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CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine Snaps 4-Game Skid With 9-4 Win

Blake Lacey scores from first.LOS ANGELES —  Kolten Yamaguchi hit his first two career home runs in subsequent innings to help Pepperdine break a four-game losing streak. The Waves defeated USC 9-4 Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field.

The Trojans (7-9) have now dropped six of seven after winning six of their previous seven.

USC held a 3-1 lead after four innings. AJ Ramirez had a two-run double in the second inning and James Roberts had an RBI double in the fourth, but Pepperdine (8-8) scored eight runs over the next three innings.

The Waves struck for five of those runs in the sixth inning. Yamaguchi hit a two-run homer that stayed inside the right field foul pole to put the Waves ahead 5-3. They loaded the bases with a single, hit by pitch and walk for Bryan Langlois, who cleared the bases with a double over the right fielder.

Yamaguchi added a deep solo shot to the left of the scoreboard in right-centerfield — an area of the ballpark where few home runs are typically hit — the following inning.

Mat Snider picked up the win with three innings of one-run relief for starter Jackson McClelland. Langlois finished with three hits and four RBI while Yamaguchi had two hits and three RBI.

Check out the 16-shot photo gallery from Tuesday night’s matchup:

  • Brent Wheatley struggled.
  • Cody Nulph shoots one to right field.
  • Blake Lacey scores from first.
  • Jackson McClelland pitched two innings.
  • Blake Lacey throws across the diamond.
  • Garrett Stubbs asks for an appeal.
  • Kevin Swick applies the tag to Chris Amezquita.
  • Sam Meyer catches the throw over as Kevin Swick dives back.
  • James Roberts leads off second base.
  • Bryan Langlois takes off from first.
  • Kevin Swick rounds third.
  • Mat Snider fires.
  • Adam Landecker makes a sliding stop.
  • Adam Landecker gets up and throws to first.
  • Marc Huberman congratulates Landecker.
  • Austin Davidson throws to first.
  • Conner Sullivan dives back.
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