Waves Down No. 24 Cal Poly 5-3 to Sweep Season Series
May 1, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. – Pepperdine scored five runs in the first two innings and held on for a 5-3 non-conference victory against No. 24 Cal Poly Wednesday at Eddy D. Field Stadium. The Waves (23-17) collect their third straight victory and complete the season series sweep against the Mustangs (28-14).
Hutton Moyer (San Diego, Calif./Cathedral Catholic HS) led the hit parade for Pepperdine, going 3-for-5 including his first collegiate home run in the second inning. Bryan Langlois (Oak Park, Calif./Oak Park HS), Sam Meyer (Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis, Calif.) and Kolten Yamaguchi (Kona, Hawaii/Konawaena HS) each recorded a pair of hits.
Pepperdine sent eight batters to the plate in the first and scored three runs with two outs. After back-to-back singles from Langlois and Meyer, Yamaguchi slapped an RBI single down the left field line for a 1-0 lead. The Waves then capitalized on a fielding error, good for a 3-0 lead.
In the second, Moyer lofted a 1-2 pitch into the parking lot in right field for a 4-0 advantage. Langlois followed with a single and scored on a Meyer double down the left field line for a 5-0 lead.
Cal Poly scratched one unearned run off lefthander Matt Maurer (Medford, Ore./North Medford HS) in the fifth inning, scoring on a fielder’s choice RBI after a Pepperdine fielding error. The Mustangs made things interesting in the eighth inning. Nick Torres doubled and Brian Mundell tripled followed by an RBI groundout to make the score 5-3.
Michael Swanner (Cardiff, Calif./La Costa Canyon HS) shut the door on the Mustangs’ comeback bid in the ninth, collecting his West Coast Conference-leading 11th save of the season. Swanner retired Cal Poly in order on a flyout and two groundouts.
Maurer (2-3) collected the win for the Waves, tossing 5.0 innings, allowing one unearned run off five hits to go along with four strikeouts. Jackson McClelland (Beaumont, Calif./Redlands East Valley HS) tossed two scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits with a strikeout.
Casey Bloomquist (3-1) suffered the loss for the Mustangs, going 2.0 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) off seven hits.
Pepperdine returns to WCC action with a big series in San Francisco, starting Friday, May 3. First pitch of game one against the Dons is set for 3:00 p.m. at Benedetti Diamond.