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No. 12 Waves Ride Offensive Explosion To Rout of UCSB, 16-1

March 24, 2007

In its biggest offensive output of the season, every batter in the starting line-up had at least one hit and No. 12 Pepperdine scored in each of the first six innings as the Waves rolled to a 16-1 victory over UC Santa Barbara Saturday afternoon at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium.

Pepperdine established season-highs for runs scored and hits (18) as it improved 19-7 overall and moved a season-high 12 games over .500. UC Santa Barbara fell to 10-11.

Junior All-American Barry Enright (6-1) was the beneficiary of the Waves' offensive output as he pitched seven innings, allowed four hits, one run, walked one and struck out six. The win improved Enright's career mark to 29-4 and tied him with Dan Haren (1999-01) for third place on Pepperdine's all-time wins list.

The Waves scored single runs in the first three innings and added three more in the fourth to take a 6-0 lead against UC Santa Barbara starter Steve Morlock (3-4). After the Gauchos tallied their only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth, Pepperdine broke the game open by scoring fifth and seven in the sixth to build a 15-1 lead.

Juniors Donald Brown and Danny Worth led the Waves with three hits apiece while senior Luke Salas and freshman catcher Travis Tartamella homered. Pepperdine totaled a season-high nine extra base hits in the game as Worth had two doubles and a triple, and Brown had a pair of doubles.

Sophomore Nick Gaudi and junior Robert Della Grotta each pitched a scoreless inning for the Waves.

Pepperdine and UC Santa Barbara continue their three-game series on Sunday when it shifts to Malibu for a 1 p.m. contest at Eddy D. Field Stadium.