Jordan Christiansen | Posted: 10 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

BYU, Pepperdine to Face Off at Miller Field

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PROVO, Utah - BYU baseball and Pepperdine will go head-to-head in a pivotal WCC series this weekend, April 11-13, at Miller Park.

The Cougars come into the series second in the league standings at 8-4, one game behind league leader LMU at 9-3. The Waves are tied for fourth just one game back of BYU at 7-5. Five of the conference’s 10 teams are currently within at least two games of the LMU for the league lead.

BYU vs. Pepperdine Game Notes

For the fourth-straight week, the Cougar rotation will consist of Jordan Wood (4-1, 3.99), Easton Walker (3-0, 0.49) and Justin Sterner (6-2, 2.41). 

Walker leads the nation with a 0.49 ERA in 36.2 innings, giving up his first earned runs of the season last Friday against San Diego. Walker is also ninth in the country with a 0.76 WHIP and 31st with just 5.40 hits allowed per nine innings.

This past week, sophomore infielder Jackson Cluff was named a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week and WCC Player of the Week on Monday for his performances at Utah and San Diego. Cluff batted .538 on the week, totaling seven hits, seven runs, 10 RBIs and seven walks with two doubles and a grand slam. In game three against USD, Cluff went 4-for-4 with nine RBIs and a triple short of a cycle, including the grand slam.

Cluff’s National Player of the Week award comes a week after senior outfielder Brock Hale won the same award, marking the first time in program history two players have earned national honors in the same year.

Thursday's game will begin at 6 p.m. MT and will air on BYUtv's digital platforms. Friday's game will also start at 6 p.m. MT and will be shown on while Saturday's contest will begin at 1 p.m. MT and will be shown on BYUtv and BYUtv digital platforms. All games will also air on BYU Radio and ESPN 960.

Game 1
Thursday, April 11
6 p.m. MT
Miller Field
BYUtv Digital, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
$1 Drinks and Flavor Bar

Game 2
Friday, April 12
6 p.m. MT
Miller Field, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
Sandlot Night, Fireworks, Free S'mores, $1 Ice Cream

Game 3
Saturday, April 13
1 p.m. MT
Miller Field
BYUtv, BYU Radio, ESPN 960
Family Day, Free entry for Rex Lee Run participants