UCLA baseball waves Pepperdine goodbye with ninth-inning clutch victory

Chase Strumpf was 0-for-4 coming up to plate with the score tied in the bottom of the ninth.

One pitch later, the sophomore second baseman was strolling around second base while his entire team swarmed him from the dugout.

“It’s 1-for-5 in the box score,” said coach John Savage. “But at the end of the day, it’s a game-winner.”

No. 11 UCLA (4-0) defeated Pepperdine (2-3) 2-1 on a walk-off RBI double from Strumpf at Jackie Robinson Stadium on Tuesday night.

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