Santa Clara University baseball team ended a five-game losing streak with a dominant 9-1 victory over Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference series opener at Stephen Schott Stadium, marking their fifth straight win against the Waves and the largest margin in three years.

By the Numbers
  • All nine Broncos in the starting lineup recorded at least one hit, with five players having multi-hit performances.
  • Santa Clara's Brandon Gomez (2-1) pitched 5 2/3 innings with four strikeouts for the win, while Victor Martinez secured his fourth save with five strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings.
Yes, But

While Pepperdine had opportunities, leaving runners on base in eight innings, they struggled to capitalize, going 1 for 7 with runners in scoring position.

State of Play
  • Santa Clara's win improved their record to 16-15, while Pepperdine's record fell to 12-22.
  • Game two of the series is set for Saturday at 1 p.m., with the final game on Sunday at noon.
What's Next

The series will continue with the second game on Saturday and conclude on Sunday, with fans able to purchase tickets and access live coverage on

Bottom Line

Santa Clara's emphatic victory over Pepperdine signifies a strong resurgence for the team after a tough losing streak, showcasing their offensive prowess and solid pitching performance.