Waves Fall 7-3 in Series Finale at No. 14 Louisville

Sam Meyer hit his second home run of the season.

March 4, 2012

Final Stats

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Pepperdine baseball team held things close through seven innings with No. 14 Louisville in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, but eventually fell 7-3 at Patterson Stadium.

Through the first five and a half innings the Waves (8-4) and the Cardinals (8-3) were tied 1-1. The Waves' run in the top of the third came off Sam Meyer's (Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis HS) second solo home run of the season.

The Waves' starter Corey Miller (Laguna Niguel, Calif./JSerra HS) was dealing through the first five innings, only allowing one run on six hits. However, the Cardinals' Stewart Ijames had a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth that put Miller and the Waves down, 4-1.

The Waves would answer with two runs of their own off reliever Joe Filomeno in the seventh. The Waves loaded the bases with two walks and one single by pinch hitter Matt Forgatch (San Marino, Calif./Denison Univ.). The Cardinals would bring on Darce Kime to relieve Filomeno, but Austin Davidson (Oxnard, Calif./Oxnard HS) got a ground out RBI to score the runner on third, Bryan Langlois (Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS). The Waves would push one more across in the inning off a Kime wild pitch, putting the score at the end of the top of the seventh, 4-3 Cardinals.

The Cardinals would push across three runs in the bottom of the eighth off of the Waves' bullpen. In the top of the ninth the Waves were not able to put any more runs on the board, leaving the final score at 7-3 Louisville.

The Waves will return to Malibu and look to get back on winning ways this week, as they host Rhode Island in a three-game set at Eddy D. Field Stadium, beginning on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m. PT.



#14 Louisville 7, Pepperdine 3 (Patterson Stadium) ------------------------------------------- Pepperdine.......... 001 000 200 - 3 5 0 Louisville.......... 010 003 03X - 7 12 0 -------------------------------------------

DP - Pepperdine 1; Louisville 1. LOB - Pepperdine 4; Louisville 4. HR -MEYER, S.(2); Ijames(4); Chittenden(1). HBP - VINCEJ, Z.. SH - GELALICH,M.(2); Gibson(4). SB - Ijames(2); Snyder(1). CS - GELALICH, M.(2).

Win - Tingle (2-0). Loss - MILLER, C. (2-1). Save - Self (3). WP - MILLER, C. 2(4); ALVAREZ, A.(1); Kime(2). HBP - by Tingle (VINCEJ, Z.). Pitches/strikes: MILLER, C. 84/56; McILHENNY, B 18/12; ALVAREZ, A. 6/3; Tingle 85/55; Filomeno 13/4; Kime 14/9; Self 25/17.

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