Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
March / 6 / 2014
This Week's Games at the Jack Gifford Tournament at Stephen Schott Stadium


Thursday, March 6
vs University of Washington (6:00pm)


Friday, March 7
vs UC Davis (4:00pm)

Saturday, March 8
vs University of the Pacific (6:00pm)

Sunday, March 9

vs University of Washington (11:00am)


Baseball Begins Ten-Game Homestand at Schott Stadium; Hosts Jack Gifford Tournament
Santa Clara baseball will follow its longest road trip of the season - nine games - with its longest homestand of the season - 10 games - as it begins the Jack Gifford Memorial Tournament Thursday at 6 p.m. against the Washington Huskies at Stephen Schott Stadium.

The weekend features a Friday matchup with UC Davis at 4 p.m., Saturday game against Pacific at 6 p.m. and concludes with a Sunday showdown vs. Washington at 11 a.m.


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Santa Clara Bests Manhattan 10-2,
O'Brien Earns 500th Career Win

The Santa Clara Broncos built an early lead and used a career-best effort from Peter Hendron to pick up a 10-2 victory against Manhattan at the Sanderson Ford College Baseball Classic in Surprise, Ariz. Sunday. Santa Clara's overall record is now 6-6 while Manhattan is 1-6. The Broncos return to the diamond Tuesday at Cal Poly for a 6 p.m. first pitch.


Sunday's victory marked the 500th career win for O'Brien. The third-year Bronco head coach won 454 of those games at his alma mater, UC San Diego, and now has 46 wins in his time with Santa Clara.


"There's been a ton of great memories and some big team wins in there, but I don't do this for the wins," O'Brien said. "I coach for the countless lifelong relationships I've developed over the years. Those mean the world to me." 


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Check out Recaps, Box Scores, and Interviews from Last 4 Games

Game 10

vs Arizona State (Loss 9-6)


Game 11 

vs University of Oklahoma (Loss 8-4)


Game 12 

vs Manhattan College (Win 10-2)  


Game 13 

@ Cal Poly SLO (Loss 6-0





Peter Hendron Named College Sports Madness West Coast Player of the Week


For the second time in as many weeks, a Santa Clara baseball player has received recognition for his efforts on the field. Sophomore pitcher Peter Hendron was named the College Sports Madness West Coast Player of the Week for March 3, 2014 on Monday.


"It's an honor and it's always nice to be recognized," Hendron said.


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Broncos Hoping to Raise $10,000 for Kids with Cancer 


On Thursday, March 6th, the Santa Clara Baseball team will be shaving their heads after raising funds for childhood cancer. The funds will benefit both national childhood cancer research and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.


Last year, the team was able to directly help children at the Bone Marrow Transplant clinic in Packard Children's, where the funds they raised provided toys for kids undergoing day-long cancer treatments.


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Baseball's Steffens Enjoying Sophomore Season With New Family


Baseball has impacted Jacob Steffens' (JS) life in so many positive ways. It's deepened his relationships with friends and family, and has taught him important life lessons. Steffens spoke to (SCU) and also details the fights he's faced to continue playing the sport he's most passionate about.
SCU: Was baseball the main reason you came to Santa Clara?
JS: Yes baseball was the main reason I came to Santa Clara. The combination of baseball and the academics made it the top school on my list.


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Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Josh Inouye


Today, Bronco baseball announces the ninth member of its incoming class of freshman for 2014-15, Josh Inouye. The right-handed pitcher currently attends 'Iolani school in Honolulu, Hawai'i.


"On my official visit, the people that I was surrounded by - the baseball team - made me feel very welcome," Inouye said. "This reminded me of the Aloha spirit back home. I appreciated the players and felt very comfortable amongst them."


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