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No. 17 Pepperdine Falls 4-1 to No. 10 UCLA Tuesday Afternoon

May 8, 2007

Malibu, Calif. - Freshman right hander Garett Claypool pitched five shutout innings and shortstop Brandon Crawford had three hits and three RBI to lead No. 10 Pepperdine to a 4-1 victory over No. 17 Pepperdine Tuesday afternoon at Eddy D. Stadium.

The win improved the Bruins to 28-19 while the Waves fell to 31-17.

After starter Robert Dickmann pitched three perfect innings, Brett Hunter (6-5) came on in the fourth and allowed back-to-back singles to Jermaine Curtis and Alden Carrithers. Both runners advanced a base on a balk by Hunter and scored on a double to right-center field by Crawford.

Crawford score the inning's final run after stealing third and scoring on a wild pitch to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead.

The Waves' best scoring opportunity came in the sixth inning when they got the first two batters of the inning aboard and eventually loaded the bases with two outs but were unable to plate any runs.

The Bruins added an insurance run in the seventh on a home run to left field by catcher Ryan Babineau.

Pepperdine avoided being shutout when it scored an unearned run with two outs in the bottom half of the seventh.

Claypool (3-0) turned in a solid outing for the Bruins as he went five innings, allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four as he picked up his second win of the season against the Waves.

Pepperdine returns to action on Friday when it opens a three-game weekend series against Gonzaga at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 3 p.m.