“We are trying to set a record for most innings played in a regional appearance,” said San Francisco head coach Nino Giarratano. “Hopefully we can stay here and play all 18 innings in two games, not just one tomorrow.” Continue reading
In the bottom of the eleventh inning, a lower liner off the bat of first baseman Blake Fox, mixed with the afternoon sun and evaded San Francisco’s left fielder Derek Atkinson.
Center fielder Leon Byrd trotted home from second, resulting in a 3-2 Rice victory. Continue reading
The Oregon Ducks and PK Park were once again selected as a regional host site for the second straight year. The announcement that a regional would take place in Eugene again, made Oregon one of eight programs (Florida State, LSU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, and UCLA) to be awarded back-to-back hosting opportunities. It’s quite a feat if you consider that Oregon reinstated baseball in 2009. Continue reading
In preparing for the weekend, I caught up with Oregon State head coach Pat Casey to talk about his thoughts on how the season has gone so far for the Beavers. Oregon State is 8-0 and off to their best start since 1962. “Obviously when you start 8-0, you feel like you did a lot of things well,” Casey said. We played fairly well on the defensive side of the game. I think we could have swung the bats better.” The Beavers enter the weekend with a .297 team batting average, but will look to improve upon that number against a team in Bryant who has only played three games this season. Continue reading
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
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.
The Dons (15-22, 2-5) didn’t get the typical stellar outing from ace pitcher Kyle Zimmer (3-3), but the offense picked up the slack. The offense provided Zimmer with five runs in the third inning and 12 runs overall — the most support he’s received all season.
Zimmer pitched seven innings, allowing six earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five LMU (14-15, 4-3) batters.