May 2, 2006
Senior second baseman David Uribes tied the Pepperdine and West Coast Conference (WCC) all-time hits record and sophomore right hander Jason Dominguez pitched 4.2 scoreless innings to lead the 21st-ranked Waves to a 5-1 victory over Long Beach State Tuesday night at Blair Field.
Uribes had two hits and scored twice to help Pepperdine win its sixth in row and improve to 31-16 on season and snap Long Beach State's (23-19-1) winning streak at seven games.
Uribes' two hits came in his first two at-bats as he tied former Waves infielder Paul Faries (1984-87) for first place with 314 career hits.
Meanwhile, Dominguez (4-1) was in control on the mound for Pepperdine as he held Long Beach State hitless for 3.2 innings before Shane Peterson singled to left-center field and Brandon Godfrey followed with a base hit as the 49ers put two runners on base for the first time in the game. He worked a 4.2 innings and allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two while throwing 61 pitches.
The Waves scored in each of the first three innings to take a 5-0 lead.
Uribes got Pepperdine going in the first inning as he opened the game with a single to center field and was sacrificed to second. Junior designated hitter Chad Tracy was then hit by a pitch and, after Nick Kliebert flew out for the second out, sophomore right fielder Donald Brown walked to load the bases.
With sophomore shortstop Danny Worth at the plate, Uribes scored on a passed ball by 49ers catcher Kip Masuda.
The Waves scored three more times in the second inning against Long Beach State starter Vance Worley (2-7). With one out, catcher Justin Tellam, Uribes and sophomore center fielder Adrian Ortiz hit three consecutive singles to produce a run. Uribes then scored on a wild pitch and Ortiz came home on a sacrifice fly to left by Tracy.
Pepperdine increased its lead to 5-0 in the third following a double by Worth and an RBI single to left by freshman third baseman Chase d'Arnaud.
Long Beach State pushed across a run against Minkel in the eighth inning to snap a streak of 18.2 consecutive scoreless innings by Pepperdine pitching dating back to Saturday's game against Portland.
Minkel also turned in a solid outing for the Waves as he pitched 3.1 innings, allowed three hits, one run and struck out one while pitching in relief.
Pepperdine returns to West Coast Conference (WCC) play on Friday when it travels to Spokane, Washington, to open a three-game series against Gonzaga beginning at 3 p.m.