Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
August 15, 2013
Bronco Baseball Players Cap-Off Successful Seasons of Summer Ball


Max Deering, Far West League All-Star

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Despite the season being over, many Santa Clara baseball players are still making their presences felt on the field in summer ball leagues across the country. Three Broncos have been named all-stars in their respective leagues, with two helping lead their teams to league titles.


Casey Munoz was an Alaska Baseball League All-Star and was Second-Team All-League while helping lead his Goldpanners to the ABL Post Season Tournament title. The Goldpanners beat the Pilots by scores of 3-2 and 2-1 in the finals.


Max Deering was named a Far West League All-Star for the Walnut Creek Crawdads. He tossed 29.0 innings and posted a record of 2-0 to go with a 3.10 ERA, third on the team. Deering showed his usual command, fanning 24 and walking just seven while picking up a save in four games, including two starts. 


D.J. Zapata was also named an All-Star in the Far West League. Zapata, pitching for the Menlo Park Legends, appeared in 12 games and made six starts. He threw 43.1 innings while posting a 3.53 ERA. Zapata struck out 43 and walked 18 while going 1-3 with a save. 


Kyle DeMerritt helped lead the Kansas Canons of the Walter Johnson League to the league title with an 11-8 win over the Topeka Golden Giants.

Congratulations to all the Broncos on a terrific summer of baseball!


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Sean Riley Hired as Assistant Baseball Coach 
Sean Riley, New Assistant Baseball Coach



Santa Clara head coach

Dan O'Brien has hired Sean

Riley as an assistant coach for his staff. Riley replaces Ryan Leake who left after the end of the 2013 season. Riley joins the Broncos after spending the last two years as the assistant varsity coach at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. 

"I am very excited to embark upon coaching at such an amazing university with a great baseball tradition," said Riley. "Santa Clara University is a place of familiarity to me. It holds the same high values and principles that I do and is the perfect college to transition to from Junipero Serra High School...."  


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Youth Camps Draw Nearly 400 Campers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Despite being in the middle of summer break, Santa Clara baseball was hard at work in July putting on youth camps for players aged 7-13. The Broncos welcomed 393 total campers over a four-week period in July.

"It was a great summer for RD Academy at Santa Clara University," said Director of Operations Ben Campopiano. "Our youth baseball camps were completely sold out every week, and close to 400 youth players got to experience our camps and Bronco baseball..."


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Bronco Baseball Alum John Savage Guides UCLA to National Championship
John Savage, Head Baseball Coach at UCLA 

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - John Savage, head coach at UCLA for the last nine seasons, led the Bruins to their first national title in baseball in June of 2013 at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. They took down Mississippi State 8-0 to seal the title. 

Savage, however, was a Bronco long before he was a Bruin. He pitched at Santa Clara from 1983-86 and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th rounds of the MLB Draft. During his time on the Mission campus, Savage learned much about the game of baseball that has helped in his coaching career.

"My experience at Santa Clara University was invaluable to me and helped make me into the coach that I am today," said Savage. "Coach McClain and Coach Oldham were instrumental in my success as a baseball player and I am forever grateful for the opportunity I had to play baseball there."  


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