Tony Cooper takes a big swing.

Cooper, Rodriguez Talk About Pepperdine’s Big Conference Sweep of BYU

Vince Gonzalez had two stand-up triples.MALIBU, Calif. — Tony Cooper couldn’t quite replicate his Friday afternoon four-hit, four-RBI performance, but Pepperdine was plenty happy with the outfielder’s three RBI on Saturday in an 8-7 win against BYU at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Cooper only had one hit, but he provided it when it mattered most. With two outs in the sixth inning, Pepperdine had a pair of runners in scoring position and had just tied the ball game. Cooper lined a 1-1 fastball into centerfield to score both runners and put the Waves ahead for good.

After Pepperdine finished off the sweep of Brigham Young, I chatted with Cooper and Pepperdine head coach Steve Rodriguez about the big West Coast Conference sweep and the final few weeks.

Cooper talked about the team holding their fate in their own hands in conference play this season. He also discussed his big couple of days and what it’s like batting behind slugger Joe Sever:

Coach Rodriguez discussed the performance of the offense to rally both Friday and Saturday for come-from-behind victories. He also talks about using lefties Matt Maurer and Aaron Brown against a left-handed heavy BYU lineup: