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No. 21 Pepperdine Sweeps Northwestern with Walk-Off Homer

March 26, 2006

Box Score

Justin Tellam launched a 2-1 pitch deep over the left field wall to extend the Waves' win-streak to six and hand Northwestern a 4-2 defeat at Eddy D. Field Stadium. Tellam's two run shot silenced a Wildcat comeback in the top of the inning and completed Pepperdine's first three-game sweep of the season.

Starter James Johnson was masterful for the first eight innings, holding Northwestern scoreless on two hits. Johnson then ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing two singles followed by a Dan Brauer, game-tying double with two outs and full count.

Johnson was relieved by Jason Dominguez who retired the only batter he faced as he picked up the win and improved to 3-1.

Wildcat starter, Julio Siberio, kept the Waves bats at bay for most of the game, allowing two runs on three hits over 6.0 innings of work. Reliever Ryan Myers picked up the loss after surrendering the walk-off shot in the ninth.

Tellam's fifth homerun of the year sparked a Waves offense that had struggled for the majority of the contest. The offensive attack was led by David Uribes, who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a trio of stolen bases. A pair of clutch at-bats by Nick Kliebert led to both of Uribes' runs.

The Waves continue play this week as they travel to USC on Tuesday to take on the Trjoans at 6 p.m. Pepperdine opens WCC action next weekend against rival LMU. The three-game series begins Friday at 2 p.m. at Page Stadium.