April 13, 2007
San Francisco, Calif. - Each time out this season, it appears junior All-American Barry Enright tries to top his previous outing. And Friday afternoon was no different as the Pepperdine right hander pitched eight shutout innings in leading the seventh-ranked Waves to a 10-4 victory over San Francisco Friday afternoon at Benedettin Diamond in the opener of a three-game West Coast Conference (WCC) series.
Backed by a 13-hit attack, Enright allowed five hits, walked one and struck out seven as Pepperdine improved to 27-10 overall and 7-0 in WCC play for the first time since 2005.
Enright, who entered the game tied for second in the country in wins, improved to 9-1, lowered his ERA to 1.38 and upped his career mark to 32-4 while moving into sole possession of sixth place on the WCC's all-time wins list. The Waves' right hander also improved his career record against WCC opponents to 16-0.
While Enright was blanking the Dons (18-18, 2-5), Pepperdine hitters were having success against USF ace left-hander Aaron Poreda (5-4). Eight of the nine batters in the Waves line-up had at least one hit, including junior shortstop Danny Worth who had three hits and scored twice.
Brown gave the Waves a 2-0 lead in the third inning as he doubled home a pair of runs with two outs.
Pepperdine loaded the bases again in the fourth and pushed across a run when third baseman Matthew Frazee, who was making his first career start, reached on a fielder's choice as Eric Thames scored from third base.
The Waves increased their lead to 5-0 in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Brown and Worth scored from third on a wild pitch after reaching on a base hit, stealing second and moving to third on a fly out.
Pepperdine put the game out of reach late by scoring a run in the eighth and four more in the ninth while batting around. In the four-run ninth, Frazee collected his first career hit as he singled home a pair of runs to cap the scoring.
San Francisco finally got on the board in the bottom of the ninth against Waves reliever Nick Gaudi, scoring four runs on five hits with two outs.
Pepperdine and San Francisco continue their weekend series with a 1 p.m. contest Saturday at Benedetti Diamond.