Lauren Rabaino

Having lost 10 of 12, the Cal Poly baseball team will try to get back in the win column in a non-conference game against Pepperdine at 3 p.m. today in Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu.

Junior southpaw Jared Eskew (1-1, 2.92 ERA) will start for the Mustangs (9-17, 1-5 Big West Conference), who were swept over the weekend at Cal State Northridge.

The 9-7, 3-2 and 8-3 losses gave the Matadors their first Big West series victory in three years and their first conference sweep in four campaigns.

Sophomore left-hander Robert Dickmann (3-3, 5.68 ERA) will start for the Waves (20-10, 3-2 West Coast Conference), who will visit Cal Poly on May 13.

They boast a .310 team batting average – second-best in the WCC – paced by left fielder Eric Thames (.380, nine home runs, 40 RBI).

Cal Poly is playing the Waves for the first time since 2005, when Pepperdine won two of three at home.

Pepperdine, currently in third place in the WCC, leads its conference in: fielding percentage (.972), on-base percentage (.408), runs per contest (7.6), home runs (26) and stolen bases (40).

The Mustangs will return to Baggett Stadium for a six-game home stand, beginning with Fresno State at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Following the additional non-conference outing, they’ll renew Big West play by opening a three-game series against Pacific at 6 p.m. Friday.

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