April 25, 2007
WCC Baseball All-Access
The WCC Baseball All-Access video streaming package continues this week with a single game, as Pepperdine visits San Diego for a conference contest on Sunday, April 29. The series finale is slated for a 1:00 PM (PT) start. To watch the game for free, fans can sign up for the WCC's All-Access package on WCCsports.com.
No. 12 Pepperdine at No. 16 San Diego
Location: Cunningham Stadium - San Diego, Calif.
Date: April 29, 2007
Time: 1:00 PM (PDT)
Live Video: WCC Free All-Access
The battle for first place in the WCC standings is featured in the WCC Free All-Access game of the week this Sunday. This weekend, No. 12 Pepperdine travels to No. 16 San Diego for a matchup that pits the two first-place teams against each other. The Waves enter the series 30-13 overall, while the Toreros are 32-14 on the season. The two teams share a 10-2 conference record coming into the weekend. Pepperdine holds an 83-32 advantage in the all-time series, but USD has taken the series in two of the last three seasons.
The Waves are coming off of a 2-1 series win over Santa Clara last week, but have lost three of their last five games after losses to San Francisco and UCLA in the past two weeks. Pepperdine does boast the reigning WCC Pitcher of the Week in sophomore Brett Hunter who tossed seven shutout innings on Sunday against Santa Clara, giving up just two hits and striking out seven en route to Pepperdine's 30th win of the season. The Waves currently lead the WCC in team batting, hitting and fielding, while junior outfielder Adrian Ortiz is the conference's top hitter, batting .395 with a WCC-leading 45 runs scored. Meanwhile, Pepperdine ace junior Barry Enright is 10-1 on the year with a 1.58 ERA, allowing just nine walks in 91 innings pitched.
San Diego put together a three-game series sweep of Loyola Marymount last weekend, outscoring the Lions 27-5. The Toreros have won 10 of their last 12 games, including sweeps of Portland and Saint Mary's. USD will answer Pepperdine's Pitcher of the Week with senior catcher Jordan Abruzzo and junior Justin Snyder. Abruzzo broke the San Diego career hits record in Saturday's 12-1 win over LMU, collecting his 278th career base hit in a Torero uniform and snapping the seven-year old mark of 277. Abruzzo also set the USD record with his 197th career RBI over the weekend. Meanwhile, Snyder leads the team with a .363 batting average, which ranks fifth in the WCC.