2011-12 Baseball Headlines

  • Baseball's Herbst Gets Dream-Come-True Text
    June 20, 2012
    The Santa Clara baseball team ended with an impressive record this past season, finishing with the most wins since 2008. As the season closed and many seniors ended their baseball careers and prepared for graduation, senior Lucas Herbst (LH) received the text of a life-time declaring the continuation of his passion – baseball! Herbst was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 26th round. Herbst sat down with SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) and answered a few questions regarding his experience with the Broncos and what will come afterwards.
  • Bronco Baseball Finishes Successful Start to New Era
    June 08, 2012
    Transitioning into a new era that has the campus buzzing, the Santa Clara baseball team wrapped-up its first season under head coach Dan O'Brien on May 27 vs. LMU. The Broncos finished 2012 26-28, the most wins for the program since 2008.
  • Two Broncos Taken in 2012 MLB Draft
    June 06, 2012
    On an exciting day for Bronco athletics, Santa Clara outfielder Lucas Herbst was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles with the fourth pick in the 26th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft on Wednesday.
  • Bronco Baseball Has Three Recognized by WCC
    May 30, 2012
    After finishing the season with 26 wins, the most since a 33-win season in 2008, Santa Clara baseball had three players honored by the West Coast Conference, as announced by the league on Wednesday. INF/OF Greg Harisis and OF Pat Stover were named First-Team All-WCC while OF Lucas Herbst was honorable mention.
  • Broncos Fall to LMU on Senior Day
    May 27, 2012
    Wrapping-up the first year under head coach Dan O'Brien and his staff with senior day at Schott Stadium, Santa Clara baseball lost its final game of 2012 vs. LMU by a final score of 4-2. The loss gives the Broncos a final record of 26-28 with a 5-19 record in WCC play while LMU finishes at .500 with a 27-27 record and 13-10 mark in conference.
  • Broncos Come Back to Take Down LMU 7-6
    May 26, 2012
    In a thrilling game, Santa Clara baseball won by a final of 7-6 vs. LMU. The Broncos are now 26-27 and 5-18 in conference play while the Lions moved to 26-27 overall with a 13-10 mark in the WCC.
  • Baseball Has Three Honored by WCC for Work in the Classroom
    May 25, 2012
    Getting ready to finish up a successful first season under head coach Dan O'Brien and his staff, Santa Clara baseball had three players named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team, the conference announced Friday. Senior Paul Twining, junior Brock Simon and sophomore Zach Looney were all honored for the first time.
  • Bronco Baseball Falls to LMU 6-3
    May 25, 2012
    In the first game of the last series of the season, Santa Clara baseball fell to LMU by a final of 6-3. The Broncos fall a season-high two games below .500 at 25-27 on the season and 4-18 in WCC play while LMU moves to 26-26 overall and 13-9 in conference.
  • Bronco Baseball at the Next Level: Daniel Nava '06 Thriving for Red Sox After Call-Up
    May 23, 2012
    Outfielder Daniel Nava ’06 is off to a torrid start for the Boston Red Sox after being summoned from Triple-A Pawtucket. Since his May 10 call-up, the Redwood City native has been a fixture in the starting lineup, and is batting a whopping .350 with 9 R, 11 RBI and two homeruns in 14 games. He also has four doubles, 10 BB, a .491 on-base percentage, a .600 slugging percentage and an on-base plus slugging (OPS) of 1.091. With seven outfielders currently on the disabled list, Nava has provided much needed stability and production in his first MLB action since 2010.
  • Bronco Baseball Taken Down by No. 14 Stanford
    May 22, 2012
    Facing the No. 14 team in the country, Santa Clara baseball lost to Stanford by a final of 10-5. With the loss the Broncos move to 25-26 while Stanford is now 37-14.
  • Bronco Baseball Wraps-Up 2012 vs. Stanford, LMU for Senior Weekend
    May 21, 2012
    Wrapping-up the first year under head coach Dan O'Brien, Santa Clara baseball looks to finish strong with a mid-week game vs. No. 14Stanford before senior weekend vs. LMU. Sunday's game will end the Bronco careers of 1B Andrew Biancardi, OF Lucas Herbst, INF Evan Peters, RHP James Smith and RHP Paul Twining.
  • Santa Clara Offense Explodes for 14 Runs in Win at BYU
    May 19, 2012
    In an offensive shootout, Santa Clara baseball took the finale of a three-game series at BYU by a final of 14-10. The win puts the Broncos at 25-25 overall and 4-17 in WCC play while BYU moves to 21-25 with a conference record of 9-12. The win is the first road conference win of the year for the Broncos.
  • Bronco Baseball Taken Down by BYU 7-3
    May 18, 2012
    Continuing its road woes, Santa Clara baseball lost to BYU in the second game of a three-game series 7-3. The loss drops Santa Clara below .500 for the second time this season at 24-25 overall and 3-17 is conference games. BYU moves to 21-24 and 9-11 in WCC play.
  • Santa Clara Falls to BYU Behind Ninth Inning Grand Slam
    May 17, 2012
    In its first-ever trip to Provo, Santa Clara baseball fell to BYU by a final of 8-6. The Cougars used a four-run bottom of the ninth to erase a two-run deficit and come out on top. The loss moves Santa Clara to 24-24 overall and 3-16 in the WCC while BYU is now 20-24 overall and 8-11 in conference play.
  • Bronco Baseball Set for First-Ever Trip to BYU
    May 14, 2012
    Looking to bounce back after a tough weekend in San Francisco, Santa Clara baseball will travel to Pacific for a game Tue., May 15 at 6 p.m. before heading to Utah to take on the newest member of the WCC, BYU from May 17-19. It will be the Broncos first-ever visit to Provo.
  • Bronco Baseball Loses Series Final at San Francisco
    May 13, 2012
    Looking to avoid a sweep, Santa Clara baseball fell to San Francisco by a final of 12-3 in the series finale. Santa Clara moves to.500 overall at 23-23 with the loss and is now 3-15 in conference play. San Francisco is now 27-28 overall and 12-9 in WCC play.
  • Santa Clara Loses to San Francisco On Walk-Off Hit-by-Pitch
    May 12, 2012
    Looking to improve its fortunes against conference opponents, Santa Clara baseball dropped a game to San Francisco 6-5 on a walk-off hit-by-pitch. The Broncos move to 23-22 with the loss and 3-14 in conference while the Dons are now 26-28 overall and 11-9 in WCC play.
  • Santa Clara Baseball Takes Down Pacific 8-5
    May 12, 2012
    Behind a six-run fifth inning, Santa Clara baseball took down Pacific by a score of 8-5. The win moves Santa Clara back above the .500 mark at 24-23 and drops Pacific to 12-38.
  • Bronco Baseball Taken Down by Dons 8-2
    May 11, 2012
    Coming off of a walk-off win vs. San Francisco Sate, Santa Clara baseball was unable to keep the momentum going as it fell to San Francisco 8-2. The loss moves the Broncos to 23-21 overall with a 3-13 mark in the WCC. The Dons are now 25-28 on the season with a 10-9 record in conference play.
  • Bronco Baseball to Face San Francisco State, San Francisco This Week
    May 08, 2012
    After a sweep at Seattle University that included a thrilling come-from-behind win, Santa Clara baseball will take on San Francisco State at Schott Stadium on May 8 and travel to the University San Francisco for three Weest Coast Conference games from May 11-13.
  • Bronco Baseball Walks-Off vs. San Francisco State on Home Run by Evan Peters
    May 08, 2012
    Playing its fifth extra-inning game of the season, Santa Clara baseball topped San Francisco State by a final of 7-5 in 10 innings on a walk-off homer by senior Evan Peters. With the win the Broncos move to 23-20 while the Gators wrap-up their season 17-33.
  • Santa Clara Adds Game vs. San Francisco State for May 8
    May 07, 2012
    Instead of taking 11 days off, Santa Clara baseball has added a game to its 2012 schedule. The Broncos will take on San Francisco State at Schott Stadium tomorrow, Tue., May 8 at 6 p.m.
  • Bronco Baseball Uses Late Comeback, Extra Innings To Cap Sweep of Seattle
    May 02, 2012
    In an extra inning, come-from-behind thriller, Santa Clara baseball beat Seattle 3-2 in the finale of a two-game series. The win puts Santa Clara at 22-20 while the loss moves Seattle to .500 with a record of 19-19.
  • Santa Clara Rides Four-Run First Inning Past Seattle
    May 01, 2012
    Behind a four-run first inning, Santa Clara baseball put up eight runs to take down Seattle by a final of 8-4. With the win the Broncos are now 21-20 while Seattle drops to 19-18.
  • Bronco Baseball Ready for Short Week with Two Games at Seattle
    April 30, 2012
    Playing only two games this week, Santa Clara baseball will travel to play Seattle University on Tue., May 1 at 6 p.m. and Wed. May 2 at 12 p.m. before taking a weekend off. It is the Broncos weekend off from WCC play.
  • Checking-In with Greg Harisis
    April 30, 2012
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With only a month of games left to play, the Santa Clara baseball season is on the home stretch of the 2012 baseball season. SantaClaraBroncos.com (SCB) was able to catch up with sophomore shortstop, Greg Harisis (GH), to talk about his experience as a student-athlete and how he plans to help the Broncos finish the season. Harisis has started 17 games while making 26 appearances overall and leads the team with a .412 (28-68) batting average. He has scored 18 runs to go with seven RBI and four doubles. This past weekend, Harisis blasted his first career home run on April 28 vs. Saint Mary’s over the right field wall at Schott Stadium. He has a terrific .467 on-base percentage that is helped by his six walks.
  • Santa Clara's Bats Come to Life In 9-4 Rout of Saint Mary's
    April 29, 2012
    In its last home game for over three weeks, Santa Clara baseball picked up a 9-4 win vs. Saint Mary's in the series-finale. The Broncos are now 20-20 overall and 3-12 in conference games while the Gaels are 21-20 and 5-10 in the WCC. The Broncos hit two four-baggers to total five homeruns this weekend.
  • Broncos' Bats Quiet in Loss to Saint Mary's
    April 28, 2012
    On a beautiful Northern California day at Stephen Schott Stadium, Santa Clara baseball fell 5-2 to Saint Mary's behind a gem from RHP Kyle Barraclough. The Broncos are now 19-20 and 2-12 in WCC play and Saint Mary's is 21-19 with a 5-9 mark in conference.
  • Three Home Runs Not Enough for Broncos vs. Saint Mary's
    April 27, 2012
    On a good night for offense, Santa Clara baseball lost to Saint Mary's by a final of 11-6. Santa Clara knocked around RHP Martin Agosta of Saint Mary's, a projected first-round pick in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in June, tagging him for six runs on nine hits, including three home runs but the Gaels' offense was too much. The loss moves the Broncos to 19-19 overall and 2-11 in WCC play. Saint Mary's is now 20-19 overall with a 4-9 mark in conference play.
  • Talking with SCU's Baseball Operations Assistant Kellen Lee
    April 24, 2012
    As the Bronco baseball operations assistant for SCU Kellen Lee has his plate full, especially with the transition from player to administrator. Lee previously played catcher for the now SCU Baseball Coach Dan O’Brien at UC San Diego, where Lee graduated with a double major in Communications and Psychology in 2011. Lee finished his career with a .996 fielding percentage and now is looking towards an administrative baseball career here at SCU.
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