No. 20 Pepperdine Beats USC, 2-1
May 16, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - Danny Worth scored on a passed ball in the fifth for the eventual winning run Tuesday as the No. 20 Pepperdine Waves defeated the USC Trojans, 2-1, in non conference action. The Waves also defeated the Trojans, 2-1, on March 28 at Dedeaux Field.
Jason Dominguez (5-1) earned the win for Pepperdine, giving up one unearned run in five innings of work. Brett Hunter worked two innings to pick up his 10th save of the year. Shawn Olsen (4-6) took the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. Olsen walked three on the day.
Pepperdine second baseman David Uribes, who was injured in practice yesterday with a knee injury, had his streak of consecutive games played snapped at 241 games.
Uribes' replacement, Denny Duron, was charged with an error in the second when Lucas Duda's ground ball went through his legs. Hector Estrella singled to right, moving Duda to third and scored on Daniel Perales' RBI single to left. USC catcher Johnny Bowden was called for a catcher's interference on Chad Tracy's at-bat and had to leave the game after being struck by Tracy's bat. Ironically, Bowden was called for the same thing on March 28 during Tracy's last at-bat.
The Waves tied it up in the fourth as Duron made up for his error, scoring Donald Brown on an RBI sacrifice fly to center.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Waves had runners at the corners with two outs. Sebastian Salinas, Bowden's replacement, was unable to handle Olsen's 2-2 pitch and the passed ball scored Worth. USC had runners at first and second with an out in the eighth, but Duda grounded into the team's third double play of the afternoon.
USC travels to Wichita State for a non conference series, Friday-Sunday (May 19-21). Friday's game begins at 7 p.m. Central time with a 2 p.m. start on Saturday and 1 p.m. start on Sunday. All three games will be broadcast live on usctrojans.com.
USC 010-000-000---1-7-2PEP 000-110-00x---2-7-2
WP - Dominguez (5-1) LP - Olsen (4-6) S - Hunter (10)T - 2:53 ATT - 516Records: USC (25-26), PEP (37-18)
Olsen, Dunn (5) and Bowden, Salinas (3).Dominguez, Minkel (6), Hunter (8) and Tellam.