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Darthmouth Defeats No. 21 Pepperdine, 3-2, in 11 Innings

March 17, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - Senior third baseman Tommy Myette singled with two outs in the 11th inning to lift Dartmouth to a 3-2 victory over No. 21 Pepperdine Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium and hand the Waves their second straight extra-inning loss.

The Pepperdine (12-11) loss overshadowed an outstanding pitching performance by senior Paul Coleman. The Waves left-hander struck out a season-high 10 batters in a career-high 10 innings of work.

After allowing two runs with two outs in the third inning, Coleman retired 18 of the next 20 batters, including 14 in a row, before allowing a one-out walk in the 10th.

Pepperdine had an opportunity to win the game in the ninth inning but had the potential winning run thrown out at the plate. Junior Luke Salas doubled with one out but was nailed at the plate trying to score from second on a single to center field by senior David Uribes.

The Waves had yet another chance to win the game in the 10th inning against Dartmouth reliever Klyle Zeis (1-0). Junior Chad Tracy opened the frame with a single and was sacrificed to second. Sophomore Donald Brown then walked to put two runners on with one out.

However, Zeis struck out pinch hitter Matt Aidem and left fielder Mike Craig to the end the inning.

It turned out to be a frustrating afternoon for the Waves, who left 11 runners on base, including five in scoring.

Dartmouth (1-3), which scored all three of its runs with two outs, took advantage of lead-off hit batsman to produce the winning run.

Freshman right hander Brett Hunter (2-2) relieved Coleman and hit catcher Klye Evans on a 1-2 pitch. Evans was sacrificed to second, advanced to third on an infield out and scored on a Myette's single to center.

Zeis was solid in relief for Dartmouth as he pitched five innings, allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four.

Coleman's final line was 10 innings pitched, five hits allowed, two earned runs, walked two and struck out 10 while throwing 116 pitches and lowering his ERA to 2.20.

Pepperdine and Dartmouth continue their weekend series with a 1 p.m. contest on Saturday.