Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
January 9, 2012

RSVP for the 2012 Kick-Off Weekend


The 2012 Bronco Baseball Kick-Off Weekend on February 3-5 is just weeks away! The weekend events begin on Friday evening at 6:00pm at Campo Di Bocce in Las Gatos. The bocce ball tournament and banquet is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the baseball program and is open to all. Please RSVP by January 23 to reserve your spot.

On Saturday, the 2012 SCU baseball team will be playing the Alumni at 1:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium. Gates open at 10:00am so you can arrive early and watch the alums take batting practice and participate in a Home Run Derby.

To wrap up the weekend, the SCU staff is organizing a golf outing on Sunday morning at Cinnabar Golf Club for the die hard golfers. This will not be a fundraiser or tournament, but scores will be kept and prizes awarded for winners. 


Click here to RSVP now for the 2012 Bronco Baseball Kick-Off Weekend!


SCU Baseball Staff Attends ABCA Conv

The Bronco baseball staff attended the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Anaheim from
American Baseball Coaches Association 
January 5-8. The annual convention brings together over 2,000 high school, college, and professional coaches for a weekend of clinics, seminars, and discussions.  

This year's event was highligh
ted by seminars led by South Carolina assistant coach Chad Holbrook, Don Meyer from Northern State University, Connecticut head coach Jim Penders, and Dallas Baptist head coach Dan Heefner.

Besides attending the seminars, the Bronco staff met on Saturday night for over three hours to help prepare for the upcoming season. The meeting included discussions on practice plans, fundraising, team travel, player development, staff schedules, and upcoming events.



Speaking with SCU Baseball Performance Coordinator Ryan Leake
Santa Clara Baseball's Athletic Performance Coordinator Ryan Leake 
Ryan Leake speaks about his goals and duties

Ryan Leake begins his first season coaching at Santa Clara University after helping perennial NCAA Division II-power UC San Diego reach its fifth consecutive regional berth in 2011. 

His duties at SCU will include strength and conditioning, mental training, Baseball 101 coordination, and assistance with everyday program operations.

"It's been great getting to know the players and helping them improve their mental and physical toughness, and prepare them for the rigors of a college baseball season," Leake said. 



Baseball Finalizes 2012 Schedule

With three 2011 NCAA Tournament teams on its home schedule, Santa Clara baseball announced its 2012 schedule Tuesday. It also will be the first year under new head coach Dan O'Brien.

The NCAA Tournament participants are Fresno State (Apr. 3), Cal (Apr. 10) and Stanford (May 22). Cal advanced to the College World Series in Omaha, playing its Super-Regional at Schott Stadium, before falling 3-1 to Virginia in the quarterfinals.

"This spring will be a very special time for Bronco baseball," said O'Brien. "We're working hard, both on and off the field, to bring an old school style of baseball back to a program with an incredibly rich tradition. Our Bronco faithful will be proud of how our team competes and can be excited for an aggressive and fun style of baseball when the Broncos take the field."

The Broncos open the 2012 season at Texas State University in the Bobcat Invitational. Santa Clara will face the host-Texas State Bobcats as well as Louisiana Lafayette and Wichita State.

Click here to read more about the 2012 Schedule. 


Meet Senior Infielder Evan Peters

What draws you to baseball?  What makes it appeali
ng to you?  What is special about the college game?
I have always loved baseball, from the time I
was able to
petersSenior Infielder
Evan Peters  
walk.  I love how difficult it is, and that it is the only thing in life that if you fail 7 times out of 10 you're a Hall of Famer.  College baseball is so special because of the team camaraderie that is created, and the trust that is created between each other.

How has the fall season gone for the team and you personally?
The team has made big strides from the first day.
We all came in this year not knowing what to expect, so we have all adjusted quite well to each other and know what is expected of us now.  Personally, my fall has been going slow, but I am just fortunate enough to be able to be back here for another year.

Click here to read more about Evan Peters and view the Santa Clara Baseball team blog. 

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Kick-Off Weekend
Alumni Game
February 4, 2012

Bronco Baseball Prospect

Dates: January 28-29, 2012
Ages: 15 - 18
Cost: $300

Bronco Baseball Camps at Santa Clara University is one of the best avenues to get exposure to top level NCAA Division I Baseball. The prospect camp allows high school players to showcase their ability and be identified by Santa Clara's coaching staff. Historically, many SCU players first became exposed to Santa Clara Baseball through Bronco Baseball Camps.

Players will participate in a tryout format, drills and live game situations. An evening Q&A seminar will also be hosted for all players/parents that are interested. The night seminar will highlight the recruiting process, program philosophies and university overview. All athletes and parents are encouraged to attend. A written evaluation will be provided to each participant at the conclusion of camp.
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