Waves Take Second Game Against Utah Valley 9-2
Feb. 22, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - The Pepperdine baseball team scored in each of the first four innings Saturday and eventually broke the game open with five runs in the eighth en route to a 9-2 win over Utah Valley.
Jackson McClelland (Beaumont, Calif./Redlands East Valley HS) picked up the win on the mound giving up two runs through six innings and five different Waves drove in runs to power the offense.
Brad Anderson (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza HS) had RBI in the first and fourth inning, and scored on a wild pitch in the third on his way to a 2-for-2, two RBI, two run, two walk day. Bryan Langlois (Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS) went 3-for-4 at the plate and Aaron Barnett (Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano Valley HS) was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI.
Barnett's second hit of the day helped break things open in the eighth, when he plate two runs on a single through the right side. Manny Jefferson (Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS) also doubled down the left field line to drive in a run in the inning.
The Waves stayed just ahead of the Wolverines early, answering two third-inning Utah Valley runs with scores in both the third and fourth courtesy of Anderson. Hutton Moyer (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) picked up the RBI on a single in the second inning.
It was still a 4-2 game when McClelland left in the sixth, giving way to Chandler Blanchard (Henderson, Nev./Coronado HS) who worked two scoreless innings. Mat Snider (Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos HS) worked his way out of a bases-loaded jam due to a pair of fielding errors in the ninth to seal the 9-2 victory.
McClelland scattered six hits and struck out three batters without conceding a walk in the game to move to 2-0 on the year. Blanchard gave up two hits and no runs.
Zach Slesk drove in the only two runs for the Wolverines on a double in the third inning. Kade Andrus was the only player with multiple hits for Utah Valley, going 2-for-3 on the day.
The win moves the Waves to 5-1 on the year and drops Utah Valley to 2-5. The two teams will finish off the weekend series Sunday at 1 p.m.