April 3, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - With the opening of the 2006 Major League Baseball season today, five former Pepperdine baseball players are on Opening Day rosters. Former 2001 All-Americans Dan Haren and Noah Lowry are two of four former Waves pitchers on big league rosters.
Joining Haren and Lowry, who play for the Oakland A's and San Francisco Giants, respectively, are David Newhan (Baltimore Orioles), Will Ohman (Chicago Cubs) and Matt Wise (Milwaukee). A sixth player, six-year veteran Randy Wolf opens 2006 season on the disabled list of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wolf played at Pepperdine from 1995-97 and earned All-American honors in 1997 after winning nine games and registering a 1.79 ERA.
Haren, who played for the Waves from 1999-2001, begins his second year with Oakland and is firmly implanted into the A's starting rotation after being traded by the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the 2005 season. He garnered All-American honors in 2001 after posting an 11-3 record and 2.22 ERA.
Lowry, who was a teammate of Haren's in 2000 and 2001, and earned All-American accolades in 2001, begins his third year as a member of the Giants' starting rotation. As a junior, Lowry went 14-2 with a 1.71 ERA.
Newhan, a six-year major league veteran, begins his third year with the Orioles after joining the club in 2004 as a utility player. He played at Pepperdine during the 1994 and 1995 seasons and was named All-West Coast Conference (WCC) in 1995.
Ohman begins his fifth year in the major leagues after being an eighth-round draft pick by the Cubs in 1998. He was a member of the Pepperdine pitching staff during the 1997 and 1998 seasons.
Wise, who played for the Waves during the 1994 and 1995 seasons before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, begins his sixth big league season and third with Milwaukee as a member of the Brewers' pitching staff.