No. 23 Pepperdine Cranks Out 14 Hits And Six Runs In Series-Opening Win

Ryan Royster (shown) and Brandon Oliver each drove in a run against Pepperdine on Friday.  (Wayne Tilcock, <I>Davis Enterprise</i>)
 
Ryan Royster (shown) and Brandon Oliver each drove in a run against Pepperdine on Friday. (Wayne Tilcock, Davis Enterprise)
 

Feb. 9, 2007

Box Score

MALIBU, Calif. - Three different players drove in runs; three more runs came off errors, and Barry Enright gave up only two runs in 7.1 innings to highlight a 14-hit day and lead the 23rd-ranked Pepperdine Waves to a 6-2 victory on Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium in the first of a three-game series with UC Davis.

The Waves also had a total of 14 hits in the ball game to improve their record to 2-2 overall this season while the Aggies begin the year at 0-2.

Enright won his second game of the season as he allowed only two runs over 7.1 innings while striking out three batters. Jason Dominguez came in for Enright in the seventh and pitched 1.2 innings of one-hit, shutout baseball to earn his first save of the season.

Bryan Evans received the loss in his first start for the Aggies as he allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings of work.

Offensively, Ryan Royster and Brandon Oliver each drove in a run in the third inning to cap a two-run stand for the Aggies.

Chase d'Arnaud, Matt Aidem and Joe Evans all drove in runs for the Waves while four different players scored at least two runs.

The Waves got on the scoreboard in the first inning as Aidem singled through the left field side to score Danny Worth from third.

UC Davis took the lead in the third inning as they scored two runs off the bats of Oliver and Royster. After back-to-back singles from Jacob Jefferies and Justin Schafer, Royster drove home Jefferies with his single to left. Oliver singled home Schafer the next at-bat to give the Aggies the 2-1 lead.

Pepperdine fought back in the bottom half of the third inning and scored three runs off errors to take the lead, 4-2, and the eventual victory.

 

 

The Waves' other two runs came in the sixth and seventh innings off RBI's from d'Arnaud and Evans.

The two teams are back at Eddy D. Field Stadium again tomorrow as they play the second game of the series at 2:00 p.m.