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No. 21 Pepperdine Rallies to Defeat No. 4 Cal State Fullerton, 7-4, Tuesday Night

March 21, 2006

Fullerton, Calif. - Junior All-American Chad Tracy hit a pair of home runs and drove in four runs, and sophomore Donald Brown had a go-ahead single to lead No. 21 Pepperdine to a 7-4 victory over No. 4 Cal State Fullerton Tuesday night at Goodwin Field.

The win was the third in a row for the Waves (15-11) while the Titans (17-7) had their eight-game winning streak snapped.

Pepperdine rallied from a 4-3 deficit in the seventh inning, scoring two unearned runs with two outs as Tracy and Brown produced RBI singles to give Pepperdine a 5-4 lead.

The Waves added on to their lead scoring unearned runs in the eighth and ninth innings to complete the scoring.

Pepperdine struck first in the game as it scored twice with two outs in the third inning. Junior center fielder Luke Salas singled to left and Tracy followed with a home run to right-center field to give the Waves a 2-0 lead.

The Titans tied the score in the bottom half of the inning on RBI singles by first baseman Brett Pill and right fielder Jared Clark.

Tracy gave Pepperdine a 3-2 lead with his second home run of the night, a towering shot over the right-center field wall.

The lead was short-lived, however, as Cal State Fullerton took its first lead of the game in the bottom half of the inning a two-run home run to left field by third baseman Evan McArthur that gave the Titans a 4-3 lead.

Sophomore right hander Barry Enright (5-1) started for the Waves and pitched 6.1 innings, allowed eight hits, four runs, walked two and struck out four. It was Enright's fourth win over a ranked opponent this season.

Freshman right hander Brett Hunter worked the final 2.2 innings to earn his fifth save of the season.

Pepperdine opens a three-game series against Northwestern Friday at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 2 p.m.