Waves Travel to Face Santa Clara
#13 Pepperdine (33-16, 12-5 WCC) at
When: Friday, May 16 (7 p.m.), Saturday, May 17 (6 p.m.), Sunday, May 18 (1 p.m.)
Where: Schott Stadium Â
Pepperdine’s makeup game with Gonzaga on Monday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium will be played unless Pepperdine wins two of three games from
First Meeting: 1966,
Last Meeting: 4/22/07, Pepperdine 2-0 @
Streak: Pepperdine has won eight of nine
Rodriguez vs.: 12-6
Media: Live Stats available at www.santaclarabroncos.com
PEPPERDINE RHP Nathan Newman (7-2, 2.75 ERA)
PEPPERDINE LHP Matt Bywater (7-2, 5.05 ERA)
PEPPERDINE To Be Announced
SERIES & TEAM NOTES
Â Pepperdine’s matchup with
Â Pepperdine’s makeup game with Gonzaga on Monday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at Eddy D. Field Stadium will be played unless Pepperdine wins two of three games from
Â The Waves took two of three from the Broncos last season in
Â The Waves’ current five-game winning streak matches its longest streak of the season, from 4/19-5/2.
Â The Waves are currently ranked #13 by Rivals.com. Pepperdine is also receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today coaches’ poll and the NCBWA poll.
Â Pepperdine is averaging a WCC-best 8.06 runs per game during conference play, and ranks second with a .319 batting average, and first with a .403 on-base percentage and 29 steals during WCC contests.
Brett Hunter notched four preseason awards, as he was named a Preseason first-team All-American by Baseball
Steve Rodriguez, a member of Pepperdine’s 1992 national championship team, begins his fifth season as the Waves’ head baseball coach in 2008. Since taking over the reins, Rodriguez has compiled a 148-98 (.601) record, including a 69-33 (.677) mark in West Coast Conference play. He led the Waves to three consecutive WCC titles (2004-06) and his teams have made NCAA Championships appearances all four years (2004-07). The 2007 season saw the Waves post a winning percentage above .600 for the third consecutive season and the program won at least 30 games for the 30th consecutive season. Pepperdine was ranked as high as #7 nationally at one point. Under Rodriguez’s guidance, the Waves tied a school-record with nine players taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft in June 2007.
Single-game tickets to all baseball games are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free to all Pepperdine students and faculty with a university ID.
ON THE WEB:
Live video and live statistics will be available for all home games at www.pepperdinesports.com. Go to the "Wave Casts" link toward the top of the page.