Caleb Turner | Posted: 13 Apr 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars drop final game to Waves 7-0

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PROVO, Utah — After winning the first two games and the series, BYU baseball dropped its final game of the series against Pepperdine 7-0 on Saturday at Miller Field.

"Pepperdine came out ready to play today," BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. "We were ready to play but came out a little bit passive and didn't have a whole lot of killer instinct today."

BYU vs. Pepperdine Box Score

Game Summary

  • BYU won its third conference series of the year but fell in the Cougars' first shutout of the season
  • The Cougars hit into double plays in four-consecutive innings
  • Mitch McIntyre had BYU's only extra-base hit and pitched two scoreless innings

Player Highlights

  • Mitch McIntyre: 2-2, 2B, HBP; 2 IP, 0 ER, 2 K
  • Brian Hsu: 1-3, BB

The Waves got on the board in the second inning with three hits resulting in three runs. Another double in the fourth put Pepperdine up 4-0.

The Cougars put runners on every inning but the ninth but couldn't string the offense together. In innings three through six, BYU hit into a double play each inning to help Pepperdine pitcher Jonathan Pendergast, who threw a complete game.

BYU starting pitcher Justin Sterner went four innings, retiring with five strikeouts on the day and taking the loss to go to 6-3 on the season.

Now with a record of 24-9 and 10-5 in West Coast Conference play, the Cougars are currently a game back of LMU for first place in the league standings.

BYU travels to Washington for a three-game series next week against the Huskies starting at 6 p.m PDT on Thursday, Apr. 18. The series will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network as well as BYU Radio and ESPN 960. 

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