May 14, 2005
MALIBU, Calif. - The Santa Clara University baseball team dropped a pair of games by scores of 9-4 and 5-2 to West Coast Conference division rival Pepperdine this afternoon at Eddy D. Stadium.
THe first game of the doubleheader had Pepperdine capturing the conclusion of their March 20th suspended game at Santa Clara, defeating the Broncos, 5-2, as the two teams played the final three innings.
Santa Clara dropped to 26-26 on the season. With the two victories, Pepperdine improved to 32-19 overall, 18-8 in West Coast Conference (WCC) play and moved to with one game of West Division-leading San Francisco (36-15, 19-7).
In the conclusion of the suspended game, junior right hander James Johnson pitched three scoreless innings of relief to preserve a victory for freshman right hander Barry Enright (7-1).
Enright pitched six innings, allowed six hits, two first-inning runs, walked two and struck out two.
In Saturday's regularly scheduled game, Pepperdine broke a 1-1 tie as it sent 12 batters to the plate and scored seven runs to break open the game and take an 8-1 lead.
Catcher Kris Watts led the Broncos at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a run scored an one RBI. Nathan Falukner homered to leadoff the ninth inning to provide the game's final margin..
Senior right hander Kea Kometani (9-4) was the beneficiary of the big inning as he worked 7.2 innings, allowed six hits, three runs (two earned), walked four and struck out seven.
Pepperdine and Santa Clara conclude their weekend series with a 1 p.m. contest on Sunday.