2014 Santa Clara Baseball News

  • Broncos Set Commissioner's Honor Roll Record for Second Straight Year
    July 23, 2014
    Broncos Set Commissioner's Honor Roll Record for Second Straight Year The West Coast Conference announced its 13th annual Commissioner's Honor Roll Tuesday, and 141 Santa Clara Broncos were recognized with honors for their athletic success and academic excellence. Santa Clara had 18 student-athletes receive gold honors (3.75-4.00 GPA) and 33 student-athletes receive silver honors (3.50-3.74 GPA). The Broncos set a new record of student athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, breaking the previous mark of 133 in the 2012-13 school year.
  • Consistency Down Homestretch in 2014 Leads Broncos to First WCC Winning Record under Dan O’Brien
    July 09, 2014
    Consistency Down Homestretch in 2014 Leads Broncos to First WCC Winning Record under Dan O’Brien In its third season under head coach Dan O’Brien, Santa Clara baseball took a major step forward with a top-four finish in West Coast Conference regular season play and an appearance in the WCC Baseball Championship. The team, defined by toughness and resilience, won seven of its nine WCC series for a total of 16 conference wins — the most for the program since 2004.
  • EYEBRONCO: Women's Soccer Celebrity Golf Fundraiser - World Cup Edition
    June 23, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Women's Soccer Celebrity Golf Fundraiser - World Cup Edition Santa Clara University Athletics hosted the first annual SCU Celebrity Golf Tournament – with more than 25 sports celebrities — benefitting the Bronco Bench Foundation and the Bronco women's soccer program on Mon., June 23 at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park. Sports celebrities included former Super Bowl Champion players, a World Series Champion Manager, a Super Bowl referee, a Heisman Trophy Winner, World Cup Champions, Olympic Gold Medalists, MLB All-Stars, the current head coaches of the MLS Earthquakes and NHL Sharks -- the list goes on and on! In his first day as an EYEBRONCO reporter, men's basketball senior Yannick Atanga caught up with a number of the celebrities to talk World Cup soccer!
  • Four Bronco Baseball Players Receive WCC All-Academic Honors
    June 06, 2014
    Four Bronco Baseball Players Receive WCC All-Academic Honors The West Coast Conference announced its 2014 Baseball All-Academic team on Friday, and four Santa Clara Broncos have been recognized as part of the honors. Seniors Zach Looney, Casey Munoz, and D.J. Zapata made the WCC Baseball All-Academic Team and senior Mac Hess was named an All-Academic Honorable Mention.
  • EYEBRONCO: Baseball Photo Day
    June 06, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Baseball Photo Day Bronco Baseball freshman Stevie Berman is the latest Santa Clara student-athlete featured in the EYEBRONCO Photo Day series. The 2014 WCC All-Freshman Team and WCC Honorable Mention selection talks with reporter David Gentile about which teammate has the best style and which teammate was an entertaining roommate during the 2014 season.
  • Baseball’s Season Comes to an End with 8-6 Loss to Gonzaga
    May 23, 2014
    Baseball’s Season Comes to an End with 8-6 Loss to Gonzaga The Santa Clara Broncos lost 8-6 to the Gonzaga Bulldogs Friday afternoon at Banner Island Ballpark, and have been eliminated from the 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. In the fifth head-to-head meeting of the season between the Broncos and Bulldogs, Santa Clara held three separate leads in the first five innings and Gonzaga took its first and only lead of the game on the strength of a four-run sixth.
  • EYEBRONCO: Bronco Baseball Checks In
    May 23, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Bronco Baseball Checks In Before every practice and every game, Santa Clara baseball lines up on the outfield foul line and "checks in." Take a look at the Broncos checking in before their second game of the 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball Championship in this EYEBRONCO video. "The idea is for you to get yourself ready to have a championship practice. It's easy to say and really hard to do. For us, a championship practice is every ground ball you take is with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs, every swing you take on the field is with the bases loaded down by two, every fly ball has that same intensity to it. As far as checking in — to do that you have to clear your head of all the stressers in your life ... and you essentially don't leave the foul line and run to center field until you're ready to have a championship practice." — Head Coach Dan O'Brien, November 2013
  • Broncos Fall to Pepperdine 5-2 in First Game of WCC Baseball Championship
    May 22, 2014
    Broncos Fall to Pepperdine 5-2 in First Game of WCC Baseball Championship The Santa Clara Broncos jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against Pepperdine in Thursday’s West Coast Conference Baseball Championship opener, and the Waves responded with five runs in their last five innings to win 5-2. The Broncos face elimination Friday at 12:00 p.m. against the loser of Thursday night’s game between the No. 2 seed LMU Lions and No. 3 seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs.
  • Broncos Face Pepperdine in First Game of WCC Championship Thursday
    May 21, 2014
    Broncos Face Pepperdine in First Game of WCC Championship Thursday After finishing the regular season with its best conference standing since 2008 — fourth place — Santa Clara baseball heads to Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Calif. for the West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. The Broncos play in the tournament’s opening game Thu., May 22 at 3 p.m. against the Pepperdine Waves.
  • Six Bronco Baseball Players Receive Conference Honors: Karalus, Vizcaino, Jr. Named to First Team, Berman Named to All-Freshman Team
    May 20, 2014
    Six Bronco Baseball Players Receive Conference Honors: Karalus, Vizcaino, Jr. Named to First Team, Berman Named to All-Freshman Team The West Coast Conference announced its 2014 Baseball All-Conference teams and individual awards Tuesday, and six Santa Clara Broncos have been recognized as part of the honors. Sophomores Reece Karalus and Jose Vizcaino, Jr. were named First Team All-Conference and Stevie Berman was named to the All-Freshman Team. Berman also received an Honorable Mention alongside seniors Casey Munoz and Quinton Perry, as well as sophomore Jacob Steffens.
  • EYEBRONCO Presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
    May 20, 2014
    EYEBRONCO Presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Cali Reis from the women's soccer team and Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss!
  • EYEBRONCO Emotion: 10 Pictures, 1 Radio Call
    May 19, 2014
    EYEBRONCO Emotion: 10 Pictures, 1 Radio Call Santa Clara Bronco baseball lived out a once in a lifetime type of day Sun., May 18, 2014. On Senior Day, the Broncos walked off with two outs in the bottom of the ninth on a T.J. Braff RBI single to earn a spot in the 2014 West Coast Conference Baseball championship. Relive the action and emotion in 10 pictures paired with David Gentile's radio call. Photo credit Denis Concordel.
  • Braff's Walkoff Hit Propels Broncos into WCC Baseball Championship
    May 18, 2014
    Braff's Walkoff Hit Propels Broncos into WCC Baseball Championship On Senior Day in a must-win game, Santa Clara baseball topped Saint Mary's by a final of 7-6 to qualify for the West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. Junior first baseman T.J. Braff hit a two-out, RBI single in the ninth to score senior center fielder Greg Harisis as the Broncos won in walkoff fashion to finish the regular season with five straight WCC series victories.
  • EYEBRONCO: SCU Baseball Walks Off, Clinches Championship Berth
    May 18, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: SCU Baseball Walks Off, Clinches Championship Berth Down to their last out of the ninth in a 6-6 ballgame, the Santa Clara Broncos got an RBI walkoff single off the bat of T.J. Braff to defeat the Saint Mary's Gaels 7-6 Sun., May 18, 2014. Santa Clara clinched a berth in the 2014 WCC Baseball Championship with the victory. Take a look at highlights, an interview with Braff and the postgame celebration in this exclusive EYEBRONCO video.
  • Baseball Wins 10-6 to Keep Postseason Hopes Alive
    May 17, 2014
    Baseball Wins 10-6 to Keep Postseason Hopes Alive The Santa Clara Broncos overcame an early three-run deficit with seven unanswered runs Saturday afternoon at Schott Stadium to defeat the Saint Mary's Gaels 10-6. Santa Clara's one through six hitters each picked up an RBI and a run scored and freshman Jason Seever threw a career-best 6.0 innings in relief as the Broncos evened the series at one game apiece.
  • Baseball Falls 6-3 in Battle of Late Rallies
    May 16, 2014
    Baseball Falls 6-3 in Battle of Late Rallies The Santa Clara Broncos and Saint Mary’s Gaels battled for six scoreless innings Friday night at Schott Stadium before combining for nine runs in the last three frames of a 6-3 Saint Mary’s win. Santa Clara led 3-2 heading into the ninth, and the Gaels rallied for four runs to take the first of a three game set.
  • Baseball Wraps up Regular Season Against Saint Mary’s with Postseason Implications, Hosts Senior Day Sunday
    May 15, 2014
    Baseball Wraps up Regular Season Against Saint Mary’s with Postseason Implications, Hosts Senior Day Sunday Santa Clara baseball begins its final West Coast Conference series of the 2014 regular season at home against the Saint Mary’s Gaels Friday-Sunday May 16-18. First pitch times are 6 p.m. Friday, followed by 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Santa Clara’s 14 conference wins entering the last WCC series are the most since 2004, when the team went 16-14 in WCC play.
  • EYEBRONCO presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
    May 13, 2014
    EYEBRONCO presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hostsCali Reis from the women's soccer team and Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss!
  • EYEBRONCO: Happy Mother's Day 2014 From Santa Clara Bronco Baseball
    May 11, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Happy Mother's Day 2014 From Santa Clara Bronco Baseball During their most recent road trip, 28 Santa Clara Bronco baseball players took some time to tell EYEBRONCO about a very special person in their lives. Happy Mother's Day to all Bronco moms and mothers everywhere!
  • Broncos Clinch Series with 5-1 Victory Over BYU
    May 10, 2014
    Broncos Clinch Series with 5-1 Victory Over BYU The Santa Clara Broncos won their fourth consecutive West Coast Conference series with a 5-1 victory Saturday afternoon over the BYU Cougars at Miller Park. Santa Clara is now 14-10 in the WCC, marking their best win total since a 16-14 mark in 2004 conference play.
  • Baseball Drops Friday Night Game to BYU
    May 09, 2014
    Baseball Drops Friday Night Game to BYU The Santa Clara Broncos dropped the second of a three-game set to the BYU Cougars 16-2 Friday night at Miller Park. The Broncos recorded three hits on the night and the Cougars scored at least one run in the second through seventh innings to even the series at one game apiece.
  • EYEBRONCO: Student-Athlete Engineers Take on Senior Design
    May 09, 2014
    EYEBRONCO: Student-Athlete Engineers Take on Senior Design Follow EYEBRONCO Reporter Cali Reis as she explores the School of Engineering and learns about Santa Clara University's amazingly talented Student-Athletes as they show off their Senior Design Projects. Congratulations to all of our Student-Athlete engineering majors. Job well done!
  • Baseball Overcomes Late Three-Run Deficit for 8-6 Victory
    May 08, 2014
    Baseball Overcomes Late Three-Run Deficit for 8-6 Victory The Santa Clara Broncos made it eight wins in their last 10 West Coast Conference games with an 8-6 victory Thursday night over the BYU Cougars at Miller Park. The Broncos trailed by three heading into the seventh and scored two that inning along with three in the eighth to take the lead for good and claim the series opener.
  • Baseball Continues WCC Homestretch at BYU
    May 07, 2014
    Baseball Continues WCC Homestretch at BYU Santa Clara baseball continues the homestretch of 2014 West Coast Conference play with a Thursday-Saturday series May 8-10 against the BYU Cougars. First pitch times from Miller Park in Provo, Utah are set for 5 p.m. PDT Thursday and Friday, followed by a 12 p.m. PDT series finale Saturday.
  • Baseball Hits the Road to Face Stanford Tuesday
    May 06, 2014
    Baseball Hits the Road to Face Stanford Tuesday Santa Clara baseball plays its final non-conference game of the season Tuesday as it heads to Palo Alto for the second and final matchup of 2014 with the Stanford Cardinal.
  • Baseball Bested by Stanford's Hot Start
    May 06, 2014
    Baseball Bested by Stanford's Hot Start The Santa Broncos lost their final non-conference game of the season 8-2 to the Stanford Cardinal at Sunken Diamond Tuesday night. The Cardinal scored seven runs in the first four innings and the Broncos managed two runs on seven hits in the loss.
  • Kyle Cortopassi Describes Life on the SCU Baseball Team
    May 05, 2014
    Kyle Cortopassi Describes Life on the SCU Baseball Team Kyle Cortopassi (KC) talks about his life on the Santa Clara baseball team, including what the team does before and after each game. Coropassi reflects on the passion of his team and how each player is intrinsically motivated by a love for the sport.
  • Steffens Named WCC Rawlings Pitcher of the Week
    May 05, 2014
    Steffens Named WCC Rawlings Pitcher of the Week The West Coast Conference announced its weekly baseball honors Monday, and Santa Clara's Jacob Steffens has been named WCC Rawlings Pitcher of the Week for May 5, 2014. Steffens is the first Bronco pitcher to win the award this season.
  • Steffens' Career Effort Leads Broncos Past Dons 2-1
    May 04, 2014
    Steffens' Career Effort Leads Broncos Past Dons 2-1 The Santa Clara Broncos won their third consecutive West Coast Conference series with a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Sunday afternoon at Benedetti Diamond. The Broncos got a career-best effort from starting pitcher Jacob Steffens and held off a ninth-inning rally by the Dons to round out the weekend with a win.
  • Baseball Routs Dons 12-6
    May 03, 2014
    Baseball Routs Dons 12-6 The Santa Clara Broncos scored three runs in the first inning on their way to a wire-to-wire victory 12-6 Saturday over the San Francisco Dons at Benedetti Diamond. The Broncos posted multiple runs in four of their first six innings and had three batters record three hits to even up the series at one game apiece.
  • Broncos Lose Hard-Fought Battle to Dons 6-5
    May 02, 2014
    Broncos Lose Hard-Fought Battle to Dons 6-5 The Santa Clara Broncos fell 6-5 to the San Francisco Dons in a close contest from Benedetti Diamond Friday afternoon. The Broncos took a two-run lead in the first inning and recorded 14 hits, finishing the night with 12 runners left on base and the potential game-tying run aboard in the ninth.
  • Baseball Heads to San Francisco Aiming for Top Four Spot in WCC
    May 01, 2014
    Baseball Heads to San Francisco Aiming for Top Four Spot in WCC Santa Clara Baseball continues its battle for one of the top four spots in the West Coast Conference with a Bay Area road series at San Francisco this weekend. First pitch times are scheduled for May 2 at 3 p.m., May 3 at 1 p.m. and May 4 at 1 p.m.
  • Baseball Continues Local Midweek Games with San Jose State Matchup
    April 29, 2014
    Baseball Continues Local Midweek Games with San Jose State Matchup Santa Clara Baseball is set to make the short trip across town for a Tuesday matchup against San Jose State University April 29 at 6 p.m. Tuesday’s game marks the second and final meeting of the season between the cross-town rivals.
  • Baseball Bests San Jose State 7-4
    April 29, 2014
    Baseball Bests San Jose State 7-4 The Santa Clara Broncos notched 12 hits, including five doubles, and had four pitchers combine to limit the San Jose State offense in a 7-4 win Tuesday night at Municipal Stadium. Nick Medeiros recorded his second win in his first start of the season and two Broncos recorded three-hit nights in the victory.
  • Berman Named WCC Rawlings Baseball Player of the Week
    April 28, 2014
    Berman Named WCC Rawlings Baseball Player of the Week The West Coast Conference announced its weekly baseball honors Monday, and Santa Clara's Stevie Berman has been named WCC Rawlings Baseball Player of the Week for April 28, 2014. Berman is the first freshman to win the player of the week award this season, which has now been handed out 11 times.
  • EYEBRONCO presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap
    April 28, 2014
    EYEBRONCO presents the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, co-hosts Cali Reis from the women's soccer team and Denzel Johnson from the men's basketball team give a quick update on the latest Bronco sports news. This edition features interviews, highlights, pictures and bloopers that you won't want to miss!
  • EYEBRONCO ENCORE: April 27, 2014 Highlights - Baseball Defeats LMU 8-7
    April 28, 2014
    EYEBRONCO ENCORE: April 27, 2014 Highlights - Baseball Defeats LMU 8-7 In the rubber game of a three-game West Coast Conference set Sunday, April 27, 2014, Santa Clara baseball topped LMU by a final of 8-7 behind a three-run eighth inning. Watch full highlights from the victory in this EYEBRONCO video!
  • Baseball Tops LMU in Series Finale
    April 27, 2014
    Baseball Tops LMU in Series Finale In the rubber game of a three-game West Coast Conference set, Santa Clara baseball topped LMU by a final of 8-7 behind a three-run eighth inning. Santa Clara's one through four hitters combined for 10 of the team's 11 hits and five of the team's seven RBI in the victory.
  • EYEBRONCO Highlight/Interview: Jose Vizcaino, Jr. on 8-7 Win
    April 27, 2014
    EYEBRONCO Highlight/Interview: Jose Vizcaino, Jr. on 8-7 Win In the rubber game of a three-game West Coast Conference set Sunday, April 27, 2014, Santa Clara baseball topped LMU by a final of 8-7 behind a three-run eighth inning. Jose Vizcaino, Jr. produced the game-winning RBI single in the eighth, and he caught up with EYEBRONCO after the game to talk about the victory.
  • Berman's Two Homers Lead Broncos Past LMU 10-2
    April 26, 2014
    Berman's Two Homers Lead Broncos Past LMU 10-2 On Saturday afternoon, Santa Clara baseball topped LMU by a final of 10-2 at Schott Stadium. The Broncos recorded season highs with three triples and three home runs — two of which came from Stevie Berman — and scored eight runs in the last four innings of the victory.
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