Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter April 17, 2012


Shave For Change
April 21, 2012

The Santa Clara Baseball team has already raised over $6,300 towards their goal of $7,500 to help support children with Cancer.

On Saturday, April 21 after their 1:00pm home game against Pepperdine, the players and coaches will be shaving their heads to help raise money and awareness for the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Kid's Concourse
April 21 - 22, 2012 
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The Kid's Concourse at Schott Stadium will be open this Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22 during the Broncos' home games against Pepperdine.

Kids can hit at the Extreme T-Ball station, test their velocity at the Speed Pitch machine, and shoot hoops at the Double-Shot game.
As always, the Kid's Concourse is free and open to children of all ages.

Country Day
April 22, 2012


Wear your best cowboy gear to the game on
Sunday, April 22 and receive a gift at the door!

The 1:00pm game against Pepperdine is at Stephen Schott Stadium and is the second annual Country Day at the ballpark.
As at all home games, fans will have a chance to participate in various promotions and win giveaways at the game.
Santa Clara Takes Down Cal 8-5


Interview with Matt Ozanne After Win vs. Cal on April 11 2012
Interview with Matt Ozanne After Win
vs. Cal on April 11, 2012
On a wet, cold night, Santa Clara baseball topped Cal, a 2011 College World Series participant, by a final of 8-5. The Broncos are now 18-12 while Cal moves to 17-14.

RHP James Smith (1-0; 5.09) picked up a no-decision in the start. He allowed four runs, three earned, over 4.2 innings with four hits and four walks while striking out two. RHP Chris Mendoza (1-0; 4.85) got the win in 2.0 innings of relief and LHP Max Deering (2-1; 1.59) picked up his third save. On offense CF Matt Ozanne went 2-5 with three RBI and a run scored. 2B Greg Harisis also went 2-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
Broncos SHAVE FOR CHANGE on Saturday, April 21


SCU Baseball Hosts Shave For Change
on Saturday, April 21
Enjoy your hair while you can because the Broncos are hosting their "BaseBald" head-shaving event in support of the St. Baldrick's Foundation on Saturday, April 21 after the game against Pepperdine.


Even though the team has already raised $6,300 - more than two-thirds of the $7,500 it is looking to bring in for St. Baldrick's - the event is about more than just money. The Broncos want to bring awareness to the public about children with cancer and show their support for the kids that are fighting every day.


"For our guys to be this excited to shave their heads for a good cause says everything you need to know about them as a group," said O'Brien. "We're honored to be associated with St. Baldrick's for such a worthy event and to do what we can for children fighting this disease."


Gonzaga Takes 3 From Broncos in Conference Play


Greg Harisis had a big weekend against
Gonzaga collecting 6 hits in 3 games
Check out recaps, box scores, and statistics from the Broncos' three game series in Spokane, Washington against host Gonzaga University.

The Broncos lost the series opener 2-4, lost game 2 by a score of 3-8, and lost the series finale 1-4. For more information about each game, please click on the links below:
Catching Up with Sophomore Zach Looney 


Zach Looney has an On Base Percentage of .389 in 46 At Bats
RD BASEBALL: What draws you to baseball?  What makes it appealing to you?  What is special about the college game?

LOONEY: "It truly challenges you as a whole person. You cannot get by in the game if you are not a complete athlete having both mental and physical strength. Rather than relying only on talent, baseball forces you to explore every aspect of the type of person you are. I think it is amazing because someone who does not have talent can succeed if they have the right amount of mental strength. The college game is special because you can see the feeling of family and passion for the game anytime you watch a college baseball game. I don't feel the sense of team first in professional baseball like I do when around college baseball."

Read more about Zach Looney and SCU Baseball at 
Bronco Baseball Alum, Fox Sports Rules Analyst Mike Pereira '73 Visits SCU, Gives Exclusive Interview
Santa Clara's John Nash Interviews SCU Alum and FOX Sports Analyst Mike Pereira Interview
Santa Clara's John Nash Interviews SCU Alum and FOX Sports Analyst Mike Pereira Interview

Rules are rules. But players and coaches disregard them at times in the midst of the action-packed NFL. And fans lack the knowledge to truly understand all the rules. That's where Mike Pereira '73 comes in.


The former NFL Vice President of Officiating, and current Fox Sports Rules Analyst's illustrious career has crowned him the 'rule guru'. With a vast understanding of the game, Pereira's voice resonates with fans across the globe, providing insight to the calls made on the field.


"Ultimately what I'm trying to do is make people better understand the rules and better understand the game," said Pereira, who joined Fox Sports in 2009.


Click here to read the entire article on

Bronco Baseball Academy Gearing Up For Summer

The Bronco Baseball Academy, directed by Santa Clara's head baseball coach Dan O'Brien is now registering players for its summer camps and clinics. 
"We feel that to be successful you must develop the individual as well as the athlete. The Bronco Baseball Academy is about teaching young players the way the game should be played, while emphasizing the life skills they will learn in the process." -- DAN O'BRIEN
View the summer camp schedule and learn more at
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