 11-4. 2018: 22-9, 10-5.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (63)
LAST GAME: def. Santa Ana Mater Dei, 4-2 (8 inn.), in a nonleague game on Wednesday, April 21.
BEST STAT: Outscoring opponents 54-15 during current winning streak.

6. Yucaipa (10-5) — Thunderbirds lost two-of-three last week but should have a bounce-back series against Cajon.
RECORD: 10-5 overall, 3-1 Citrus Belt League. 2020: 7-4, 14-1. 2019: 15-12, 11-4. 2018: 25-2, 15-0.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (72)
LAST GAME: lost, 2-0, to Santa Ana Foothill in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 24.
BEST STAT:  Junior 3B/SS Jacob Reimer (.477 BA) leads team with four HRs.

7. Norco (8-4) – Cougars ended nonleague campaign on a high note with win over Vista Murrieta.
RECORD: 8-4 overall, 0-0 Big VIII League. 2020: 9-3, 1-1. 2019: 20-12, 9-6. 2018: 19-9, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (118)
LAST GAME: def. Vista Murrieta, 6-0, in a nonleague on Saturday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Freshman C Cole Hanson (.344 BA) leads team with five 2Bs.

8. Vista Murrieta (10-6) — Broncos have had some tough games lately but they’re finding their hooves.
RECORD: 10-6 overall, 3-2 Southwestern League. 2020: 8-2, 2-0. 2019: 23-7-1, 14-1. 2018: 15-7, 10-5.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (79)
LAST GAME: lost, 6-0, to Norco in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 24.
BEST STAT: Senior OF/C LaTrey McCollum (6-foot-5, 185 pounds) is batting .388 with two HRs.

9. Rancho Cucamonga (11-3) — Cougars split a series with San Dimas last weekend and start league play this week.
RECORD: 11-3 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. 2020: 9-2-1, 2-1. 2019: 7-20, 3-12. 2018: 19-11, 9-6.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (53)
LAST GAME: lost, 11-2, to San Dimas in a nonleague game on Saturday, April 17.
BEST STAT: Junior INF Wilson Dunn (.400 BA) has 16 hits and 12 stolen bases in 14 games.

10. Chino Hills (8-3) — Huskies have all the makings of a good team, just need to post their stats.
RECORD: 8-3 overall, 0-0 Baseline League. 2020: 4-1-1, 0-0. 2019: 14-5, 6-9. 2014: 18-10, 8-7.
LAST RANKED: Not Ranked (129)
LAST GAME: def. Rolling Hills Estates Peninsula, 7-2, in a nonleague game on Thursday, April 22.
BEST STAT: Pitchers are supported by +40 run differential.

JUST MISSED: San Bernardino Aquinas (10-1), Riverside Arlington (11-7), Fontana Kaiser (7-0). Riverside La Sierra (10-5), Corona Centennial (10-4).

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