Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
July 13, 2012




Broncos Travel Across America for Summer Ball
By Brandon Rebboah

All Summer Long

Summer and baseball have always seemed to fit together perfectly. For fans of the game, summer is a time to enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of America's pastime, but for college baseball players, it is a time for development. College players across the country, including members of the Santa Clara baseball squad, have already left for their summer experiences just weeks after finals as they begin preparation for the 2013 season.


"Summer ball allows players to get more repetitions, particularly [players] that didn't play much during the college season," said Santa Clara Baseball Assistant Coach Mike Oseguera. "It is also a chance for players to learn about other programs and figure out how to be away from home. I love that it offers an environment similar to professional baseball in that you play everyday and have to manage your extra time to make sure that you eat, sleep and workout well."
Baseball Announces Fundraiser at Upscale Bowling Alley to go with Game 7 of Fall World Series
300 San Jose updatedThis fall the Bronco Baseball program is hosting its first ever fundraiser at 300 San Jose, an upscale bowling alley designed for large corporate events. The event is scheduled for the evening of Friday, October 26 and will include dinner, bowling, a silent auction, and more.

The following day on Saturday, October 27,  the Broncos will play Game 7 of the Bronco Baseball Fall World Series at Stephen Schott Stadium. The game is open to the public and will conclude the fall season for the Broncos. More information about both of these events will be coming out soon.

"Combining Game 7 of the Fall World Series with our event at 300 San Jose was a no-brainer for us," Head Coach Dan O'Brien said. "This way more alumni, parents, fans, and friends of the program can participate in our fall fundraiser and watch our guys play competitively before the spring season. We expect a large turnout and hope all of our fans will save the date for this great weekend."
300 San Jose
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Bronco Baseball Academy Holding Youth Travel Team Tryouts, Offering Youth Summer Camps

youth pitcherBronco Baseball Academy, created by Dan O'Brien and his staff in 2011 is now offering youth travel ball teams for players between 8 and 14 years old. The travel ball teams will be coached by Santa Clara baseball staff members and run from about August 15 - December 15, 2012.
The youth travel ball teams will practice 2-3 times per week, and play games or tournaments 2-3 times per month. Tryotuts for the travel ball teams are on Tuesday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 24. To register for a tryout, please go to
Bronco Baseball Academy is also hosting two youth summer camps this month for kids between 6 and 13 years old. Camps are held at Stephen Schott Stadium at Santa Clara University and provide a fun way for youth players to improve their skills and get instructed by college players and coaches. 
More Than Game Day
By Mike Oseguera

More Than Game DayThe textbooks and backpacks will be tucked away for the next few months. It is time to play ball! Countless baseball games will take place daily this summer.  Little League all-stars, Pony all-stars, American Legion ball, collegiate summer ball, high school summer ball, travel ball teams, showcases, camps, MLB , independent ball, adult baseball, "old-man" softball,  the list goes on.
Everyone always prefers Game Day over practice. Game Day everyday used to be only for the professional players. They were the lucky ones, "Living the dream!" Slowly however, everyone else got to play more, and More, and MORE and MORE games...
Littlewood named Head Baseball Coach at BYU

BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe today announced the hiring of Mike Littlewood as the new head baseball coach of the Cougars.
Littlewood comes to BYU from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah, where he has been the head baseball coach since 1996. In 16 seasons, Littlewood compiled the most wins in Dixie State history (563-238; .702), while capturing eight league titles. His teams made four appearances in the National Junior College World Series, winning the national championship in 2004 and finishing runner-up in 2001. Littlewood was named National JUCO Coach of the Year in 2004.
"We are pleased to announce Mike as the new BYU head baseball coach," said Holmoe. "He is passionate about baseball and his enthusiasm is contagious. Mike has been very successful at every level of coaching and we look forward to having him guide our baseball program."


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