March 18, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Sophomore catcher Chad Tracy highlighted a four-run third inning with a two-run home run and sophomore right hander Jason Dominguez pitched 4.2 solid innings to help No. 21 Pepperdine register a 6-2 victory over Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium and even the three-game series at a game apiece.
Dominguez (1-0), who relieved starter Adam Olbrychowiski, with one out in the second inning, allowed three hits, two runs, walked one and struck out three to earn his first win of the season and help the Waves improve to 13-11.
Pepperdine jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third inning against Dartmouth starter Chase Carpenter (0-1).
Sophomore left fielder Matt Aidem opened the inning with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice and advanced to third on an infield single by senior second baseman David Uribes. Both runners scored on a triple to left field by junior center fielder Luke Salas.
Tracy capped the inning with a two-run home run to left that made the score 4-0 and moved him into a tie with Scott Shockey (1986-89) for eighth place on Pepperdine's all-time home run list with 26.
Dartmouth (1-4) cut the Waves lead in half with two runs in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Tommy Myette and a run-scoring single by Damon Wright.
Pepperdine answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single by freshman third baseman Chase d'Arnaud and added an insurance run in the eighth inning on a run-scoring single by Aidem.
The game also marked the season-debut of sophomore right hander Doug Konoske, who struck out two, walked one and allowed one hit in two scoreless innings of relief. Sophomore Barry Enright made his first career relief appearance and pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Pepperdine and Dartmouth conclude their three-game series with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.