Waves Fall 6-1 at San Francisco in WCC Play
May 4, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Pepperdine’s offense faltered against quality pitching and it dropped a 6-1 West Coast Conference decision to San Francisco Saturday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond. The Waves (23-19, 9-8 WCC) managed just three hits against the surging Dons (28-19, 13-7 WCC) and have now dropped back-to-back league series.
After consecutive walks to open the inning, Pepperdine finally got on the board in the sixth, plating one run on an RBI groundout from Sam Meyer (Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis HS).
San Francisco scored single runs in the first, third, fifth and sixth inning and put it out of reach in the eighth, plating a pair for a 6-1 advantage. The Dons pitching did the rest and operated very efficiently, retiring the Waves in order in the first and fifth and the seventh through ninth.
Pepperdine’s mounted a threat in the fourth. Austin Davidson (Oxnard, Calif./Oxnard HS) led off with a single and one out later, Meyer singled to give the Waves runners at first and second with one away. Pepperdine could not cash in as USF starter Alex Balog struck out the next two hitters to end the threat.
Corey Miller (Laguna Nigel, Calif./Serra HS) battled for the Waves but suffered from a lack of run support and some shaky defense. Miller (4-5) posted a quality start, allowing four runs (three earned) off 10 hits and struck out eight with only two walks. Balog (3-3) collected the win for USF, going 7.1 strong innings, allowing one run off three hits with six strikeouts against four walks.
Pepperdine looks to salvage a game in the series when it takes on San Francisco in the finale Sunday afternoon. First pitch against the Dons is set for 1:00 p.m. at Benedetti Diamond.