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No. 12 Waves Defeat No. 19 USC to Sweep Season Series

March 20, 2007

Los Angeles, Calif. - Junior Adam Olbrychowski turned in arguably the most impressive outing his career and was backed by a 14-hit attack as No. 12 Pepperdine defeated No. 19 USC 5-3 Tuesday night at Dedeaux Field to sweep the season series against the Trojans (16-10) for the second consecutive year and first time in series history.

After allowing two unearned runs in the first inning, Olbrychowski (5-1) retired 17 consecutive batters before allowing back-to-back one-out singles in the seventh inning. Junior right hander Jason Dominguez relieved Olbrychowski and got an inning-ending double play.

Sophomore Brett Hunter allowed a run in the ninth before earning his second save of the season and helping the Waves improve to 18-7 on the year and move a season-high 11 games over .500 for the second time.

After falling behind 2-0 in the first, Pepperdine tied the game in the second inning on back-to-back RBI singles by Denny Duron and Trent Diedrich.

Pepperdine went ahead 4-2 in the sixth inning. Freshman designated hitter Mark Tracy singled to open the frame and advanced to third on a double into the left-center field gap by Duron. Joseph Evans, pinch running for Heroy scored on a ground out Diedrich and Adrian Ortiz grounded out to first to score Duron.

Duron and Luke Salas led the Waves' offensive attack with three hits apiece, while sophomore third baseman Chase d'Arnaud had two hits, including his first triple of the season, to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 15 ganes.

Pepperdine opens a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at Caesar Uyseka Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.