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Waves Down No. 21 Cal Poly 8-6

Bryan Langlois hit his first home run of the year at No. 21 Cal Poly Bryan Langlois hit his first home run of the year at No. 21 Cal Poly

March 26, 2013

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Pepperdine broke open a 6-6 tie with two runs in the top of the ninth inning and fought off a late rally to down No. 21 Cal Poly 8-6 Tuesday night at Baggett Stadium. The Waves (14-9) win their sixth consecutive game in the first of two meetings this season against the Mustangs (17-6).

With the victory, Pepperdine improved to 4-4 overall against top-25 opponents and an impressive 4-3 on the road against ranked foes.

Pepperdine loaded the bases with one out in the ninth. Making his first start since March 3, Hutton Moyer (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) tapped a nubber in front of the plate. The throw home to get the force was wild allowing two runs to score for an 8-6 Waves lead.

Cal Poly promptly returned the favor and loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth on a hit batsman, a double and a throwing error. Pepperdine closer Michael Swanner (Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) worked out of the jam earning his fifth save of the year and third in five days with two strikeouts and a fly ball to right field.

Pepperdine built leads of 2-0, 3-2 and 6-4, but Cal Poly battled back each time and took its lone lead in the fourth inning at 4-3. The Waves scored three times on five hits in the sixth for a 6-4 lead and, after surrendering two runs in the bottom of the eighth, used two walks, an error and a single to manufacture two unearned runs breaking a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth.

Eric Karch (Fresno Calif./Clovis West HS), the third of four Pepperdine pitchers used in the game, earned his team-leading fifth win of the season, allowing two runs and three hits in 2.2 innings. The loss went to Michael Holback (2-1).

Bryan Langlois
(Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS) got the Waves on the board in the first inning with his first home run of the season, a two-run blast to center. Langlois finished 2-for4 with two runs and a walk. The Waves have now homered in three consecutive games.

Pepperdine outhit Cal Poly 13-9, led by third baseman Austin Davidson (Oxnard, Calif./Oxnard HS) with three singles. Moyer finished 2-for-5 with the team’s first triple of 2013, while Kolten Yamaguchi (Knoa, Hawaii/Konawaena HS) doubled. Brad Anderson (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza HS) went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Pepperdine travels to Provo, Utah for a three-game West Coast Conference series against Brigham Young, starting Thursday, March 28. First pitch of game one is set for 5:00 p.m. (PT) from Miller Park.



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