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The Pepperdine Waves baseball team represents Pepperdine University in the sport of baseball. The Pepperdine Waves compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and in the West Coast Conference. They are currently led by head coach Rick Hirtensteiner.[2]

Pepperdine Waves
Pepperdine baseball logo.png
Founded1939
UniversityPepperdine University
Head coachRick Hirtensteiner (5th season)
ConferenceWest Coast Conference
LocationMalibu, California
Home stadiumEddy D. Field Stadium
(Capacity: 2,000)
NicknameWaves
ColorsBlue, White, and Orange[1]
              
NCAA Tournament champions
1992
College World Series appearances
1979, 1992
NCAA Tournament appearances
1955, 1957, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015
Conference tournament champions
2014, 2015
Conference champions
1974, 1975, 1976, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2014
Eddy D. Field Stadium

The Waves have been to the College World Series twice, winning the national championship in 1992 under head coach Andy Lopez with a win over Cal State Fullerton.[3]

Head coachesEdit

Name Years Won Lost Tied Pct.
Wade Ruby 1939 8 10 0 .444
Benny Lefebvre 1940–41; 1962 27 33 0 .450
Maurice Ruby 1942 4 8 0 .333
Shan Denniston 1944 2 10 0 .167
Clarence Shaffer 1945 9 4 0 .692
John Scolinos 1946–1960 263 219 0 .546
Walter Glass 1961 12 19 0 .387
Gary Marks 1963–1967 75 96 0 .439
Gail Hopkins 1968 9 28 0 .243
Wayne Wright 1969–1976 195 166 3 .540
Bob Zuber 1977–1978 59 45 4 .565
Dave Gorrie 1979–1988 409 202 11 .667
Andy Lopez 1989–1994 241 107 3 .691
Pat Harrison 1995–1996 69 38 1 .644
Frank Sanchez 1997–2003 257 161 0 .615
Steve Rodriguez 2004–2015 299 229 0 .566
Rick Hirtensteiner 2016-Present 49 56 0 .466

Source[4]

Year-by-year resultsEdit

Season Coach Record Postseason
Overall Conference
1939 Wade Ruby 8-10
1940 Benny Lefebvre 5-9
1941 5-9
1942 Maurice Ruby 4-8
1943 No team
1944 Shan Denniston 2-10
1945 Clarence Shaffer 9-4
1946 John Scolinos 17-8
1947 18-16
1948 17-14
1949 12-9
1950 22-18
1951 23-15
1952 11-15
1953 15-16
1954 17-10
1955 19-12 NCAA Tournament
1956 15-23
1957 19-14 NCAA Tournament
1958 16-17
1959 13-20
1960 29-12 NCAA Tournament
1961 Walter Glass 12-19
1962 Benny Lefebvre 17-15
1963 Gary Marks 26-8
1964 11-25
1965 17-17
1966 12-25
1967 9-21
West Coast Conference
1968 Gail Hopkins 9-28 6-14
1969 Wayne Wright 9-31-2 3-17
1970 20-22 9-12
1971 20-24 8-13
1972 24-17 11-7
1973 17-28 7-11
1974 38-12 15-3 NCAA Tournament
1975 37-13 14-2 NCAA Regional
1976 29-19-1 16-2 NCAA Regional
Southern California Baseball Association
1977 Bob Zuber 23-27-2 12-11
1978 36-18-2 20-8
1979 Dave Gorrie 53-18 19-9 College World Series (3rd place)
1980 30-25-2 17-11
1981 31-25-2 14-14
1982 46-21-1 21-7 NCAA Regional
1983 33-20-1 15-13
1984 41-21 16-12
West Coast Conference
1985 Dave Gorrie 52-15-1 20-4 NCAA Regional
1986 38-21-2 19-5 NCAA Regional
1987 48-12-3 22-2 NCAA Regional
1988 37-24-1 19-4-1 NCAA Regional
1989 Andy Lopez 41-19-1 20-4 NCAA Regional
1990 37-23 24-12
1991 41-17 25-10 NCAA Regional
1992 48-11-1 23-4 College World Series Champions
1993 41-17 24-6 NCAA Regional
1994 33-20 20-10
1995 Pat Harrison 36-19-1 23-3-1 NCAA Regional
1996 33-19 20-8
1997 Frank Sanchez 34-25 20-8
1998 32-22 21-9
1999 46-16 21-9 NCAA Regional
2000 36-23 22-8
2001 42-18 25-5 NCAA Regional
2002 31-32 18-12
2003 36-25 23-7 NCAA Regional
2004 Steve Rodriguez 30-32 19-11 NCAA Regional
2005 41-23 21-9 NCAA Regional
2006 42-21 15-6 NCAA Regional
2007 35-22 14-7 NCAA Regional
2008 38-21 14-6 NCAA Regional
2009 31-23 12-9
2010 24-30 12-9
2011 22-34 7-14
2012 36-23 16-8 NCAA Regional
2013 27-23 13-11
2014 42-16 18-9 NCAA Super Regional
2015 30-27 17-10 NCAA Regional
2016 Rick Hirtensteiner 29-24 16-11
2017 20-32 8-19
2018 31-24 17-10
2019 24-25 14-13

Source[4]

Pepperdine in the NCAA TournamentEdit


Year Record Pct Notes
1955 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Fresno State in the District 8 Playoffs
1957 3–3 .500 Eliminated by California in the District 8 Playoffs
1960 0-2 .000 Eliminated by Southern California in the District 8 Playoffs
1974 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Southern California in the District 8 Playoffs
1975 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Cal State Fullerton in West Regional
1976 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Cal State Fullerton in West Regional
1979 6–2 .750 Won the Mideast Regional
College World Series
1982 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Stanford in West I Regional
1985 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Stanford in West I Regional
1986 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Arizona in Central Regional
1987 2–2 .500 Eliminated by UCLA in West II Regional
1988 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Arizona State in West II Regional
1989 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Wichita State in West II Regional
1991 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Southern California in West I Regional
1992 8–1 .889 Won the West Regional
College World Series Champions
1993 1–2 .333 Eliminated by St. John's in the West II Regional
1995 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Long Beach State in the West Regional
1999 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Southern California in the Los Angeles Regional
2001 1–2 .333 Eliminated by Fresno State in the Los Angeles Regional
2003 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Minnesota in the Long Beach Regional
2004 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Cal State Fullerton in the Fullerton Regional
2005 3–2 .600 Eliminated by Southern California in the Long Beach Regional
2006 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Missouri in the Malibu Regional
2007 0–2 .000 Eliminated by Long Beach State in the Long Beach Regional
2008 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Stanford in the Palo Alto Regional
2012 2–2 .500 Eliminated by Stanford in the Palo Alto Regional

Source[3]

Individual awardsEdit

A number of Pepperdine players have earned individual honors, including All-American honors, All-College World Series honors, and West Coast Conference honors.[4]

All-AmericansEdit

All College World SeriesEdit

  • 1979
Mike Gates, 2B
  • 1992
Pat Ahearne, P
Dan Melendez, 1B
Steve Rodriguez, 2B
Scott Vollmer, C

Brooks Wallace AwardEdit

  • 2012
Zach Vincej, SS

Conference awardsEdit

Waves in Major League BaseballEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Colors | Resources | Pepperdine Community". Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Silardi, Maya (June 27, 2015). "Pepperdine hires new baseball coach". Malibu Times.
  3. ^ a b "2011 Division 1 Championship Record Book" (PDF). NCAA.org. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c "Pepperdine baseball history and records book" (PDF). PepperdineWaves.com. Retrieved 21 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Pepperdine University Waves Major Leaguers". Baseball-Reference. Retrieved 21 June 2012.

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