Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
September 4, 2012




Welcome Back!

With the 2012-2013 school year just around the corner, we wanted to say hello and fill you in on the latest news from the Santa Clara Baseball program. Our players are wrapping up their summer ball seasons and will be reporting to SCU in just a few short weeks. We are excited for another great fall season, and we can't wait to see you out at Schott Stadium and at our events this year. Thanks for all of your support and Go Broncos!
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Dan O'Brien
Head Baseball Coach
Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara Baseball Fall Classic ... Save the Date!


The Santa Clara Baseball team is hosting their Fall Classic at Santa Clara University on the weekend of October 26-27, 2012. 

The Fall Classic includes the Diamond Club Kick-Off Bowling Fundraiser on Friday, October 26 at 300 San Jose, an upscale bowling alley designed for corporate functions. Besides bowling, there will be dinner, drinks, prizes, and a presentation by Head Coach Dan O'Brien.


On Saturday, October 27, the coaching staff will host the parents of the program for a meeting and breakfast on campus at 10:00am. At noon, the Broncos will play Game 7 of the Fall World Series at Schott Stadium. The game is open to the public and there will be a BBQ, raffle, and door prizes.  

Please save the date and  more information will be provided in the coming weeks!

Deering, Max 

Bronco Summer Ball Experience Highlighted by Must See Player Produced "Cribs" Video  

For many ballplayers, the summer is a time to get extra work that will help them in the upcoming season, but for pitchers summer leagues can present an unique situation - balancing between productive preparation and overworking their arms. Santa Clara lefty Max Deering has found the perfect blend of rest and work as he prepares for the Broncos' 2013 campaign with the Slippery Rock Sliders...

Read the entire article here ...  


Bronco Cribs: Slippery Rock Edition Part 1
"Bronco Cribs" Video by Max Deering and Zach Looney

Bronco Bench Golf Classic set for September 14 at Cinnabar Hills


The Bronco Bench Foundation and Heritage Bank are proud to announce that the 34th Annual Bronco Bench Golf Classic will be held at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club on Friday, September 14, 2012.

Join Bronco alumni, athletes, coaches and our celebrity auctioneer Brent Jones ('85) for a day of golf, camaraderie, and bragging rights. Last year's event raised more than $100,000 for Student-Athlete Scholarships and our goal this year is to surpass last year's benchmark!

Click here for more info and to register for the BBF Golf Classic...  

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RD Baseball Academy Launches New Website, Staffing, Instruction and Events


RD Baseball Academy, founded by Santa Clara Head Coach Dan O'Brien, provides advanced hitting training, catcher's training, pitching clinics, high school showcases, and summer camps for youth and high school players.

RD Baseball Academy (formerly Bronco Baseball Academy) has a new website, staff, instructional program, and schedule of events. The RD Academy will run year-around and provide an elite and unique baseball experience for players of all ages and skill levels.


"The RD Academy is more than just a baseball academy. It's about helping players relentlessly develop on and off the field, so that they improve in all areas of their life," said O'Brien. "We believe in providing first class baseball instruction and in teaching life skills that will help young men reach their potential."

For more information about the RD Baseball Academy, please visit the new website:

62 team updated Storybook Season

By Mark Purdy
Santa Clara Magazine


The 1962 Broncos pitched, ran, and swatted their way to being the top-ranked team in the nation and to the College World Series. Then they battled it out in a grueling 15-inning title cruncher that was one for the record books.
Fifty years later, Ron Calcagno '63 clings to one very appetizing memory of his trip to the College World Series.

"They gave us all meal money," says Calcagno. "And they've got a lot of good beef in Omaha."

Calcagno was the catcher on Santa Clara's first-and still only-team to reach the collegiate championship game of a sport that has been played at the University longer than any other. Baseball at Santa Clara began in 1883, yet the 1962 Broncos, who came so close to winning the NCAA title before losing it in extra innings, stand alone in school history. All of them can tell you it was an unforgettable experience. Well, some of them, anyway.  


"I can't remember much," admits John Boccabella '63, the team's All-American first baseman. "The whole thing was just such a big ride. We really enjoyed it. But when you're a young kid, how much do you know?"

Click here to read the entire article ... 

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