Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
  April 2, 2012

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Broncos Beat Portland in Series Finalea
Santa Clara baseball took on Portland in the finale of a three-game weekend series and edged the Pilots by a final score of 5-4. Santa Clara is now 16-8 overall and 1-5 on West Coast Conference play while Portland is 16-6 and 3-3 in conference games. The Broncos host Fresno State University on Tuesday and travel to Bakersfield for a three game series against Cal State Bakersfield this weekend. For recaps of this weekend's games, click below: 
Fresno State Travels to Santa Clara for Midweek Game fresno state

The Santa Clara Broncos host the Fresno State Bulldogs in a midweek game tomorrow at 1:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium. The Bulldogs, members of the Western Athletic Conference, come to Santa Clara with a 14-13 overall record. Fresno State has only played five road games, going 2-3 away from Beiden Field.

"Fresno State is a strong team with a great history and we look forward to competing against them," said assistant coach Ryan Leake. "They are always dangerous, and despite being 14-13 they are capable of beating anyone in the country."

For more information on the Bulldogs please click here.
Bronco Baseball Academy Sets Schedule for Spring and Summer Camps

The Santa Clara baseball staff has set the spring and summer camp schedules for the Bronco Baseball Academy. The academy helps youth and high school players improve their skills and prepare for high school and collegiate baseball. Bronco Baseball Academy, run by Santa Clara's head baseball coach Dan O'Brien and his staff, offers hitting camps, high school prospect camps, team camps, and youth camps for Little League players.


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Meet Junior Infielder Drew Ozanne
What draws you to baseball? What makes it appealing to you? What is special about the college game?

"I love the comp
etitiveness of the game. There are many opportunities to win little battles. It is essentially a game of small 1 on 1 match-ups with an overall team goal of winning. I have a great time with the guys and the  staff. I think that I have gotten accustomed to how I need prepare for each day and also what I need to do to help my team improve as well."

Click here to read more about Drew Ozanne... 
A New Perspective

Baseball is a game that is made to be played every day.  In the Major Leagues teams set out on six month journeys and take about ten total days off throughout the entire season and even the 56 game college season is a marathon of triumphs, challenges and memories.
The greatest thing about baseball is that even with the bulk of games that are on a schedule, each day at the ballpark has a different way of reminding me why I love this game so much and giving new perspective on the sport.

Read Coach Smith's entire blog post at:  
"Shave For Change" Event Moved to April 21
Because of poor weather conditions last weekend, the Santa Clara Baseball "Shave For Change" event was moved to Saturday, April 21 after the 1:00pm home game against Pepperdine.

All of the Santa Clara players and coaches have committed to shaving their heads to help raise money and awareness for children with cancer. As a program, the Broncos have already raised over $5,400 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest funder of childhood cancer research in the nation. To donate, volunteer, or learn more about this event, please click here.


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