Pepperdine Baseball (14-9) capped off a series sweep with a 5-3 win against University of the Pacific on March 27, at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu. It was the Waves first sweep in WCC play of the season.
Pepperdine Baseball won two of three at home against Saint Mary’s College to move to 4-2 in WCC play. Pitching and defense led the way for the Waves, which had not been the case this season until this week.
Pepperdine was unable to hang with the nationally-ranked Gauchos, losing all four games over the weekend. Bright spots for the Waves included a two-homer day from Reese Alexiades and strong relief appearances from freshman Brandon Llewellyn.
After missing the entire 2020 season with Tommy John surgery, Trevor Hinkel has established himself as Pepperdine’s No. 1 starter early in the season. Hinkel is likely to take the ball when the Waves face No. 8 UCLA on Friday.
With hopes for a strong start to the 2021 season, Pepperdine Baseball loses its opening series to Cal Baptist. While Pepperdine looked strong in the game two victory, they were outscored by the Lancers in games one and three by a combined score of 15-3.