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No. 23 Pepperdine Defeats UC Davis, 11-3, to Complete Three-Game Sweep

Feb. 11, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - Freshman designated hitter Mark Tracy highlighted a 14-hit attack with a pair of hits, including his first career home run, and sophomore right hander Brett Hunter pitched six solid innings to lead No. 23 Pepperdine to an 11-3 victory over UC Davis Sunday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium and complete a three-game sweep of the Aggies.

Making his first start of the season, Hunter allowed four hits, two unearned runs, walked two and struck out five to help the Waves improve to 4-2 on the season. UC Davis fell to 0-4.

After falling behind 2-0, Pepperdine tied the game on a two-run home run by Tracy in the fourth and broke the game open with a six-run sixth inning. The Waves sent 11 batters to the plate in the sixth as the rally was highlighted by a two-run single from Donald Brown and an RBI base hit from junior center fielder Adrian Ortiz.

Eight of the nine starters in the Waves' line-up had at least one hit, including Ortiz, Tracy, Brown and sophomore third baseman Chase d'Arnaud, all of whom had two hits. Tracy and Brown both had two RBI and scored twice, while Ortiz had two RBI and d'Arnaud scored a pair runs.

Freshman Jonathan Harmston pitched 1.1 innings of relief and allowed two hits, an unearned run and walked one. Sophomore Nick Gaudi worked 0.2 of an inning and sophomore right hander Doug Konoske closed out the game with a perfect ninth inning.

Pepperdine continues its 12-game homestand on Tuesday when it hosts USC at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m.