April 18, 2007
WCC Baseball All-Access
The WCC Baseball All-Access video streaming package continues this week with a single game, as Santa Clara visits Pepperdine for a conference contest on Sunday, April 22. The series finale is slated for a 1:00 PM (PT) start. To watch the games for free, fans can sign up for the WCC's All-Access package on WCCsports.com.
Santa Clara at Pepperdine
Location: Eddy D. Field Stadium - Malibu, Calif.
Date: April 22, 2007
Time: 1:00 PM (PDT)
Live Video: WCC Free All-Access
The WCC Free All-Access baseball game of the week matches Santa Clara and Pepperdine in the finale of a three-game conference series on Friday. The Waves enter the weekend with a slim one-game lead in the WCC after dropping their series finale at San Francisco on Sunday, while the Broncos sit just three games back at 5-4 in league play after dropping two-of-three at home to Gonzaga last weekend.
Santa Clara has been led at the plate by freshman Tommy Medica, who entered the week batting a team-high .414 (36-for-87). The catcher enjoyed another solid game at the plate in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Stanford, driving in the eventual winning run and scoring an additional run in the win. Ryan Conan provides the power in the Bronco lineup, as the junior has slugged six home runs so far this season and ranks second in the conference with 40 RBI. Jeff Lombard has been phenomenal out of the bullpen for Santa Clara, nailing down eight saves and striking out 29 batters in 29 innings of work.
Pepperdine boasts a No. 11 national ranking, and looks to maintain its lead over San Diego in the WCC standings this weekend. Adrian Ortiz is enjoying an outstanding junior campaign, batting .398 (68-for-171) and swiping a team-high 11 bases so far this season. Danny Worth is also enjoying a fine junior campaign, leading the team with 16 doubles and batting .372 (61-for-164). Pepperdine's three weekend starters (Barry Enright, Brett Hunter, and Robert Dickmann) have combined to post a 19-5 overall record, while reliever Jason Dominguez has locked down a conference-high 10 saves since assuming the closer role early in the season.