Waves Shut Out Alumni, 4-0, Swanner Given Scolinos Award

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Jan. 25, 2014

Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine scored two runs in the first inning and two runs in the fourth inning, taking a 4-0 victory in the 2014 John Scolinos Alumni Game on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Aaron Brown's two out double in the first scored Austin Davidson and Bryan Langlois who had each singled.  Langlois' two run home run in the third gave the Waves a 4-0 lead.

Freshman Chandler Blanchard got the start for the Waves, allowing only one hit in 4innings and striking out 3 for the win.  Jason Balades threw three perfect innings for the save. 

Langlois and Brown each ended the day with two hits and two RBI.  Freshman Jeremy Goldenetz also had two hits for the Waves.  G. J. Raymundo had the only hit for the Alumni.

The Waves open up the 2014 season when it welcomes St. John's to Malibu for a three-game series beginning Friday, February 14. 

Waves 4, Alumni 0 (Malibu, Calif.)
Alumni.......... 000 000 0 - 0 1 2
Waves......... 202 000 0 -  4 8 0
Waves:  Blanchard, Balades
Alumni:  Cook, Gaudi, Silverstein, Ramirez, Landis, Housley, Ortiz, Sever
Time: 1:45

John Scolinos Award
At the John Scolinos Alumni Dinner following the afternoon game, Michael Swanner was given the John Scolinos Award. Given annually since 2005, the John Scolinos Award recognizes one Pepperdine Baseball student-athlete for his exemplary behavior during a season or career. The recipient will be honored for demonstrating strong character traits, including humility, resourcefulness, loyalty, honesty, work ethic, Christian behavior and sportsmanship.

Swanner played for the Waves from 2011-2013, emerging as one of the top closers in collegiate baseball before being drafted by the Atlanta Braves. Swanner amassed 14 saves in his final season at Pepperdine, the fourth best season total in program history, and had 22 overall for his career. He finished with a 2.85 ERA (1.50 in 2013), striking out 55 batters in 75.2 innings pitched and allowed just 14 hits and a .165 opponents' batting average his final season. Swanner was named All-WCC honorable mention and was a member of the 2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List as a senior.

Former major leaguer Gabe Kapler also highlighted the night as the Alumni Dinner's keynote speaker.



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