Qsar Homers Twice in Game Three Loss to Saint Mary's

Jordan Qsar blasted two home runs in today's loss at Saint Mary's. (Photo by Jeff Golden)
Jordan Qsar blasted two home runs in today's loss at Saint Mary's. (Photo by Jeff Golden)
May 13, 2018

Final Stats

MORAGA, Calif. - Jordan Qsar of the first-place Pepperdine baseball team hit two home runs, including a ninth-inning three run blast in the Waves' 12-8 loss at Saint Mary's on Sunday afternoon.

Even with the loss, the Waves (28-19, 16-8) hold a two-game lead over the Gaels (30-20, 14-10) and Gonzaga (25-21, 14-10) in the West Coast Conference standings with three games to play.

BIG WAVES

  • Junior outfielder Jordan Qsar (El Cajon, Calif./Valhalla HS) went 3-for-4 on the day with six RBI, including two home runs, one in the third and one in the ninth. He finished the weekend 5-for-13 with three home runs.
  • Junior outfielder Matthew Kanfer (Playa del Ray, Calif./L.A.C.E.S.) also went 3-for-4 on the day, completing his impressive weekend in which he went 4-for-9 with two home runs, including a grand slam.
  • Freshman infielder Billy Cook (Monument, Colo./Lewis Palmer HS) entered the game in the seventh inning and went 2-for-2, including a lead off single and a run scored in the ninth inning.

 

 

 

PLAY-BY-PLAY

The Waves jumped out to an early lead when Jordan Qsar homered in the first inning after a Matthew Kanfer single, giving Pepperdine a two-run lead. The lead was extended when Quincy McAfee hit a single, scoring Cory Wills from second. The Waves had a 3-0 lead after one half inning of play.

Pepperdine held the 3-0 lead until the fourth inning when the Gaels scored seven runs, helped by a grand slam from Jackson Thoreson. After four innings, the Gaels led 7-3. 

The Waves got two more runs in the fifth inning, first off of a sacrifice fly from Kanfer. Qsar then stepped up to the plate and ripped a triple down the right field line, scoring Brandt Belk from first. Saint Mary's scored one more run in the bottom half of the fifth take an 8-5 lead.

The Gaels scored four more runs in the eighth, giving them a seven-run lead heading to the ninth.

Billy Cook led off the top of the ninth inning for the Waves, followed by a single from Kanfer. Qsar stepped into the box with runners on second and third with nobody out and hit a towering fly ball to right field, clearing the wall for a three-run home run, cutting the lead to four runs. The Waves got runners on first and second again, but a double play ended the ball game, giving the Gaels a 12-8 win.

UP NEXT

The Waves are back in action on Tuesday for the final non-conference game of the year when they travel to San Luis Obispo to take on Cal Poly at 6 p.m.

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