Baseball Team Hosts Pepperdine on Tuesday

April 18, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara baseball team will host Pepperdine in a 3 p.m. game on Tuesday in the opener of the five-game homestand.

The game will be broadcast exclusively online by clicking here.

The Gauchos (14-16 overall) will try to snap a four-game losing skid and avenge a 9-6 defeat at Pepperdine earlier this year.

The Waves enter the game 16-18 overall.

UCSB is expected to pitch left-handed junior Zak Edgington (0-0, 3.38 ERA) who tossed eight sparkling innings last Tuesday vs. Cal State Northridge. Edgington allowed just four hits and two earned runs while striking out three in his first start as a Gaucho. Last year he was marvelous at Santa Barbara City College, earning All-Western State Conference Pitcher of the Year honors.

Pepperdine is expected to oppose Edgington with LHP Alex Najera, who is 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA.

Tickets are available by calling (805) 893-UCSB or online by clicking here.