LOS ANGELES — Floyd Given hit a bases clearing double off the right-centerfield wall and bested himself with a shot over the right field wall. The outfielder affectionately known to his teammates as “Granpappy” reacehd base three times and finished 2-for-4 with four RBI to help Pepperdine defeat Loyola Marymount 6-3 Friday afternoon at Page Stadium.
The win gave Pepperdine (31-19, 13-6) a crucial West Coast Conference win that moved the Waves into a tie for first place with San Diego. With the loss, Loyola Marymount (23-25, 11-8) must now win their final five WCC games and have Pepperdine win two of three next weekend when San Diego plays in Malibu.
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.
MALIBU, Calif. — For the second day in a row, the Pepperdine offense rallied from behind to take down the BYU Cougars. On Saturday, the Waves (28-19, 12-6) trailed 5-2 and 6-4, but a four-run sixth inning propelled them to an 8-7 victory at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
The win gave Pepperdine a crucial West Coast Conference sweep that moved the Waves into a tie for first place after league-leading San Diego dropped its second straight game to Loyola Marymount.
In the paramount sixth inning, redshirt freshman Bryan Langlois led off with an infield single, reaching on a chopper to third base. Both James Grandpre and Matt Gelalich walked, despite both beginning their at bats trying to sacrifice bunt. Zach Vincej flared a single into centerfield to score a run and Joe Sever tied the game with a sacrifice fly to right field.
MALIBU, Calif. — UCLA took a 6-2 win at Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium Tuesday afternoon. The Bruins took advantage of five Waves errors and junior outfielder Jeff Gelalich drove in two runs, including a true big fly to right field up and over the Pepperdine scoreboard.
The Bruins bounced back from a tough loss Sunday afternoon when they blew a 10-5 lead to Purdue in the ninth inning.
MALIBU, Calif. — Corner infielders are supposed to provide pop in the lineup. Pepperdine first baseman Sam Meyer and third baseman Austin Davidson did just that Saturday afternoon in the Waves’ 8-3 win over visiting San Francisco (23-27, 9-8).
Davidson hit a three-run homer off the scoreboard in right field in the sixth inning and Meyer crushed the first pitch of the seventh inning way beyond the left field fence. The corner infield duo combined to reach base six times and drive in five of the Pepperdine (25-18, 8-6) runs.
MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine used a 12-hit attack, including home runs from Austin Davidson and Sam Meyer, to win 8-3 and even the series with San Francisco at Eddy D. Field Stadium Saturday afternoon.
Scott Frazier picked up his sixth win of the season. He struck out eight San Francisco batters while allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. Continue reading
MALIBU, Calif. — Pitcher Abe Bobb threw a four-hit, two-run complete game to lead San Francisco to a 7-2 win over Pepperdine Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Bobb allowed a leadoff single in the first before retiring 18 hitters in a row. A single in the seventh inning led to an unearned run and Bobb allowed a run in the ninth inning on a single and a double. That was the extent of Pepperdine’s offensive attack as Bobb mixed his pitches and attacked the Waves’ hitters with his fastball.
He struck out five.
MALIBU, Calif. — San Francisco’s Friday starter pitched like you would expect a likely top 10 draft pick to pitch. However, San Francisco ace Kyle Zimmer, who will almost certainly be one of the top players selected in the MLB amateur draft next month, cheered from the dugout, nursing a hamstring injury.
Abe Bobb was the one dominating on the mound.
Bobb pitched his first career complete game — a four-hitter — in the Dons’ 7-2 victory over Pepperdine at Eddy D. Field Stadium Friday afternoon.
MALIBU, Calif. — Portland defeated Pepperdine 4-3 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
The Pilots scored the winning run when Cody Lenahan singled to centerfield and Turner Gill raced home from second base to beat Matt Gelalich’s throw.
But just how close was play at the plate?
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MALIBU, Calif. — Pepperdine second baseman Joe Sever had done everything all game for the Waves. But as he ran toward home plate in the bottom of the tenth inning Sunday afternoon, the only thing he could do is hope for a booted ball or an errant throw.
With Tony Cooper on first base and Sever on third with one out in the tenth, Sam Meyer ht a grounder to second base. Instead of the error Sever hoped for, Portland’s Cody Lenahan started the tailor-made 4-6-3 double play to end the game and give the Pilots a 4-3, extra-inning victory at Eddy D. Field Stadium.