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No. 21 Pepperdine Falls 6-1 to Gonzaga Friday Afternoon in Spokane

May 5, 2006

Spokane, Wash. - Junior second baseman Scott Campbell went four-for-four and senior left-hander Patrick Donovan allowed one run over seven innings as Gonzaga defeated No. 21 Pepperdine 6-1 Friday afternoon in the opener of a three-game West Coast Conference (WCC) series at Avista Stadium.

The Bulldogs (27-19, 8-8) used a five-run fifth inning to break open a tie game en route to a win that snapped the Waves (31-17, 10-6) six-game winning streak. Pepperdine also dropped into a first-place tie with San Francisco, which defeated Saint Mary's 6-4 Friday afternoon.

Gonzaga sent 10 batters to the plate, collecting three doubles and a pair of singles against Pepperdine starter Paul Coleman and relievers Jason Dominguez and Brian Ozols. The big hit in the inning was a two-run single by right fielder Zach Woodward that capped the scoring and gave the Bulldogs a 6-1 lead.

It was the shortest outing of the season for Coleman (6-5), who lasted just four-plus innings and allowed five hits, three runs, walked three and struck out one.

The Waves tied the score at 1-1 in the third inning on an RBI single by sophomore center fielder Adrian Ortiz and had scoring opportunities in the fifth and seventh innings as they loaded the bases but were unable to score as Donovan (7-4) was able to get Danny Worth to ground out in the fifth and line out into a double play in the seventh.

Ortiz led the Waves with three hits.

Pepperdine will attempt to even the series on Saturday when it takes on Gonzaga at Avista Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.