May 6, 2006
Spokane, Wash. - Senior second baseman David Uribes became the Pepperdine and West Coast Conference's (WCC) all-time career hits leader and sophomore right hander Barry Enright won his 20th career game as the 21st-ranked Waves defeated Gonzaga 13-4 Saturday afternoon at Avista Stadium to even the WCC series at a game apiece.
The win kept Pepperdine (32-17, 11-6) in a first-place tie with San Francisco (31-19, 11-6), which defeated Saint Mary's 5-3 on Saturday.
Uribes wasted little time setting the career hits record as he doubled to leadoff the game, advanced to third on a bunt single by sophomore Adrian Ortiz and scored the first run of the day following a sacrifice fly by senior Nick Kliebert. The Waves took a 2-0 lead on a single to left field by sophomore Donald Brown that scored Ortiz from second base.
Pepperdine roughed up Gonzaga starter Clayton Mortensen (6-8) and the Bulldogs bullpen as it scored four times in the third and fifth innings to take a commanding 10-0 lead.
Uribes had two hits in the contest to break a tie with former Waves infielder Paul Faries (1984-87) and increase his career total to 316. The Pepperdine second baseman also scored twice and collected three RBI on the afternoon.
The Waves totaled a season-high tying 16 hits in the contest as eight of the nine batters in the starting line-up had at least one hit. Uribes, Ortiz, junior Chad Tracy, Brown, junior Luke Salas and freshman Chase d'Arnaud had two hits each. Ortiz and Kliebert also had three RBI each.
Enright (10-1) pitched seven innings, allowed six hits, walked two and struck out one to earn the victory and improve 20-2 in his career. Enright reached the 20-win plateau in 34 career appearances.
Pepperdine and Gonzaga will conclude their three-game series with the rubber game scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.