LOS ANGELES — Floyd “Granpappy” Given had a three-run double and a solo home run to lead the Pepperdine Waves to an important 6-3 West Coast Conference win over Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon at Page Stadium.
Given’s four RBI gave Pepperdine (31-19, 13-6) starting pitcher Jon Moscot all the support he needed. Moscot pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing three earned runs on seven hits and three walks. Eric Karch finished off the gave, pitching 2 1/3 scoreless innings allowing only two hits while striking out one. He earned his first save of the game.
After Pepperdine pushed LMU (23-25, 11-8) to a must-win situation for the remainder of the Lions conference scheduel, I chatted with Moscot and Given about the big WCC win.
Moscot talked about the West Coast Conference win and not getting the greatest results despite feeling good throughout his outing. He also chatted about getting some run support and Given’s performance:
Given discussed what he saw from LMU’s pitchers and why he pointed into the bleachers after his second home run of the season. He also talked about giving Moscot some early run support: