Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
December 19, 2013

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Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Austin Fisher

Today, Bronco baseball announces the fourth member of its incoming class of freshman for 2014-15, Austin Fisher. The shortstop currently attends Acalanes High School in Lafayette, Calif., about one hour north of the Mission Campus.


"I chose Santa Clara University because of the coaching staff, great baseball facilities and exceptional academics," Fisher said. "I first met the coaches at a prospect camp and I liked their philosophies and their old-school style of baseball. I also liked how they stress the fundamentals of baseball and playing the game the right way along with their emphasis on the team being a family and playing for each other."


Read the full press release on Austin Fisher ... 


"Choices" by Powell Fansler ('14)

Choices. That's what we have in life. There is always more than one choice, whether that be to study or not to study, to focus on the last sprint or to simply run it, or to save your younger brother from drowning or run and get someone else. I chose to save my brother and I did it with roller skates on, holding him above my head and skating up the deep end trying to get him above water. He lived and I won't ever take back that choice. But there have been harder choices to make in my life, a lot harder. The choices that force you to grow up, that show you how hard the game of life can be. In the sixth grade I chose to wake up at 5:00 AM every day to help my parents, who were always gone working, make the lunches for us kids. In the seventh grade when I was granted my first cell phone I made sure to let my parents know how each of my siblings were going to get home and when; I knew where everybody was and how to get them home if I needed to. My parents were busy working and I decided to help lessen their worry...


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Getting to Know Sophomore Peter Hendron
What draws you to baseball?  What is special about the college game?
I am drawn to the competitive nature of baseball and the feeling of winning championships.  The college game is special because there is so much camaraderie and brotherhood among the team.

Who is your favorite guy on the team to compete with? To compete against? Why?
I like to compete with Nick Medeiros because he fires me up, and wants to win more than anyone.  I like to compete against Steven Wilson because we are always pushing each other to new limits.

Top 5 people, living or dead, to compete against? In what?
Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Pete Rose in baseball.  Mugsy Bogues one on one in basketball, and Stevie Berman in table tennis.
Save the Date: February 7-8, 2014 is the annual Bronco Baseball Kick-Off Weekend
schott The annual Bronco Baseball Kick-Off Weekend is set for February 7-8, 2014. The weekend events help launch the Santa Clara baseball program into its 2014 season.
"This will be a great weekend for our fans, alumni, families and supporters to gather and help launch our team into the 2014 season." said Head Coach Dan O'Brien. "The Kick-Off Weekend doesn't just help us raise funds and awareness for our season. It really allows the players to connect with our alumni and energizes our entire program and supporters for a new year." 
RD Academy Hosting High School Prospect Camp on January 18-19, 2014
The RD Academy Spring Training Prospect Camp is open to all high school baseball players who want to play baseball at the collegiate and professional levels. The prospect camp is directed by Santa Clara University baseball coaches and is held at Stephen Schott Stadium. The prospect camp is on Saturday, January 18 from 10:00-4:00pm and Sunday, January 19 from 10:00-2:00pm. The cost to attend is $300 per player, payable online. Click on the link below for more information!
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