LOS ANGELES — Joe Sever drove in four runs on the day and had the big blow in a four-run sixth inning that broke a 2-2 tie and propelled Pepperdine to a 9-3 win at Loyola Marymount Saturday afternoon at Page Stadium.
Sever blasted a 1-1 fastball over the left-centerfield fence for a three-run homer to give the Waves a 6-2 lead that they did not relinquish. He finished the day 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs scored to go with his four RBI.
With the win, Pepperdine moves in front of San Diego by a half-game in the race for the West Coast Conference title. After the game, I talked with Sever about winning the series against LMU and the upcoming unofficial championship series against San Diego.
Sever said the team has been looking forward to the potential of the final weekend showdown with the Toreros being for the WCC crown since the conference schedule was released. He also chatted about how the Pepperdine squad is playing some of its best ball all season now that some key players have got healthy. He also discussed the “bulldog” performance of Scott Frazier (7 IP, 6 H, 2 R, ER, 5 BB, 6 K) on the mound: