Fresno State Baseball Notes vs. Pepperdine

    June 3, 2012

    Recap |  Box Score

    Pre-Game Notes:
    Cody Kendall drew the start, his fifth of the season. It was his second career appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

    Notes:

    Top of the Second
    Cody Kendall got Matt Forgatch to ground into an inning-ending double play when the Waves had runners on the corners. The 'Dogs also ended the first inning by turning a double play.
    Bottom of the Second
    Kenneth Wise led off the inning with a single to left field and he advanced two bases to third on a throwing error by Pepperdine left fielder Floyd Given.
    Austin Wynns followed with a suicide squeeze, which allowed Wise to score when Wave pitcher Corey Miller couldn't handle the bunt.
    Jordan Brink had a two-out RBI for the second-straight day with his single to left that scored Wynns from third.
    • Both Fresno State runs in the second were unearned.
    Top of the Fifth
    Cody Kendall got the Waves to go three-up and three down in the fifth. The last out was the 10th-straight batter he retired, seven of which were on infield groundouts.
    Bottom of the Fifth
    • Pepperdine committed two errors and had a passed ball in the fifth, allowing the Bulldogs to load the bases up with one out.
    Kenneth Wise took advantage for the Bulldogs and cleared the bases with a three-run double to right-center to give the 'Dogs a 5-0 lead.
    Top of the Sixth
    • Kendall retired Pepperdine 1-2-3 again in the sixth, his fourth-straight inning doing so. His streak of consecutive batters retired went up to 13.
    Top of the Seventh
    • Joe Sever singled off of Kendall's foot with one out in the seventh, ending Kendall's streak at 14 consecutive batters retired.
    • That was the first of four-straight singles from the Waves, as they scored two runs in the inning to cut Fresno State's lead down to 5-2.
    • Kendall ended the inning by inducing another ground-ball double play, the third of the game.
    Top of the Ninth
    • Pepperdine started the ninth with three-straight singles to load the bases up with no outs.
    • Kendall walked Sam Mayer to bring in a run and cut the lead down to 5-3.
    • Fresno State then brought in Taylor Garrison with the bases still loaded and no outs.
    • Floyd Given singled off Garrison to bring home Pepperdine's fourth run of the game.
    • Matt Forgatch hit a grand slam to give Pepperdine a 8-5 lead.

     

     

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