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Durrance Pitches For First Time Since 2008 In Waves' Loss To BYU

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April 1, 2011

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MALIBU, Calif. – The silver lining in Pepperdine baseball’s 8-3 loss to BYU Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium was the return of Jordan Durrance. The redshirt senior tossed only 10 pitches, but struck out both batters he faced in his first trip to the mound since June of 2008.

With the Waves (13-13) trailing 8-1 entering the ninth inning, Durrance (Manteca, Calif./Sierra HS) received the call from the bullpen and struck out Cougar left fielder Kelton Caldwell on four pitches, followed by a six-pitch punch out of pinch hitter Wyatt Padgett. Head coach Steve Rodriguez then brought in Cody Dickerson (Cypress, Texas/Cypress Woods HS) to record the final out as Durrance left the mound receiving a standing ovation from his teammates and several hundred in attendance.

BYU (14-11) was no-hit over the final 2.1 innings by the Waves’ relievers Durrance, Dickerson and Corey Miller (Laguna Niguel, Calif./JSerra Catholic HS), but really didn’t need any more base runners after scoring eight times against starter Matt Maurer (Medford, Ore./North Medford HS).

The Cougars scored single runs in the second and third, then added two more in the fifth before exploding for four runs in a game-changing seventh inning. BYU’s leadoff batter Stephen Wells opened the frame with a single up the middle, which was followed by a Andrew Law bunt up the third-base line that was overthrown by Miles Silverstein (Bell Canyon, Calif./Calabasas HS) into foul territory.

Law advanced to third on the error and scored two batters later on the first of three BYU RBI hits that inning, one of which was a triple to right by Austin Hall.

Pepperdine attempted to rally in the ninth off Cougar reliever Jeff Barker, and scored two runs off him via a bases-loaded single by pinch hitter Tyler Brubaker (Valencia, Calif./Saugus HS), but BYU quickly squashed the threat after bringing in David Parry to retire the Waves’ final two batters.

Chris Capper started and pitched 8.0 innings for the Cougars, striking out six. He surrendered seven hits with the only run he allowed being unearned in the fourth.  

Pepperdine will look to salvage the final game of its series with BYU Saturday at 1 p.m.

BYU 8, Pepperdine 3 (Apr 01, 2011 at Malibu, Calif.)
BYU.................     011 020 400  -  8  9  2      (14-11)
Pepperdine..........  000 100 002  -  3  9  3      (13-13)
Pitchers: BYU - CAPPER, Chris; BARKER, Jeff(9); PARRY, David(9) and WOLFE, Alex. Pepperdine -
Maurer, Matt; MILLER, Cory(7); DURRANCE, Jordan(9); DICKERSON, Cody(9) and Diedrich, Trent.
Win-CAPPER, Chris(2-2)  Loss-MAURER, Matt(3-2)  T-2:17  A-228
Weather: 74, Sunny



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