LA MIRADA -- The Solana Beach Redbirds (1-1, 3-2) defeated the So Cal Shepherds (2-1, 2-1) 11-5 Wednesday afternoon at Biola University.
It was an entertaining game with runs scored in every inning but the third and ninth.
Brodie Maloney (Southwestern University) was big for the Redbirds with three RBI, one run scored and one stolen base just for good measure. Robby Pike (Palomar College) was the other big offensive star of the game, ripping in two RBI.
Gaige Howard (University of New Orleans) and Braden Lavoie (Palomar College) each scored three times.
The Shepherds were led by Austin Caulk's two RBI and Matthew Cho's (Whitman College) two hits and two runs scored.
The Shepherds next host a doubleheader at Biola starting at 1 p.m. Thursday against the Signal Hill Oilers.
The Redbirds have a couple days off before hosting a huge SBL doubleheader against the OC Legends on Saturday.