Waves Register 5-3 Win over Oral Roberts
Pepperdine improved to 12-4 with the win while Oral Roberts fell to 10-3. The Waves improved to 10-1 at home with the victory and have won nine consecutive games at Eddy D. Field Std.
Newman and Oral Roberts’ starter Jerry Sullivan kept each team scoreless through the first four innings, but Pepperdine got on the board in the fifth inning as Matt Aidem (Valencia, Calif./UC Santa Barbara/Valencia HS) singled to lead off the inning and scored on Chase d'Arnaud’s (Long Beach, Calif./Los Alamitos HS) RBI triple. Eric Thames (
In the seventh inning, Nate Simon (
The Golden Eagles finally got on the board in the ninth, on a three-run homer off Nick Gaudi (
Newman (Houston, Texas/Grayson C.C.) tossed eight innings, allowing four hits and two runs while fanning four batters. Newman improved to 3-1 with the win, while Sullivan fell to 2-2. Newman is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts spanning 25 innings.
Aidem led the Waves offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with one RBI, Trent Diedrich (Fresno, Calif./Bullard HS) notched a pair of hits, and d’Arnaud scored two runs and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Brendan Duffy led the Golden Eagles with two hits, and David Genao registered three RBI.
The Waves and Golden Eagles continue their three-game series tomorrow with a 1 p.m. game at Eddy D. Field Stadium.