The Waves and Cougars play the rubber game at noon tomorrow.
The Waves opened the season with a 2-1 series win over Oakland
Pepperdine had 15 different players playing in seven different leagues around the country.
The Waves close out the series vs. the Pilots on Sunday.
Aaron Barnett plates two runs in his 3-for-5 offensive outing vs. the Bulldogs.
JUNIOR/2016: Appeared in 12 games and made seven starts on the mound for the Waves, contributing both as a reliever and starter as a junior in 2016 … Compiled a 3.19 ERA, third best on the team, in 42.1 innings pitched … Had a 3-2 record … Posted one save and was part of two combined shutouts … Struck out 31 batters and walked just seven … Gave up 46 hits, with opponents batting .279 against him … Struck out a career-high five batters on three different occasions … Tossed a season-high 6.2 shutout innings against BYU (5/6) to help the Waves to a crucial 3-0 win late in the season … Had five outings in which he did not give up a run.
SOPHOMORE/2015: Pitched in 30 games for the Waves, making five starts … Pitched 57.2 innings over the season … Named to the WCC All-Tournament team after getting the start and win over LMU in the championship game, giving up just two runs in a career-high 7.1 innings pitched … Struck out 33 batters while walking just 16 … Picked up four saves and posted a 4-4 record … Matched a career-high with four strikeouts against USC (4/14) and LMU (5/23).
FRESHMAN/2014: Appeared in 26 games as a reliever for the Waves ... Posted a 1.12 ERA in 32.0 innings pitched ... Had a 1-1 record, getting his lone victory against Cal Poly in the NCAA Regional (6/1) ... Struck out 23 batters while walking just nine on the year ... Held opponents to a .209 batting average ... Made four postseason appearances, giving up no earned runs in 4.0 innings ... Did not give up an earned run over his last 11 appearances of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Coronado High School in Henderson, Nev. ... Played three varsity seasons for head coach David Padilla ... Named the 2013 Nevada State Player of the Year by the Review Journal ... Was a MaxPreps All-American second team honoree and Rawlings All-West region first teamer his senior year ... Also named All-State first team as a senior and All-Southern Nevada as a junior and senior ... Was a career .360 hitter for Coronado, hitting 18 homers and driving in 65 runs ... Holds the Coronado HS career and single season (12 in 2013) home run records and also set the school record for wins (10) as a pitcher.
CLUB: Played two years for the Las Vegas Cardinals ... Team went 4-1 in the Senior Fall Classic for scout ball ... Gave up seven hits all fall.
PERSONAL: Given name is Chandler Austin Blanchard ... Born in Henderson, Nev. ... Son of Cheryl and John Blanchard ... has one brother and one sister, Jordon (24) and Courtney (25) ... Majoring in media production ... Chose Pepperdine because of the baseball program and smaller class sizes.
FAVORITES: Mike Trout (athlete); Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (team); Harry Potter (book); The Lion King (movie); Breaking Bad (TV show); Imagine Dragons (musical artist); Italian (food); Basketball (sport other than baseball)