Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
January 23, 2012

Bocce Ball Tournament RSVP Deadline Extended
There are still spots remaining at the Bocce Ball Tournament at Campo Di Bocce in Los Gatos on Friday, February 3. This is the first event of the Bronco Baseball 2012 Kick-Off Weekend and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the SCU baseball program. The RSVP deadline has been extended through this Friday, January 27 to give friends of the program extra time to sign up.   
Campo di Bocce, Los Gatos California
Click the arrow above to learn more about Bocce Ball and the Campo di Bocce indoor experience.
"Anyone and everyone can play!"
  • By Mail: Just click the above the link and mail in the completed form to Santa Clara University. Include your check or pay at the door!
  • By E-mail: Just E-Mail Ben Campopiano with your registrion info. Pay at the door.
  • By Fax: Fax in your completed regisration form to Santa Clara Baseball at (408) 554 - 6969.
Bocce Ball Discount for Young Alums
Young alums who have graduated in the last three years should contact Ben Campopiano, Director of Baseball Operations to reserve theisar spot at the Bocce Ball Tourny at a discounted rate of 50% off! Young alums can pay at the door, but need to RSVP by e-mailing Coach Campopiano this week.


Young alums can team up and play with a group of 4-6 players for $400, play by themselves for $100, or just come to watch and eat for $40. Take advantage of this great discounted rate and sign up today.
1962 College World Series Team Honored
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the only Santa Clara baseball team in the program's history to reach the College World Series, the Santa Clara University Alumni Association hosted the 1962 team's 50 year reunion last weekend on and around the Mission Campus.
"We want to bring an old school style of baseball to Santa Clara and I can't think of a better way to do that than to honor the best team in our program's history," said new Bronco head coach Dan O'Brien. "Their success is our model for greatness and it will be exciting to honor them for that."
That Bronco team was obviously filled with talent as it had six players on the All-CIBA team, five players on the All-District Eight Team, four players on the College World Series All-Tournament Team, three All-Americans and the College World Series MVP (Robert Garibaldi).
In addition, three players went directly from college to Major League Baseball (Garibaldi, Ernie Fazio and John Boccabella), five players played played in the major leagues (Fazio, Boccabella, Garibaldi, Pete Magrini and Tim Cullen) and six players are in the SCU Athletic Hall of Fame (Garibaldi, Fazio, Boccabella, Cullen, John Giovanola and Mickey McDermott).


Sophomore Pat Stover Wins Loyd Christopher Award
Redshirt sophomore Pat Stover, winner of the Loyd Christopher Award, will be honored at the 28th Annual Hot Stove Banquet on Tuesday, January 24 in San Jose. s


Stover started 43 games as a freshman in 2010 and hit .302 with 30 runs scored and 34 runs batted in. After missing the 2011 season, Stover is ready for a big year in 2012.


Click here to read more about Pat Stover.

Bronco Baseball Prospect Camp January 28-29 
Bronco Baseball Camps at Santa Clara University is one of the best avenues to get exposure to top level NCAA Division I Baseball. The high hitterschool prospect camp on January 28-29, 2012 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.
Sign up today at