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Pepperdine holds off Arizona State 3-2

Arizona State's Drew Stankiewicz (17) tags out Pepperdine's Hutton Moyer (2) trying to steal second base during the ninth inning of an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game on Friday, May 30, 2014, in San Luis Obispo, Calif. (AP Photo/Aaron Lambert)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Austin Davidson was 2 for 4 with a two-run double, Corey Miller pitched into the seventh inning, and Pepperdine held on to beat Arizona State 3-2 on Friday in NCAA regional play.

Brett Lilek got only two outs for Arizona State (33-23) before leaving the game because of a sternum injury. He was hurt when he landed on the ball diving to make a catch covering first base on a potential inning-ending double play.

Aaron Brown was safe for the Titans (40-16), and Davidson scored.

Miller (9-4) was the winner, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four in 7 1-3 innings. Eric Karch got his 14th save.

Davison added a two-out, bases-loaded double in the second that scored two. Hutton Moyer also was 2 for 4 for the Waves.

Lilek took the loss for the Sun Devils. Freshman Seth Martinez allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6 1-3 innings of relief. Trever Allen was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the second for Arizona State.

Pepperdine will play the Cal Poly-Sacramento State winner Saturday, and Arizona State will play the loser in an elimination game.

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