Santa Clara Baseball Newsletter
April / 11 / 2014
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Friday, April 11
vs Gonzaga (6:00pm at Patterson Baseball Complex)


Saturday, April 12
vs Gonzaga (6:00pm at Patterson Baseball Complex)  


Sunday, April 13
vs Gonzaga (12:00pm at Patterson Baseball Complex)


Baseball Aims for Third Straight Series Win at Gonzaga

Seeking to win its third consecutive West Coast Conference series, Santa Clara baseball heads north to Spokane, Wash. for a weekend series against the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The two teams square off at 6 p.m. April 11 and 12 before an April 13 series finale at 12 p.m. Santa Clara is 13-19 overall, 4-5 in the WCC and 2-5 on the road.

Last weekend, the Broncos won their second consecutive West Coast Conference series two games to one over the Portland Pilots at Schott Stadium. Portland's Davis Tominaga pitched a complete game and helped his own cause by driving in a run in a 9-1 Pilot victory April 4. The Broncos won Saturday's game 7-3 by scoring in five of their final six offensive frames and Sunday's game 3-1 on the strength of 8.0 strong innings from Steven Wilson and a two-run triple from Quinton Perry in the sixth.


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Broncos Take 2 of 3 From
Portland in Weekend Series

Game 29   

vs University of Portland (Loss 9-1


Game 30 

vs University of Portland (Win 7-3)


Game 31  

vs University of Portland (Win 3-1)  


"Handling adversity - ultimately - is the key to this entire program's success, and we're getting better and better at it."

Scouting Gonzaga for WCC Weekend Series 

Mitch Gunsolus enters the weekend as the West Coast Conference leader in walks with 24 on the season. The next-highest batters are USD's Connor Joe and LMU's David Edwards with 19 and 18, respectively. Gunsolus leads the Bulldogs in several major offensive categories, including batting average (.339) and doubles (7).


Jimmy Sintaro tops the club with 17 RBIs on the season, 12 of which have come in 10 West Coast Conference games. He leads the Bulldogs with a .412 batting average in WCC play, and has a .559 slugging percentage.


Caleb Wood has been one of the most effective Bulldogs on the basepaths, scoring a team-high 19 runs and a stealing a team-best seven bases this season.

Alongside Gunsolus and Wood, Payden Lamb is the only other 31-game starter for Gonzaga in 2014. Lamb is hitting .315 this season, and ranks in the top three of most major offensive categories for Bulldog hitters.


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Former Broncos Nava, Medica Begin Season in Big Leagues

As the 2014 Major League Baseball season gets under way this week, former Santa Clara Bronco baseball players Daniel Nava and Tommy Medica were named to their teams' opening day rosters. It marks the second season that Nava has been on the Boston Red Sox opening day roster and the first season that Medica has been on the San Diego Padres opening day roster.

Nava appeared in 17 Grapefruit League games during 2014 Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox, and hit .205 with two doubles, two home runs and a team-high 10 walks. Last season, he hit .303 with 29 doubles, 12 home runs and 66 RBIs in 134 appearances with the World Series champion Red Sox. He played in five World Series games and hit for a pair of RBIs in game two.


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Cultivating Compassion at Santa Clara  

Santa Clara University occupies an intersection where the 450-year tradition of Jesuit education meets the most innovative business environment in the world. What better place than the SCU campus for the Dalai Lama, himself a steward of a centuries-old religion, to discuss the importance of compassion in business?


In February 2014, in front of an audience of nearly 4,000 and in dialogue with Silicon Valley business leaders and in conversation with students, the Dalai Lama imparted his strong view of compassion's place in the world. Kirk O. Hanson-the director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at SCU, which co-hosted the event with Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research-shares some of the wisdom from the Dalai Lama, and how this advice is very relevant in today's Valley.

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Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Anthony Geremia

Today, Bronco baseball announces the 12th member of its incoming class of freshmen for 2014-15, Anthony Geremia. The outfielder currently attends Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif.

"Santa Clara has always been a school that I have thought about going to," Geremia said. "As a kid, I always loved going to the campus for all of my dad's football reunions. Most of all, I get to play my favorite activity - my true love - baseball."


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