Pepperdine coach wins cooking challenge


Pepperdine head baseball coach Steve Rodriguez was named “Top Chef” at the third annual College Baseball Coaches Cooking Challenge for his “Malibu Mudsliders.” Rodriguez has won the award the past two seasons as well. “It’s always fun to be able to compete whether it’s on the field or in the kitchen,” Rodriguez said. “It’s even more of a challenge when you’re out of your comfort zone, but luckily for me the plate came together well and this whole experience just makes for a great day.”