Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
May 2, 2013

  • Friday, May 3:  vs Gonzaga University (6:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium)
  • Saturday, May 4:  vs Gonzaga University (3:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium)
  • Sunday, May 5:  vs Gonzaga University (1:00pm at Stephen Schott Stadium)
Santa Clara Drops Road Game to UC Davis
munoz caIn a back and forth game, Santa Clara baseball fell to UC Davis by a final score of 11-9. The Broncos are now 10-32 overall while the Aggies are 16-26. The Broncos return to the field on Fri., May 3 at 6 p.m. vs. Gonzaga in the final home series of the year.


Tommy Nance (2-2, 4.66) started for Santa Clara and got a no-decision in 3.0 innings. Nance allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Kenny Treadwell (1-2, 3.86) got the loss in 0.2 innings out of the bullpen. The offense was led by Casey Munoz who was 2-4 with his first career home run, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI and Zach Looney who was 3-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

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Bronco Baseball Hosts Senior Day Sunday at 1:00pm


In its final weekend of home games of the season, Santa Clara baseball travels to UC Davis on Tues., April 30 at 2:30 p.m. before welcoming Gonzaga to Schott Stadium. The Broncos and Bulldogs will play Fri., May 3 at 6 p.m., Sat., May 4 at 3 p.m. and Sun., May 5 at 1 p.m. The Saturday game will be video only with no audio broadcast.


Last week Santa Clara fell had a walk-off win vs. UC Davis in 10 innings before being swept by Saint Mary's on the road. The Broncos are now 10-31 overall with a 0-18 mark in West Coast Conference play.


"This year's senior class put a lot of time and effort into leading this team and changing the direction of the program," said Santa Clara head coach Dan O'Brien. "It's obviously been a rough year, but I appreciate the senior class and their willingness and effort to the lead the program."


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Talking with Baseball Assistant Coach Keith Beauregard

BeauregardLooking at the Broncos baseball record for the season, it may be easy for any coach to get discouraged. For first year assistant coach Keith Beauregard, he sees the positive in what this program has to offer, and is focused on making the Broncos baseball program a winning program in the years to come. He wants to ride the rest of the season out with everything the Broncos team has got.


"My favorite part about being here is getting the opportunity to build a program or being part of building a program," said Beauregard. "It is something as a young coach you are always looking for. In the grand scheme of things, it is one of the great opportunities you're going to be able to get, especially with a program with 131 years of experience. This is something special for anybody, so I am happy to be apart of it and I am looking forward to the journey ahead."


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ESPN Goes All-In On College Baseball
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In a hugely important development for college baseball, ESPN will televise every game from all 16 NCAA regional sites this spring for the first time. Last year, ESPN carried six regionals, after televising four in 2011 and just two in previous years. ESPN networks already carried every super regional and College World Series game.


ESPN will also debut a new Bases Loaded channel, which will switch between key moments from games across the country. ESPN's lead college baseball analyst, Kyle Peterson, will host that "whip-around" show before joining in-game booths later in the tournament.


"Viewers love the format of RedZone, Goal Line and Buzzer Beater," ESPN senior coordinating producer Mike Moore told USA Today, referencing the whip-around channels for football and basketball. "If you don't have a particular rooting interest, it's a great way to watch sports. The TV crew becomes your remote for you..."


College Baseball Coaches urge Livelier Ball

College baseball is on pace to set a record for fewest home runs and a 40-year low for scoring and batting average. Now some coaches are calling for a livelier ball to bring the numbers back up.


The switch to toned-down metal bats in 2011 has led to an offensive decline greater than many expected.


''The game isn't the same,'' Clemson coach Jack Leggett said this week. ''It's not as exciting.''


Leggett is leading an effort to adopt the ball used in the minor leagues. That ball has flat seams and a harder core, which he says makes it conducive to greater flight than the college ball. No change could be made until the 2015 season.


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