Feb. 19, 2007
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine juniors Danny Worth and Barry Enright were named West Coast Conference (WCC) Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday to give Pepperdine a sweep of the weekly conference honors. The duo helped the Waves post a 3-1 record against ranked opponents USC and Wichita State last week and improve to 7-3 on the season.
Worth enjoyed an outstanding week against the No. 21 Trojans and No. 11 Shockers as he batted .563 (9-for-16) with six runs scored, five RBI, two stolen bases, slugged .813 and had a .632 on-base percentage in four games. The junior infielder hit safely in each game, posting three multiple-hit and two multiple-RBI games while reaching base in 12 of 19 plate appearances
Worth had four doubles on the week to bring his career total to 45 and within one of 10th place on Pepperdine's all-time doubles list.
During the Waves' three-game series against Wichita State, Worth batted .500 (6-for-12) with four runs scored, two doubles and three RBI.
Enright continued his early-season dominance of opposing batters against Wichita State. He improved his season record to 3-0 and lowered his ERA to 0.83 after out-dueling fellow preseason All-American Aaron Shafer on Friday.
The Waves' junior worked 7.1 scoreless innings, scattered seven hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. It marked the third straight start that Enright pitched at least seven innings as he improved his career record to 26-3. His 26 victories tie him with Patrick Ahearne (1991-92) and Mike Scott (1974-76) for seventh place on the school's all-time wins list.
Pepperdine returns to action later this week when it opens a three-game weekend series against Fresno State Friday at Eddy D. Field Stadium beginning at 2 p.m.