April 17, 2007
Freshman right hander Garrett Claypool pitched five scoreless innings and No. 24 UCLA took advantage of defensive miscues by No. 11 Pepperdine to register a 6-2 victory over the Waves Tuesday night at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Pepperdine fell to 28-12 on the season while the Bruins upped their mark to 19-16.
Pepperdine starter Adam Olbrychowski (5-2) pitched in tough luck as he worked 4.0 innings and was touched for three unearned runs while allowing five hits, walking one and striking out three.
UCLA took a 1-0 lead in the third inning, scoring a run after a dropped ball at first and scoring two more unearned runs in the fifth, capitalizing on a pair of passed balls.
The Bruins went ahead 4-0 in the fifth when Justin Uribe singled home a run with two outs against Waves reliever Daniel Farris.
Pepperdine cut the deficit to 4-2 in the seventh inning when Donald Brown singled to open the frame and freshman Ryan Heroy hit a towering home run of the left-center field fence off Bruins reliever Brandon Lafferty.
UCLA got one of those runs back in the bottom half of the inning on a two-out RBI single by Uribe against of junior reliever Robert Della Grotta.
Junior shortstop Danny Worth and sophomore second baseman Denny Duron led the Waves' offense with two hits apiece. Worth also collected his 56th career double to move him into sole possession of fourth place on the program's all-time list.
Pepperdine returns to West Coast Conference action on Friday when it opens a three-game series against Santa Clara at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 3 p.m.