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Pepperdine Evens Series With 7-5 Victory Over Gonzaga on Saturday


April 23, 2005

Box Score

Spokane, Wash. - Junior second baseman David Uribes collected three hits and had two RBI and sophomore catcher Chad Tracy highlighted a four-run seventh inning with a two-run single to help Pepperdine to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Gonzaga Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium and even the series at a game apiece.

Junior left-hander Paul Coleman scattered seven hits and allowed three runs (two earned) to improve to 6-0 on the season as the Waves improved to 26-13 overall and 12-4 in West Coast Conference (WCC) play.

The Bulldogs (25-15, 12-5) scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Waves cut the deficit in half with a run in the fifth before Gonzaga tacked on to its lead with a run in the sixth.

Pepperdine, which totaled 15 hits in the game, sent nine batters to the plate in the seventh inning against Gonzaga starter Patrick Donovan.

The Waves put together a two-out rally as Patrick Rooney singled and Adrian Ortiz doubled ahead of Tracy's two-run single. Brandon Harmon relieved Donavan and intentionally walked Steve Kleen before giving up run-scoring singles to freshman shortstop Danny Worth and pinch-hitter Luke Salas, giving Pepperdine a 5-3 lead.

Both teams added single runs in the eighth and ninth innings to make the final 7-5.

Ortiz, Worth, Salas and Rooney each had two hits for the Waves.

Freshman right hander Doug Konoske worked 2.1 innings to register his second save of the season.

Pepperdine and Gonzaga conclude their three-game series Sunday at 1 p.m.



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