Friday, May 4, 2012

Dan Alumni Abe Bobb Throws Jewel in critical WCC Game

MALIBU, Calif. - Efficiency was the name of Abe Bobb's game Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium. A 2011 Dan, the San Francisco right-hander threw just 98 pitches en route to his first career complete game, allowing only four hits to propel the Dons (23-26, 9-7 WCC) to a convincing 7-2 win over Pepperdine (24-18, 7-6 WCC) in the series opener of a crucial three-game West Coast Conference set. After allowing a leadoff single in the bottom of the first, Bobb (6-4) retired 18 straight Waves before allowing a single and an unearned run in the bottom of the seventh. "I really tried to stay loose today," Bobb said. "I've been working on getting on top of the ball to get my sinker going. I moved my fastball on both sides of the plate and separated between pitches." Entering the ninth inning, the Denver, Colorado native had allowed just two hits and one unearned run. Bobb increased his team-lead in wins to six and now owns sterling 2.46 ERA in addition to a 55-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. "Abe was phenomenal," Head Coach Nino Giarratano said. "Today was probably the best executed game from one of our starting pitchers that I've ever seen here as a coach. Abe executed 68 out of 98 pitches, which is a tribute to the work he puts in."

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