LMU scored two in the sixth and three in the seventh to pull within a run, but fell, 9-8.
LMU was shut out for the sixth time this year on Friday night.
LMU threatened in the ninth, but could not complete a comeback.
LMU scored seven runs in the first and never looked back in the victory.
Austin Miller belted his second homer of the year to hand LMU a victory.
LMU Baseball vs Pepperdine, Page Stadium, April 17, 2016
Non-conference action from Page Stadium
West Coast Conference opener at Page Stadium on Mar. 18, 2016
Game two of West Coast Conference series from Page Stadium on Mar. 19, 2016
Home opener of 2016 season at Page Stadium
Austin Miller is in his third season with LMU baseball... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors in 2014...second team All-WCC selection as a sophomore in 2015… enters year ranked sixth in career hit-by-pitches (37), and just outside the Top-10 in batting average (.343) and on-base percentage (.437)…
2014... earned first team Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association... claimed WCC Freshman of the Year, first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team honors... batted a team-high .374 with 46 runs scored, 10 doubles, three triples and 18 RBI while swiping 25 bases in 29 attempts and reaching at a .474 clip... also drew 21 hit-by-pitches, matching the LMU record for a single season... led the team in average, slugging percentage (.451), on-base percentage, runs scored, hits (77), triples, total bases (93) and stolen bases... hit safely in 45 of LMU's 56 games, collecting a team-high 24 multi-hit games... hit .373 with four doubles, a triple, and nine RBI while scoring 21 runs and posting a .449 on base percentage and a .431 slugging percentage in WCC play... also stole 11 bases against conference foes... had a 12-game hit streak from March 21 to April 8 (.426 | 15 R | RBI | 2B | 2 BB | 6 SB | 6 multi-hit games)... posted an eight-game hitting streak from March 4-15 (.515 (17-for-33) | 8 R | 4 RBI | 2B | 3B | 9 SB | 7 multi-hit games over streak)... went 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and two RBI on February 16 vs. Utah Valley... had a pair of triples and two runs scored in a three-game series against #11 Oregon... stole four bases against NKU on March 7... 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base at Gonzaga on March 30... hit .615 (8-for-13) with four runs scored in three games at Gonzaga... first career four-hit game against San Diego State on April 29 (4-for-5 | 3 RBI)... named WCC Player of the Week for the week ending on May 4, batting .643 (9-for-14) with two runs scored, two doubles, a pair of walks, three RBI and three stolen bases... reached safely in each of the last 16 games of the year... recorded six games with multiple stolen bases... batted .392 against left-handed pitching... hit .494 (18-for-77) with six doubles and a triple when batting with runners aboard... batted .328 when leading off an inning... reached base 43 percent of the time when leading off an inning (32-for-74)... registered five two-out RBI...