Player Of The Year: Branden Boissiere

What would a baseball manager give to have a five-tool centerfielder who doubles as an elite left-handed starting pitcher? Sounds like a skipper’s dream come true, right? Enter Branden Boissiere, InlandFieldhouse.com’s 2016 Prep Baseball Player of the Year. Boissiere, a sophomore, led Riverside Woodcrest Christian to a CIF-Southern Section Division 5 championship this season with … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Cantwell-SH at Woodcrest Chr.

I’m covering the Montebello Cantwell-Sacred Heart vs. Riverside Woodcrest Christian CIF-Southern Section Division 5 Championship Game tonight, Saturday, June 4, 2016, for The Press-Enterprise/(@PEcom_preps) and the Southern California Newspaper Group/(@SoCalNewsGroup). First pitch is set for 7 p.m. PT at the UC Riverside (Calif.) Sports Complex. THE LOW DOWN: Cantwell-Sacred Heart (29-4 overall) has put together … Continue reading

Woodcrest Christian’s Gamblin’ Man

RIVERSIDE (Calif.) – Is Woodcrest Christian coach Glenn Prater rolling the dice or taking calculated risks this postseason? With games on the line, Prater has made managerial decisions — one in each of the Royals’ last two games – that can best be described as ‘venturesome’. These decisions also have led directly to the team’s … Continue reading

Prep Preview: Tahquitz at Woodcrest Chr.

I’m covering the Hemet Tahquitz-Riverside Woodcrest Christian CIF-Southern Section Division 5 Semifinal Round playoff game today, Tuesday, May 31, 2016, for The Press-Enterprise/(@PEcom_preps) and the Southern California Newspaper Group/(@SoCalNewsGroup). First pitch is set for 3:15 p.m. PT at Woodcrest Christian School in Riverside (Calif.). THE LOW DOWN: The Titans (18-9, Mountain Pass No. 2) backed … Continue reading

FOUR & MORE: Best Inland Area Coaches

BEST INLAND AREA COACHES PREP BASEBALL 2016 1. Jeff Stout, Yucaipa — The list of current and former Major Leaguers to come out of the sleepy mountainside community has a direct correlation to the man coaching its high school baseball team. Stout is 255-100-1 since 2005, and was winning 20 games a season well before … Continue reading