April 20, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - Junior All-American Barry Enright pitched eight innings while juniors Adrian Ortiz and Danny Worth collected three hits apiece as No. 11 Pepperdine downed visiting Santa Clara 10-3 Friday afternoon in the opener of a three-game weekend series at Eddy D. Field Stadium.
Enright (10-1) allowed three runs in eight innings to move into a tie for second place on the Waves' all-time career wins list and Worth had a two-run double to tie for second place on the program's all-time doubles chart as Pepperdine improved to 29-12 overall and 9-1 in West Coast Conference play.
Santa Clara fell to 19-20 on the season and 5-5 in conference action.
The victory upped Enright's career record to 33-4 and moved him into a tie with Mike Fetters (1984-86) for second place in Pepperdine history and fifth all-time in WCC annals. In eight innings of work, the Waves' right hander allowed nine hits, three runs and struck out five.
The outing marked the fifth time this season Enright has pitched at least seven innings without issuing a walk and the 10th time in 12 starts he has allowed one or few free passes.
After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, Pepperdine broke the game open with a seven-run third inning as it sent 10 batters to the plate.
The Waves took advantage of pair of walks by Santa Clara starter Nate Garcia (3-5) to open the frame and had seven batters reach base before the first out of the inning was recorded.
Freshmen Matthew Frazee and Travis Tartamella walked to start the inning, and Ortiz, Worth, Eric Thames and Donald Brown followed with base hits to give Pepperdine a 4-1 lead. Worth and Thames had run-scoring singles and Brown followed with a bad-hop single over Broncos second baseman David Hoffmire's head that plated two runs.
Worth gave the Waves a 9-1 lead with a two-run double to left-center field on the first pitch he saw from Santa Clara reliever Justin Kuehn in the fourth inning. The two-base hit marked the 57th of his career and moved him into a tie with Rick Hirtensteiner (1986-89) and Chad Tracy (2004-06) for second place on Pepperdine's all-time doubles list.
Santa Clara added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings on home runs by Brady Fuerst and Ryan Conan.
Worth collected his career-high tying fourth RBI of the game on an infield single in the eighth inning.
Pepperdine and Santa Clara continue their series with Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest at Eddy D. Field Stadium.