Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
April 18, 2013

  • Tuesday, April 16: @ Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (6:00pm at Baggett Stadium)
  • Friday, April 19: vs University of San Diego (6:00pm at Schott Stadium)
  • Saturday, April 20: vs University of San Diego (3:00pm at Schott Stadium)
  • Sunday, April 21: vs University of San Diego (1:00pm at Schott Stadium)
Four-Run First Sinks Bronco Baseball at Cal Poly
Taking a trip down the coast, Santa Clara baseball dropped a midweek game to Cal Poly by a final score of 7-2. The Broncos are now 9-25 overall while the Mustangs are 25-9.
The Broncos return to the field on Fri., April 19 at 6 p.m. vs. San Diego in the first game of a three game series at Schott Stadium.
Jake Steffens (0-3, 7.71) started for Santa Clara and picked up a loss in 2.0 innings. Steffens allowed five runs on six hits with one walk and no strikeouts. The offense was led by C.J. Jacobe who was 1-1 with two RBI as a pinch hitter. Casey Munoz added a hit and a run scored while Ben Wright was 1-2 with a double.

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Bronco Baseball Pitching Coach Gabe Ribas Talks About His Second Season at Santa Clara


Pitching coach and recruiting coordinator Gabe Ribas joined the Bronco baseball staff last year alongside head coach Dan O'Brien. In just his second year on the Mission campus, Ribas has recruited two strong freshman classes that have contributed to the Broncos success this season.


"The first year is always interesting," said Ribas "I think we did a great job of targeting a group of freshmen who were talented and possessed really high character. Our coaching staff understands that it takes time for players to develop and we are committed to helping that happen every day. Expect big things from the next few classes of Bronco baseball players."


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Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Luke Huerta


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Continuing to introduce the next wave of talent, Santa Clara baseball introduces Luke Huerta of Castro Valley, Calif. Huerta attended Castro Valley High School where he was coached by Mario Iglesias.


"I chose Santa Clara after meeting the coaching staff and learning about the philosophy of the baseball program," said Huerta. "I like the old school feel and had a great time on the office visit weekend with my future teammates..."


Read the entire story here...

Baseball Hosts "Shave for Change" on April 19 vs. San Diego
 Shave for Change

For the second year in a row, Santa Clara baseball will host a "Shave for Change" event in support of Vs. Cancer Foundation and its "Base Bald" program. The even will take place on Fri., April 19 during and after the 6 p.m. game vs. San Diego.


"Our 'Shave for Change' event is awesome," said Santa Clara head coach Dan O'Brien. "I credit our players and staff for really getting behind this great cause and making it the success that it has become."

Catching Up With Casey Munoz
By Kaitlin Fueling ('13)
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A junior from San Diego, Casey Munoz (CM), has been a strong first base asset to the men's baseball squad. (SCB) sat down with Munoz to discuss when he began to play as well as some of his training regimens.


SCB: Growing up, what positions did you play?

CM: I always played first base growing up because I was too chubby to play any of the other positions. Now I would love to be a pitcher, but I like hitting way too much.


SCB: If you could play in any ballpark in the country, which one would it be?

CM: I would love to play in Dodger Stadium. I played there in high school and since I am a Dodger fan, it was one of the coolest experiences of my life.

Check out the full interview with Casey Munoz...