Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter

March 6, 2012


Broncos Take 2 of 3 from San Jose State

The Santa Clara baseball team played Sunday's series fin
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Pitcher Mike Couch
ale against San Jose State with a short memory. Just 12 hours removed from the Spartans huge 7-run comeback win, the Broncos responded with poise and confidence to beat San Jose State 4-0 and win the series against their cross-town rival.

The Broncos won Friday's game 3-1, lost on Saturday after leading by six runs in the ninth inning, and wrapped up the series victory on Sunday with the help of a complete game shutout from pitcher Mike Couch. For complete coverage of the series please click on the following links:
#22 Cal Poly Travels to Santa Clara for Midweek Rematch

The Santa Clara Broncos host #22 Cal Poly tonight at 6:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium in a midweek rematch. This is the second game in the home and home series between the Mustangs and Broncos. The Broncos beat the Mustangs 5-2 two weeks ago at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo.
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This will be the last of nine consecutive road games for Cal Poly (9-3). The Mustangs played 4 games last weekend in the Aztec Invitational at Tony Gwynn Stadium in San Diego. They went 2-2 in the tournament, beating University of San Francisco and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and losing to San Diego State University and University of San Diego.

 Click here for more information on the Cal Poly Mustangs...

Jack Gifford Memorial Baseball Tournament Begins on Thursday

College baseball lost a dear friend with the untimely passing of John F. (Jack) Gifford on January 11, 2009, at the age of 68.
Mr. Gifford, a 1963 graduate of UCLA and founder of Maxim Integrated Products, was an avid baseball fan and a long-time, generous supporter of several college baseball programs. For years, his donations aided the baseball teams at San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, the University of California, and his alma mater, UCLA, with equipment, uniforms, facilities, travel, and everything in between.

To help honor is legacy, the Santa Clara and San Jose State baseball programs are once again co-hosting the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament.

The 2012 tournament, played at Stephen Schott Stadium and Municipal Stadium from March 8-11, also includes Columbia University, University of Utah, and Lehigh University. Each team will play four games and a champion will be crowned on Sunday.

Please contact the Santa Clara ticket office at (408) 554-4660 for details about an all-tournament ticket pass, or click here for more ticket information.
More information about the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament will be released soon on

Team Caps Now on Sale at Stadium

Want to wear what the players wear on gameday? Come out to a ballgame at Stephen Schott Stadium and you can purchase an exact replica of the Broncos' home cap.
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Senior Andrew Biancardi

The cap (pictured right), is a throwback lid that captures the look of the Santa Clara baseball hats from the 1950sand 60s.

Also on sale at every home game is exclusive baseball gear such as shorts, dry-fit t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and youth t-shirts. These items are only sold at baseball games and are going fast.

Click here to see full season schedule...

Baseball Team to Shave for Change

On March 31, 2012 after the Broncos' home game againstshave for change the University of Portland the Santa Clara players will be participating in an event to help raise money and awareness for children with cancer. The Shave for Change event is scheduled to begin immediately after the conclusion of the 1:00pm game against the Portland Pilots at Stephen Schott Stadium.

Join this Santa Clara Baseball St. Baldrick's event, and whether you decide to shave your head, volunteer, or donate, we hope you'll be a part of the excitement.

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. Get involved and you'll be giving hope to infants, children, teens and young adults fighting childhood cancers.

Learn more about the Shave for Change event and donate now...

Jacobe Enjoying Freshman Season

C.J. Jacobe's dream of playing professional baseball came true when he was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 45th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.  Even though he was happy and honored to be drafted, he decided to continue to work on improving his skills to become an even better player.  As a result, the Vacaville, Calif. native enrolled at Santa Clara in Sept. and is a freshman on the baseball team.
Freshman C.J. Jacobe

"I felt truly blessed when I was drafted," Jacobe said. "However I believe there is much more room for improvement in my abilities."

Even though he had the typical tough transition from high school to college at first, he is now doing well and is happy with his decision to attend Santa Clara.

"I knew that Santa Clara was the right place for me to come play," Jacobe remarked. "I love just about everything here, especially being able to hang out with my teammates everyday and to be able to see my family frequently while at school."

Click here to read the entire interview with Jacobe...

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