May 20, 2007
Portland, Ore. - Junior All-American Barry Enright allowed one earned run over nine innings and sophomore third baseman Chase d'Arnaud had three hits and two RBI to lead No. 25 Pepperdine to a 4-2 victory over Portland Sunday afternoon at Joe Etzel Field to complete the series sweep.
In tossing his third career complete-game and second of the season, Enright improved to 12-4 on the year and 35-7 in his career to help the Waves conclude the regular season 35-20 and 14-7 in West Coast Conference (WCC) play.
Enright and Portland starter Chris Siegfried (1-2) were locked in a pitcher's duel as they allowed a combined five hits through four innings.
The Waves finally broke the scoreless tie with three runs in the fifth inning against Siegfried. Adrian Ortiz opened the inning with a bunt single and one out later Danny Worth singled up the middle. Both runners moved up a base on a double steal and Donald Brown walked to load the bases.
After Ortiz scored on a balk by Siegfried, d'Arnaud singled to center field to drive in Worth and Brown to make it 3-0.
Portland finally broke through against Enright in the sixth, scoring an unearned run.
In his nine innings of work, Enright, scattered seven hits, allowed two runs (one earned), walked one and struck out eight, while lowering his ERA to 1.73. His 12 wins tie for ninth-most in a season in program history. Enright's complete-game effort also moved him into fourth place on Pepperdine's all-time innings pitched list with 346.2.
Pepperdine will now wait until Monday, May 28, to see if it receives one of 34-at-large bids to the 64-team NCAA Tournament. The entire field will be announced live on ESPN beginning at 9:30 a.m. (PDT).