<
>

Pepperdine downs Missouri in Malibu Regional

MALIBU, Calif. -- Barry Enright pitched 7 1-3 strong
innings, Brett Hunter got out of a ninth-inning jam and Pepperdine
defeated Missouri 3-2 in Friday's second game of the NCAA's Malibu
Regional.
UCLA beat UC Irvine by an identical 3-2 score in the opening
game.
Enright (13-1) held the Tigers to one run, Derek Chambers' homer
leading off the sixth. Enright scattered eight hits, walked one and
struck out four.
Hunter went 1 2-3 innings and allowed a run in the ninth. The
Waves' closer got Trevor Helms to ground out after a 13-pitch
at-bat for the final out, stranding the potential tying run on
base. The save was Hunter's 11th.
Missouri's Max Scherzer (7-2)allowed three runs on seven hits
and struck out one in his seven innings.
The Waves got their runs on Chad Tracy's sacrifice fly in the
sixth, and RBIs by Denny Duron and Matt Aidem in the seventh. Duron
also made a diving grab of Helms' grounder on the final play of the
game.
J.C. Field's infield single in the ninth drove in the Tigers'
final run.
Pepperdine (41-19) will face UCLA (33-23) on Saturday, while
Missouri (31-26) will play UC Irvine (36-23) in an elimination
game.
Filling in at second for the injured David Uribes, Duron went
2-for-3 with an RBI double and scored the eventual game-winning
run. Aidem finished the game 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Chambers went 2-for-3 with a walk for the Tigers, while Field
recorded two hits in four at-bats and drove in a run.