Cal State Northridge Defeats Pepperdine, 16-10, Tuesday Afternoon
March 30, 2004
Cal State Northridge rallied from an early 5-1 deficit to post a 16-10 victory over visiting Pepperdine in a non-conference game Tuesday afternoon at Matador Field in Northridge. The loss snapped a season-high three game winning streak for the Waves.
Pepperdine fell to 11-15 on the season, while Cal State Northridge registered its second straight victory to improve to 12-17 on the year.
The Waves took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run home run off the bat of senior first baseman Brent Lewis and built a 5-1 lead in the second inning after scoring three times. Pepperdine scored on an RBI single by sophomore Taylor Klosowski and a two-run home run by sophomore second baseman David Uribes.
Facing an early deficit, Cal State Northridge scored in every inning but the third. The Matadors claimed the lead as they scored four more times in the fourth to claim a 7-5 lead.
The Matadors totaled 20 hits in the game as eight of the nine starters had at least one hit. Nick Mahin paced the way with a career-best four hits, including a three-run homer in the fourth to help CSUN jump ahead 7-5.
Designated hitter John Voita added a bases-clearing double in the fifth to give the Matadors a 10-6 lead.
Kyle Jean earned the victory for Cal State Nortridge after working 2.1 innings of relief. Sophomore James Johnson (1-1) suffered the loss for the Waves.
Freshman Luke Salas had his 15-game hitting streak snapped after going hitless in five at-bats.
Pepperdine returns to action on Friday when it opens a three-game West Coast Conference (WCC) series against San Francisco at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 2 p.m.