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No. 23 Pepperdine Hosts UCLA Tuesday in Opener of Seven-Game Homestand

March 6, 2006

Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine returns home to open a season-long seven-game homestand when it welcomes UCLA to Eddy D. Field Stadium on Tuesday for a 2 p.m. contest.

Following today's game, the Waves return to action on Friday when they open a three-game series against Oklahoma State that continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Pepperdine closes out its homestand when it hosts Dartmouth March 17-19.

The Waves begin play this week with a 9-9 record and snapped a season-high three-game losing with an 11-7 victory at San Diego State. The Aztecs took the first two games by scores of 3-1 and 13-3.

Pepperdine is ranked No. 23 by Baseball America, No. 24 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 28 by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA).

WAVES ON THE INTERNET: A total of 42 regular-season games will be broadcast live on the Internet this season at www.PepperdineSports.com with live video webcasts for home games. Bill Schindler will handle the play-by-play. Gametracker also will be available at www.PepperdineSports.com.

UCLA enters Tuesday's contest with a 9-9 record and as won four in row after completing a three-game sweep at then-No. 17 North Carolina State over the weekend.

SERIES VERSUS UCLA: Today's game between Pepperdine and UCLA marks the 60th meeting between the two programs since 1975 with the Bruins leading the all-time series, 33-23-3. Pepperdine and UCLA met earlier this season and the Bruins registered a 2-0 win at Jackie Robinson Stadium on February 21. UCLA has won the last four meetings, including a season-sweep of Pepperdine in 2004. The Waves are seeking their first win over the Bruins since posting a 4-3 victory at Eddy D. Field Stadium in 2003.