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CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine Salvages 10-4 Win Against Zags

Greg Zebrack takes a ball off the helmet.MALIBU, Calif. — Aaron Brown pitched his first career complete game and the Pepperdine offense knocked 13 hits as the Waves salvaged a 10-5 win against Gonzaga Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

After Gonzaga (26-11-1, 13-5) held the Waves to only three runs in the first two games of the series, Pepperdine (21-17, 9-6) was able to knock around Bulldogs starter Zack Abbruzza, chasing him after 2 2/3 innings.

Gonzaga took the early lead manufacturing runs in the first and second innings, but Pepperdine responded in the second inning thanks to the hustle of Ranny Lowe, who beat out a two-out chopper to shortstop with runners on the corners to score a run and keep the inning alive. Drew Hacker followed with an RBI single to tie the game. Continue reading


SoCal Weekend Wrap: Devastating Dirtbag Losses

Rough weekend for Long Beach.

It was a rough weekend for Long Beach State, who had two very disappointing endings. Outside of the Dirtbags’ struggles against rival Cal State Fullerton, it was a very successful weekend in Southern California as SoCal squads won five of the seven other series that were played.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: It’s Kris Bryant’s World

Ranny Lowe scores the winning run.

After a rough weekend overall last week, the Southern California squads bounced back with four series sweeps and a pair of series wins. Pepperdine took a SoCal West Coast Conference matchup with Loyola Marymount in walk-off fashion and Kris Bryant made a claim for Golden Spikes early frontrunner with a monster weekend against BYU.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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CBD Visit: Yamaguchi, Hacker Ninth Inning Heroics Lead Waves to 4-3 Win

Pepperdine dogpiles Drew Hacker.

MALIBU, Calif. — Sometimes all it takes is one good swing to turn a series around. Kolten Yamaguchi provided that swing for Pepperdine on an overcast Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Down to its final out, trailing 3-2 in the ninth inning, Yamaguchi laced the first pitch he saw from Loyola Marymount closer Bret Dahlson. Yamaguchi’s line shot scraped over the right field wall for a game-tying home run. Continue reading

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CBD Photo Gallery: Pepperdine Wins Series With Walk-Off

Ranny Lowe hustles home.MALIBU, Calif — Maybe it was the luck of the Irish coming in the form of the green St. Patrick’s Day hats being worn by Pepperdine?

Down to their final out, the Waves (10-9, 2-1) got a game-tying home run from Kolten Yamaguchi and a walk-off single from Drew Hacker three batters later to defeat Loyola Marymount 4-3 and take the opening West Coast Conference series Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Loyola Marymount (8-12, 1-2) took a 3-0 lead against Pepperdine starter Aaron Brown in the third inning. Matt Lowenstein singled home a run after Brown walked two batters. Following a fielder’s choice, Colton Plaia doubled to right-centerfield to bring home two more runs.

Pepperdine got on the board in the bottom half of the inning. Chris Amezquita hit a two-out solo home run to left field. The Waves scratched out a run in the fifth inning with the assistance of a wild pitch after two infield singles and a sacrifice bunt.

After two hitless innings of relief by Carlos Fuentes, Dahlson got the first two batters to pop out, but his first pitch to Yamaguchi was a high fastball that Yamaguchi roped on a line just over the wall in right field.

Ranny Lowe walked and Cody Nulph reached when a high throw from shortstop David Edwards pulled Cullen Mahoney off the base, setting the table for Hacker. The sophomore second baseman lined a 2-2 pitch right back up the middle and Zac Fujimoto’s throw was up the third base line, allowing Lowe to slide in with the winning run.

Check out the 22-shot photo gallery from Sunday’s thrilling rubber match:

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CBD Visit: Yamaguchi, Langlois Power Pepperdine Past USC

Mat Snider picked up the win.

LOS ANGELES — Pepperdine scored five runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie and eventually take a 9-4 victory at USC’s Dedeaux Field Tuesday night. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Waves.

Kolten Yamaguchi smacked a two-run homer to break the 3-3 tie and put the Waves ahead. After freshman reliever loaded the bases later in the inning, Bryan Langlois cleared them with a double that one-hopped the right field wall.

An inning later Yamaguchi struck again with his second career home run on a hanging changeup from Shane Gonzales.

USC threatened in the eighth inning as erratic Alex Najera walked a batter, hit two batters and threw two wild pitches, allowing one run to score, but before the Trojans could trim the lead further, Pepperdine head coach Steve Rodriguez went to closer Michael Swanner. Swanner stranded both runners and finished off the game, striking out three of the six batters he faced. Continue reading


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:

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SoCal Weekend Wrap: Not Many Wins to Go Around

Kevin Kramer had the big hit against USC.

It was tough sledding for the Southern California programs this weekend as only the cream of the crop came away with a winning record.

USC and UCLA hosted the Dodgertown Classic, bringing in a pair of ranked squads for competition. San Diego also hosted a tournament at its new Fowler Park, inviting three Northern squads to come down and enjoy the sunshine and quality baseball.

Cal State Fullerton hosted an SEC squad while UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount went on the road to face squads that could vie for the Mountain West and Big 12 championships.

We provided you with live updates on Twitter (@SoCal_CBDaily) throughout the weekend, but here’s a recap of all the weekend action:

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CBD Visit: Pepperdine Offense Struggles Against Seton Hall

Josh Provost gets the win..MALIBU, Calif. — Josh Provost struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings to lead Seton Hall to a 3-1 win Saturday afternoon at Pepperdine’s Eddy D. Field Stadium.

With their small ball approach, the Pirates scratched across three runs and that was more than enough. The Pepperdine lineup, missing starters Nate Johnson, Sam Meyer and Hutton Moyer and still without the services of Aaron Brown (though he is supposed to return to the mound on Sunday), struggled to score runs.

Pepperdine starter Corey Miller was not his sharpest, but he kept the Waves in the game, allowing only two runs in six innings. But for the second consecutive game, Seton Hall’s pitching shut the Waves down. Provost picked up his first win of the season while Brian Gilbert collected his first save. Gilbert pitched the final two frames without giving up a hit.
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CBD Photo Gallery: Seton Hall Takes Series at Pepperdine

Austin Davidson chases a baserunner.MALIBU, Calif. — For the second day in a row, Seton Hall’s starting pitching shut down Pepperdine. The Pirates claimed their second win of the season behind 6 1/3 strong innings from Josh Provost Saturday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Provost allowed only four hits through six innings and left with a 2-0 lead after Bryan Langlois singled in the seventh inning on Prevost’s 86th pitch. Langlois advanced to third on a groundout and a wild pitch. Ranny Lowe got the Waves on the board with a dribbler down the line for an infield single.

However, Pepperdine stranded a runner in scoring position in each of the final two frames as Brian Gilbert locked down the save for the Pirates.

Seton Hall took the early lead in the second inning. A wild pitch brought home a run after a pair of singles put runners on the corners. The Pirates added a second run off Waves starter Corey Miller in the sixth inning when Zack Weigel hit a sac fly with the bases loaded.

Miller was able to get out of the jam thanks to a nice running catch in centerfield by Lowe, but Scott Kalamar made the Waves pay for an error in the seventh inning. After Alex Falconi reached on a throwing error, Kalamar doubled just inside first base to give the Pirates an extra insurance run that coach Rob Sheppard said was crucial.

Check out the 21-shot photo gallery from Saturday afternoon’s game:

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