LOS ANGELES — The No. 9 Occidental baseball couldn't string together any offense in a 2-1 loss to Redlands in its SCIAC Postseason Tournament opener on Saturday.
Oxy's lone bright spot was a solo home run by catcher Bryan Smith in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Both starting pitchers were outstanding. Redlands' Michael Collins earned the win, going 8.1 innings with just one earned run and nine strikeouts, and Oxy's Scott Ericksen went the distance, giving up two runs in nine innings pitched.
Redlands' John White got the save, pitching the final two outs.
The Bulldogs got their first run in the top of the second when Ryan Franklin grounded into a fielder's choice and their second in the third when Joey Warner singled in Christian Conci.
Christopher Scalisi went 3 for 5 for Redlands.
The game was rained out on Friday in the third inning and moved to Saturday.
Next Game: The Tigers face Chapman in an elimination game at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Redlands advances to play Cal Lutheran at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Revised Tournament Schedule
Double Elimination Format
Friday, May 6
Game 1: No. 4 Redlands 2, No. 1 Occidental 1 (completed on Saturday due to rain) Box Score
Game 2: No. 2 Cal Lutheran 6, No. 3 Chapman 5 - Box Score
Saturday, May 7 (All Games at Oxy)
Game 3: No. 1 Occidental vs. No. 3 Chapman - 11:30 a.m. (changed from 8:30 a.m. due to rain)
Game 4: No. 4 Redlands vs. No. 2 Cal Lutheran - 2:30 p.m. (changed from 11:30 a.m. due to rain)
Sunday, May 8 (All Games at Oxy)
Game 5: Winner G3 vs. Loser Game 4 - 8:30 a.m. (changed from Saturday afternoon due to rain)
Game 6: Winner G4 vs. Winner G5 - 11:30 a.m.
Game 7: Winner G6 vs. Loser G6 - 2:30 p.m. (If necessary)