Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
November 7, 2013
Register Now and Support Bronco Baseball at the Annual Fall Fundraiser
Register now for the Bronco Baseball Bowling Fundraiser, scheduled for Friday, November 15! Join the Santa Clara baseball community for bowling, food, drinks, prizes and a presentation by Coach Dan O'Brien about the Bronco Baseball program and Diamond Club. 

The bowing fundraiser kicks-off the baseball program's 2013 Fall Classic - an exciting weekend of events for Bronco Baseball and their fans. The Bronco Baseball bowling fundraiser will be held at Bowlmor Lanes San Jose  from 7:00-11:00pm and is open to all families, fans, and friends of the program. 
Get to Know Senior Max Deering
What draws you to baseball? What is special about the college game?

The personalities of the guys who coach and play it. The goose bumps I get from the smallest intricacies of the game. College is the best time of our lives, and we get to spend it playing baseball. I think that's pretty special.


Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?

Zach Looney for both. He's a great guy to compete with and against, because you know he is going to empty the tank and leave everything on the field in everything he does.


Why did you choose Santa Clara?
It was the school that was going to give me the greatest opportunity to excel in what ever I chose to pursue...


A Good First Impression
By Jeff Gire (Santa Clara Magazine)
On Sept. 11, former Bronco Tommy Medica '10, now of the San Diego Padres, made a smashing professional debut when he took Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies deep in his first MLB game. This was no flash in the pan either-before he got the call, Medica was leading the Padres minor league system in homers.
Alums may remember that another Bronco, Daniel Nava, made a big splash with a grand slam in his very first at bat for the Red Sox, which coincidently also took place against the Phillies. Nava currently finds himself in the thick of the pennant race and playing a key role for Boston.
NCAA To Switch To Flat-Seamed Balls
The Division I Baseball Committee will move to the use of a flat-seamed baseball for its championship, starting with the 2015 Division I tournament.
Currently, raised-seamed baseballs are used in the Division I Baseball Championship.
Committee members made the decision to change to a flat-seamed baseball after research conducted this fall by the Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory showed that flat-seamed baseballs launched out of a pitching machine at averages of 95 mph, a 25-degree angle and a 1,400 rpm spin rate traveled around 387 feet compared to raised-seamed baseballs that went 367 feet...
2013 Bronco Baseball Key Dates 


  • September 23: Fall Quarter begins
  • September 25: Individuals begin
  • September 28-29: Fall Prospect Camp

OCTOBER 2013  

  • October 21: Team Fall Ball begins


  • November 5: Scout Day
  • November 11: Signing Week begins
  • November 15-16: Bronco Baseball Fall Classic  
    • November 15: Bowling Fundraiser (REGISTER NOW!)
    • November 16: Parent Day / Game 7 of Fall World Series


  • December 9: Fall Quarter Finals begin
  • December 16: Christmas Break begins

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