Tracking a Busy Summer for Pepperdine
Aaron Brown (Cleveland), Corey Miller (Milwaukee) and Michael Swanner (Atlanta) All Tabbed Saturday
Austin Davidson and Kolten Yamaguchi Capture First Team Selections
Aaron Brown Earns Sixth Win; Michael Swanner Collects WCC-Leading 14th Save; Bryan Langlois Homers
Michael Swanner Posts 12th Save; Hutton Moyer Collects Three Hits
Pepperdine took a thrilling 1-0 victory (11) against Washington Saturday on a walk-off single by Hutton Moyer.
Waves swept Western Michigan with a 10-6 win Sunday (2/17). (Photos by Stephen Wandzura & Viktor Steury )
Waves win 2012 WCC Title May 27, 2012 Pepperdine 5, USD 1 Malibu, Calif. Photos by Jeff Golden and Stephen Wandzura
Pepperdine Waves vs. UC Irvine Anteaters in Dodgertown Classic Dodger Stadium Photos by Jacqueline & Stephen Wandzura
Waves vs. Oklahoma Sunday, February 19, 2012 Eddy D. Field Stadium, Malibu, Calif. Photos by Stephen Wandzura
2013 MLB DRAFT: Drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 16th round (493rd pick) ... Swanner signed.
2013/JUNIOR: Emerged as one of the top closers in collegiate baseball as a junior for the Waves ... Led the league in saves (14) and gave up runs in just two of 15 outings in 2013 ... The righthander posted a 1-1 record with a 1.50 ERA with 26 strikeouts in 24.0 innings ... Struck out a season-high three batters at USC (3/12) and at Brigham Young (3/30) ... Opposing batters hit just .165 and managed two extra-base hits ... A member of the 2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List ... Finished the regular season ranked fourth in Pepperdine single-season history in saves ... Named All-WCC Honorable Mention.
2012/SOPHOMORE: Swanner made 22 appearances during his sophomore season, mostly as the Waves' closer out of the bullpen ... He finished with eight saves, tying for fifth in the conference ... In 24.1 innings thrown, he was 3-3 with a 2.96 ERA ... He earned his first victory over the season on Feb. 19 vs. Oklahoma, after throwing 0.2 innings and not allowing a hit as the Waves won 7-6 ... His first save came on Mar. 13 vs. UC Irvine in the Dodgertown Classic, as the Waves won 3-2. Swanner threw 0.1 innings and did not allow a run ... Had a season and tied his career high of two strikeouts in 1.2 innings of work vs. Columbia (3/14) and again at Santa Clara (4/22) in 1.2 innings ... Also had saves against Columbia (3/14), Kent State(3/19), Portland (4/14), twice against Santa Clara (4/21 & 4/22), BYU (5/12) and Long Beach State (5/15) ... Never allowed more than two walks in one outing.