April 6, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine got a bases-loaded, two-out single in the 11th inning to slip past the Washington baseball team, 1-0, in a pitchers' duel Saturday at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
The two starting pitchers combined to allow just four hits over a total of 18 innings, though neither figured in the decision. Austin Voth went eight innings for Washington, allowing just one hit, a single and walked four while striking out 10. Pepperdine's Corey Miller pitched 10 innings, giving up three hits and no walks while striking out 10.
In the 11th, the Waves got a leadoff single from backup catcher James Grandpre. He moved to second on a bunt and to third on a groundout, after which a pair of walks (one of them intentional) loaded the bases. Jacob Coats came on to face Pepperdine leadoff hitter Hutton Moyer, who bounced a clean single up the middle to win the game.
Husky reliever Zach Wright, who entered the game in the ninth, suffered the loss to fall to 1-3 on the season. Pepperdine's Michael Swanner (1-0) pitched one inning for the victory.
Pepperdine (17-12) had only five players reach base and only two make it to second through the first seven innings. The Waves' best chance during those innings was probably the third, when with one out, a single and a walk had two aboard. But Voth got a lineout to right and a strikeout to end the inning.
The Huskies (8-20) didn't get their first hit until Ryan Wiggins led off with fifth with an infield single, but he ended the inning at second base. With one out in the sixth, Ty Afenir was hit by a pitch and stole second, but after a groundout moved him to third, Miller got a lineout to leave him stranded at third.
Both teams got a runner into scoring position in the eighth as the UW's Braden Bishop singled and stole second while Pepperdine's Ranny Lowe reached on an error and also stole second. But neither threat resulted in a run as the game went to the ninth still scoreless.
In the bottom of the ninth, with Voth out of the game, Pepperdine drew a pair of one-out walks. Wright came in and got a fly to shallow center for the second out, and, after the Waves loaded the bases on an infield single, Wright induced a groundout to send the game into extra innings.
The series wraps up Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. game.
|Linescore - April 6, 2013|
|Pepperdine 1, Washington 0|