January 20, 2010

O'Brien, Santa Clara to be Featured at Baseball Media Day

Jan. 20, 2010

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University head baseball coach Mark O'Brien will speak about his 2010 Broncos team at Easton's California College Baseball Media Days on Tuesday, January 26 at 9 a.m. The event will be held at the Kissick Auditorium of the Arrillaga Sports Center on the Stanford campus.

Coaches from all 10 of Northern California's Division I schools will meet for the three-hour event which can be heard live via gostanford.com or by clicking here.

The Media Days are a two-part series, with the Southern California coaches gathering Friday, January 22 at the ESPN Zone in Anaheim.

Each coach from both venues will tape an extended segment with collegebaseballtoday.com's Eric Sorenson, which can be accessed via gostanford.com or by clicking here after the event.

Teams from around the Golden State have combined to win 29 national titles and played in over 50 College World Series. Over 80 former players played in the Major Leagues this past year and five former players have earned the ultimate honor, earning a spot in the Hall of Fame-- Jackie Robinson (UCLA), Ozzie Smith (Cal Poly), Tony Gwynn (San Diego State), Harry Hopper (Saint Mary's) and Tom Seaver (USC).

Santa Clara ranks 5th out of California's 24 Division I schools in student-athletes who have played in Major League Baseball.