March 4, 2002

Baseball Faces Cross-Town Rival San Jose State

March 4, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - - The Santa Clara University baseball team will continue its season long eight-game road trip Tuesday night as they drive cross-town to face rival San Jose State at 6 p.m. in Municipal Stadium.

Currently the Broncos are 6-11 overall and looking to snap a three-game losing streak that occurred at the hands of Nevada over the weekend in Reno.

San Jose State is off to a 12-5 start on the season, including wins in their last three games by combined scores of 48-9.

The all-time series between the two schools dates back 1954, with Santa Clara holding the advantage in the series at 95-51-0. Over the last five years though, the series has nearly been equal with the Broncos winning seven of the 13 meetings.

First year head coach Mark O'Brien played his collegiate ball at San Jose State under current Spartan coach Sam Piraro who just recently won his 500th career game at SJSU in just over 15 years at the helm.

Following Tuesday night's game the Broncos will continue their road trip with a four-game series against the University of Hawaii-Hilo beginning Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.