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No. 23 Pepperdine Defeats UC Davis 6-2 Friday Afternoon in Series Opener

Feb. 9, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - Junior All-American Barry Enright allowed two runs over 7.1 innings and sophomore designated hitter Eric Thames collected three hits to lead a 14-hit attack as No. 23 Pepperdine defeated UC Davis 6-2 Friday afternoon in the opener of a three-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

The victory evened the Waves' record at 2-2 on the season while the Aggies fell to 0-2.

For the second straight outing, Enright (2-0) was in command throughout, retiring the first seven batters he faced before allowing four straight singles that produced a pair of runs and gave UC Davis a 2-1 lead.

The win improved Enright's career record to 25-3 and moved into a tie with Jacob Barrack (2001-04) and Randy Wolf (1995-97) for 10th place on Pepperdine's all-time wins list.

Pepperdine rallied for three runs in the third to take a 4-2 lead against Aggies' starter Bryan Evans (0-1).

Thames opened the inning with a base hit and sophomore third baseman Chase d'Arnaud followed with a single to put runners at first and second. Junior first baseman Matt Aidem then laid down a bunt between the pitcher's mound and the third base line that Evans fielded and threw towards third base.

However, Daniel Descalso was not expecting the throw and it went into short left field allowing Thames to score the tying run. Senior Luke Salas followed with a bunt single and d'Arnaud scored all the way from second base when Descalso's throw pulled Grant Hirneise off the bag at first base.

Aidem scored the inning's final run on a double play.

The Waves added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings on a run-scoring double by d'Arnaud and RBI single by senior pinch-hitter Joe Evans.

Junior right hander Jason Dominguez worked the final 1.2 innings to record his first save of the season.

Pepperdine and UC Davis continue their three-game series with a 1 p.m. contest Saturday at Eddy D. Field Stadium.