Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
June 6, 2013
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Bronco Baseball Grows Throughout 2013


In a transition year under second year head coach Dan O'Brien, Santa Clara baseball had a difficult season at Schott Stadium but the Broncos used the adversity to learn and grow.


"A rough season like this is necessary and part of the growing process," said O'Brien. "We must get tougher as a program and that message won't sink in until these guys get sick of getting beat. I welcome the adversity because I know it will help us learn to take a punch and keep moving forward. The struggles will ultimately build this program up. "


One thing that can't be taken for granted is the impact of the seniors. The class of 2013 was invaluable to teaching the younger players how to be successful student-athletes.


"This year's senior class put a lot of time and effort into leading this team and changing the direction of the program," said 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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Matt Ozanne Reflects on His Time at SCU
By Kendra Cavaney '15


ozanneMatt Ozanne (MO), a senior from Scottsdale, Arizona reflects on his time here as a player for the men's baseball team. He finished his senior season with 23 runs and 24 RBI, both ranking in the top-three for the team. Ozanne also happens to have a twin brother, Drew, who is on the team as well. In 2009, Matt was drafted by the MLB to the Arizona Diamondbacks. (SCB) was able to get in a quick interview with Ozanne to ask about his overall experience here at SCU the past four years.
SCB: Overall, how did you think you did personally and as a team this season?
MO: As a team we struggled to pull out the win in a lot of close games and extra innings games. Although our record indicates a terrible season, if we learn to do the little things correctly a lot of those losses will turn into wins. I think our team learned a lot about themselves and the game and we will continue to grow and build on the freshman class...


Click here to read the full interview with Matt Ozanne ...

Bronco Baseball Alumni Network Connects Current and Former Players

Kick-Off Weekend 

Check out the new Bronco Baseball Alumni Network! The network helps to connect our former players and allows our current Broncos to explore professional opportunities and post graduate areas of employment. 


Because the Alumni Network has phone numbers and email addresses of former players, it is password protected. If you are a Bronco Alumni and wish to view the network or update your info, please contact Ben Campopiano, Director of Baseball Operations at


View the Bronco Baseball Alumni Network...

RD Academy Registering Youth Players for Summer Baseball Camps
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RD Academy Summer Youth Camps at Santa Clara University are open to players between the ages of 7 - 13 years old. The 5-day camp offers personal and group instruction in all phases of of the game of baseball. Players will receive top level instruction from current Santa Clara University coaches, former college players, and current SCU players.


Campers will be instructed in baseball fundamentals including: hitting, pitching, infield, outfield, catching, base running, sliding, diving, etc. Players will also receive instruction on various skills that will help them improve their focus, hustle, discipline, teamwork, and attitude. A combination of drills, competitions, and games make for a fun, instructional week of baseball at Santa Clara University's Stephen Schott Stadium.


For mor information and to register please click here...

Super Regionals Begin This Weekend

With the 100th and final game of the

regionals between North Carolina and Florida Atlantic finally in the books after 13 harrowing innings, the super regional matchups are set. Fourteen of the 16 super regional teams are No. 1 seeds, and the others are No. 2 seeds (Oklahoma and Rice).


For the second straight year, seven of the eight national seeds advanced, with only No. 8 Oregon falling. Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1999, an average of six national seeds per year have won regionals. In each of the last two years, just 10 No. 1 seeds won regionals; in each of the previous three years, 13 top seeds won regionals. So this weekend backed up our assertion heading into the tournament that college baseball is top-heavy this year.


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