Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
January 22, 2013

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Bronco Baseball Schedules Kick-Off Weekend for February 8-9 


With the start of the season less than a month away, Santa Clara baseball will host its Kick Off Weekend on February 8 and 9. The weekend will include a golf tournament at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club, a preseason banquet, an alumni breakfast and the alumni game. Read the entire press release here...

2012 Seniors
Bronco Baseball Kick Off Weekend
February 8 - 9, 2013



  • Golf Tournament (12:00pm at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club) -- REGISTER NOW 
  • Preseason Banquet (6:30pm at Home of Kevin Walters) -- REGISTER NOW


  • Alumni Breakfast (11:00am at Locatelli Center on SCU Campus) -- RSVP NOW
  • Alumni Game (3:00pm at Schott Stadium) -- RSVP NOW
Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Michael Westra
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Michael Westra signs with SCU Baseball
Santa Clara baseball introduces future Bronco Michael Westra from Scottsdale, Arizona. Westra attended Brophy College Prep in Phoenix where he was coached my Tom Succow and Matt Hooten.  


"I chose Santa Clara because it was the perfect fit for me," said Westra. "It has a great baseball program with the nicest, craziest and most entertaining coaches I have ever met. The players have created a brotherhood while welcoming others. I felt like I was already on the baseball team when visiting..."


Read the entire article here...

Senior Shortstop Justin Viele Prepares for His Last Year
By Tomomi Menjo ('13)
Senior Justin Viele
This is an exciting time for many seniors as they are getting closer and closer to their last quarter of college. Justin Viele of the Santa Clara baseball team is very excited to have a strong last season as a Bronco with his fellow seniors. (SCB) caught up with Viele (JV) and he shared with us how his experiences have been as a Bronco and what he is looking forward to for his last season.

What did you do for training over summer?

I started the summer playing in Slippery Rock, Penn. with my fellow Broncos, Max Deering and Zach Looney, but due to a nagging elbow injury I was only in Slippery Rock for a couple weeks before returning home. When I got home I rehabbed my elbow a lot, but was still able to hit, take ground balls and lift normally for the most part...


Read the entire interview here...

RD Academy Hosting Pitching Clinic this Sunday, January 27

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RD Academy at Santa Clara University
Winter Pitching Clinic
January 27
RD Baseball Academy at Santa Clara University is hosting its Winter Pitching Clinic this Sunday, January 27 at Stephen Schott Stadium. The pitching clinic will provide youth and high school pitchers with instruction from Gabe Ribas, pitching coach at Santa Clara University.
Drills will focus on improving arm strength, pitching mechanics, throwing form, controlling the running game, reading a hitter, and fielding your position.
For more information about the RD Academy Winter Pitching Clinic at Santa Clara University, please visit our website at
Former Miami baseball coach Ron Fraser dies
Associated Press
By Tim Reynolds

Ron Fraiser

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Ron Fraser coached the national teams from two different countries, is a member of 10 different Halls of Fame, won two NCAA baseball championships and never had a losing record in a 30-year career with the Miami Hurricanes.

He'll be remembered for so many other reasons. The longtime Miami coach - dubbed ''the wizard of college baseball'' - died Sunday morning after fighting Alzheimer's disease for many years, family spokesman Tony Segreto said. 

''The impact he had on our university, on college baseball and on the game itself worldwide is immeasurable,'' acting Miami athletic director Blake James said.
Read the entire article here...
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