Sam Meyer points to Sever after his big home run.

CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine Dashes LMU’s Postseason Hopes

The Pepperdine bench awaits Joe Sever after his three-run HR.LOS ANGELES — The Pepperdine Waves pounded out 17 hits and took over first place in the West Coast Conference with a 9-3 win over Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at Page Stadium.

Pepperdine (32-19, 14-6) broke open a 2-2 game with a four-run sixth inning, highlighted by Joe Sever’s three-run home run to left-centerfield. Sever reached base three times, finishing with two hits, two runs and four RBI.

Sever was one of six Waves hitters to record multiple hits led by freshman Austin Davidson’s career-high four knocks. Matt Forgatch had three base hits, including a pair of rocketed doubles that clanged off the Mikos Blue Monster in left field.

Scott Frazier (7-3) picked up the win with a gritty, 131-pitch, seven-inning outing. He allowed six hits and five walks, but pitched out of multiple jams allowing only two runs (one earned) while stranding nine men on base. Trevor Megill (5-7) took the loss for LMU.

The lone bright spot for Loyola Marymount was the continued perfection this series from Matt Lowenstein. The junior centerfielder scored two runs and drove in a run while going 4-for-4 with a double and a walk. He has now reached base in all 10 of his plate appearances in the series.

Check out the 20-shot photo gallery from Saturday afternoon’s Loyola Marymount/Pepperdine matchup below:

  • Aaron Brown warms up in the bullpen.
  • Scott Harkin fires from deep in the hole.
  • Scott Frazier flips a ball home.
  • James Grandpre chases down a runner.
  • Matt Lowensteain dodges a tag.
  • Shon Roe dives at first base.
  • Shon Roe snags a ball.
  • Scott Frazier fires home.
  • Mitchell Esser can't bring back Sever's home run.
  • Joe Sever points to the sky in remembrance of his mother after his HR.
  • Sam Meyer points to Sever after his big home run.
  • Shon Roe blocks a ball up
  • Zach Vincej ranges into the hole at SS.
  • Zach Vincej fires to first off-balance.
  • Matt Florer throws a sidearm pitch.
  • Matt Forgatch leads off third base.
  • Trevor Megill fires home.
  • Austin Davidson tries to make a catch over the tarp.
  • Joey Boney makes a play up the middle.
  • Matt Forgatch chugs home.
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