Baseball: Sagehens Close Out Regular Season With Loss Against Redlands

Baseball: Sagehens Close Out Regular Season With Loss Against Redlands

CLAREMONT, CA. – The Pomona-Pitzer Baseball team ended its 2017 regular season with a double header loss to Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) opponent Redlands on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field.

Before the game, the Sagehens honored its five seniors in Tanner Nishioka, David Gerics, Kevin Jordan, Casey Hershfield and Steven Glick.

Season Impact: The Sagehens finished their regular season with an 18-21 overall record and 10-14 in conference play this season. The Sagehens have missed the SCIAC Tournament as they end the year in sixth place.

The Sagehens were led by freshman Nolan McCafferty who went 3-3 with a run scored.

The Bulldogs were led by Christian Conci who went 4-6 with two runs in the win.

Redlands struck first in its very first at-bats as Augilar singled up the middle to bring in Conci to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead.

The Sagehens responded in the bottom of the second and took over the lead after junior Adam Hinthorne brought in McCafferty on an infield single and senior Kevin Jordan followed up with a sacrifice fly to bring home freshman Brian Knapp to take a 2-1 lead.

The Bulldogs came right back and strung together a few hits with two outs in the inning to even the score at 2-2 heading into the bottom of the third.

Redlands' offense went on a scoring streak as they managed to bring in at least one run in six-straight innings while the Sagehens went scoreless until the bottom of the eighth when junior Bryce Rogan blasted a solo shot to center field.

Pomona-Pitzer could not come back against the strong offensive performance for the Bulldogs as they fell in game one 13-3.

Game two:

Redlands had its bats working early as they posted a six run inning in the top of the second to jump out to an early 6-0 lead. The Bulldogs went on to score in three-straight innings as they scored one in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth to hold on to a 14-0 lead.

The Sagehens scattered five hits throughout the game but could not string enough together to bring in a run as they were shut out for just the second time this season.