Baseball Plays Four Games This Friday Through Monday

Baseball Plays Four Games This Friday Through Monday

Second Annual Dog Day Set Sunday's Pacific Series Finale

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara kicked off its nine-game homestand with an 11-0 win over Sacramento State on Tuesday and will now play a West Coast Conference series against Pacific from Friday to Sunday followed by a nonconference game against Washington on Monday.  

The weekend series against the Tigers starts on Friday at 6 p.m. followed by a 1 p.m. first pitch on Saturday with the series finale on Sunday at noon.  The game against the Huskies on Monday is at 3 p.m. 
 
The Broncos have now won three of its last five games. 
 
Pacific (17-16, 4-8 WCC) at Santa Clara (7-23, 1-8 WCC)
Games #31-33
Santa Clara, Calif. | Stephen Schott Stadium
All-Time Series:  Santa Clara leads the series 89-48 dating back to 1895.
 
Washington (*15-12) at Santa Clara (*7-23) 
*Records as of April 10
Games #34
Santa Clara, Calif. | Stephen Schott Stadium
All-Time Series:  Santa Clara trails the series 16-9 dating back to 1960.
 
PROBABLE STARTERS
Friday, April 12 • 6 p.m. PT 
Pacific LHP Ricky Reynoso (1-3, 5.10) vs. SCU LHP Russell Grant II (1-3, 3.25)
 
Saturday, April 13 • 1 p.m. PT 
Pacific RHP Hayden Pearce (2-0, 1.38) vs. SCU RHP Keegan McCarville (3-5, 4.79)
 
Sunday, April 14 • Noon PT 
Pacific RHP Ryan Shreve Jr. (3-2, 2.55)  vs. SCU LHP Holden Bernhardt (0-3, 6.11)
 
Monday, April 15 • 3 p.m. PT 
Washington TBA vs. SCU TBA 
 
LAST TIME
The Broncos shut out Sacramento State, 11-0 on Tuesday as starter Locke Bernhardt struck out 10 batters over five scoreless innings and the offense pounded out 12 hits to score a season-high 11 runs.  
 
It was the third consecutive midweek game the Broncos have won.  
 
Three Bronco relievers, Alex Tisminezky, Julian Tristan and Brendan Ecklebarger,  pitched four hitless innings to post the second combined shutout outing for the pitching staff this season.  
 
Connor Henriques and Tony Boetto led the offensive charge with three hits each.  Henriques also drove in a career-high three runs and reached base in all five plate appearances to go along with a pair of steals and Boetto scored three times.  
 
ABOUT PACIFIC
Pacific is led by head coach Ryan Garko who is in his second year at the helm.  Last season the Tigers went 22-29.  
 
The former All-American played under current Special Assistant to Santa Clara Director of Athletics, Mark Marquess at Stanford and was on the same coaching staff with Rusty Filter under Marquess.  
 
The Tigers are 17-16 this season including 4-8 in West Coast Conference play and hitting .254 to go along with a 4.17 team ERA.  
 
Jame Free II, a 2018 All-WCC Honorable Mention catcher, leads the team in batting average (.352), home runs (5) and RBIs (24) while starting all 33 games.  
The Tigers will start the trio of LHP Ricky Reynoso, RHP Hayden Pearce and RHP Ryan Shreve in the weekend series.  Reynoso, the Friday starter, has struck out 52 batters in 42 1/3 innings over eight starts.  The Saturday starter, Pearce, has a 1.38 ERA over 26 innings the Sunday starter Shreve has two complete games to his credit this season among his eight starts.  
 
Defensively, the Tigers have committed 43 errors in 33 games. 
 
ABOUT WASHINGTON
Washington enters the weekend series against Stanford with a 15-12 record after making it to the College World Series last season for the first time in program history.  
 
Head coach Lindsay Meggs is in his ninth season with the Huskies and has compiled a 895-558-5 record in his 25 year head coaching career having previously coached at Indiana State and Chico State before taking over the Washington program.  
 
Nick Kahle, a 2018 All-Pac-12 selection catcher leads the team in batting average (.420), home run (six), RBIs (32), OPS (1.243) while starting in all 27 games.  Connor Blair is tied for the team lead in homer with Kahle.  The Huskies are collectively hitting .263 and have stolen 26 bases in 30 attempts.  
 
On the mound, the Huskies have a 3.91 team ERA, striking out 257 batters in 237 1/3 innings.  
 
The Huskies have committed just 22 errors in the first 27 games. 
 

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FIRST YEAR IMPROVEMENTS UNDER HEAD COACH RUSTY FILTER
•Head coach Rusty Filter enters his second year with the Broncos, coming off a 26-26 season.  In his first season in 2018, the Broncos saw signifcant improvements in various categories from the previous season:
•Overall wins from 13 to 26 
•Average home attendance from 181 to 531
•Runs scored from 238 to 277
•Bases on balls from 155 to 190
•On-base percentage from .330 to .348
•Team ERA from 6.39 to 4.86
•Hits/extra-base hits allowed from 525/164 to 497/134
•Strikeouts from 373 to 401
•Fielding percentage from .958 to .968
 
STEPHEN SCHOTT STADIUM IMPROVEMENTS
Since the end of last season, Stephen Schott Stadium, the home of the Broncos, underwent the following field improvements:
•Resurfaced all the infield (dirt, grass, home plate).
•New astro turf with foul lines in the foul territory.
•New bullpens on both sides.
•New logo behind home plate.
 
2019 SCHEDULE QUICK HITS
•Prior to the season, the Broncos were scheduled to play 29 of its 53 regular-season games at Stephen Schott Stadium where they were 15-12 at home last season.  
•Opening day weekend's rain forced one game to be moved from San José State to Schott Stadium and added an extra home game against Omaha so the Broncos are now scheduled to play 31 games at home.  
•The Feb. 15 game at San José State was postponed with no make up date scheduled.  
•Santa Clara plays three Pac-12 conference teams - vs Washington State (Feb. 21-24), vs. Washington (April 15) and vs. Stanford (April 30) plus at Stanford on May 7.  
•Games against three 2018 NCAA Tournament qualifiers are on the docket - vs. Washington (April 15), vs Gonzaga (April 18-20) and vs Stanford (April 30) and at Stanford (May 7) with the Huskies advancing to the College World Series.  
•Longest homestead is nine games from April 9-23. 
•Longest stretch of road game is six games from March 15-24.  
 
NEW LOOK ROSTER 
•Twenty-one newcomers dot the Santa Clara roster this season including 14 freshmen and seven transfers (excluding two player with roster exemptions who will not play in 2019 due to injuries - Matt Erickson and Alec Olmsted).
•The newcomers include 11 pitchers (eight right-handed and three left-handed), one catcher, six infielders and three outfielders. 
 
NEWCOMERS IN ACTION
•Eighteen newcomers made their Bronco debuts on opening weekend along with RHP Matthew McGarry who sat out last season after transferring from Vanderbilt.  
•In all, 19 newcomers have seen action this season, the last one being John Hanley, who made his Bronco debut as a pinch-hitter against LMU (March 17).  
•At least three newcomers have been in the starting lineup in each of the 30 games this season.  
-A season-high seven freshmen started on the field against UC Davis (March 26).
•Freshmen Dawson Brigman has started in the each of the first 30 games.  Freshman Matt Jew has started the second most games among newcomers with 26.
•Brigman and Connor Henriques are the only players who have started in the same position this season (30 games for Brigman at short & 25 games for Henriques at third).  
•The freshmen have accounted for 48.4% the Bronco hit totals this season (107 of 221) with Brigman leading the way with 23 hits.  
•The newcomers have accounted for 80.9% of the innings pitched (219 2/3 innings out of 271 2/3) with McCarville leading the way with 41 1/3 innings.   
•Jew went 6-for-12 in the season opening series against San José State belting a solo home run in each game of the opening day doubleheader.  Jew safely reached base on nine of 15 plate appearances.  
•Brigman (vs. SJSU, Feb. 17), Jew (vs. SJSU, Feb. 17) and fellow freshman Blake Faddoul (vs. Washington State, Feb. 24) each have gone yard.  
•Junior college transfers Brendan Ecklebarger (Feb. 22) and Keegan McCarville (Feb. 23) picked up their first career wins against Washington State.
•Junior college transfer Ethan Heinrich earned his first career save against Washington State (Feb. 23).  
•Twin brothers Locke Bernhardt and Holden Bernhardt made their Bronco debuts in, appropriately, a twin bill against San José State on opening day (Feb. 16).
Holden Bernhardt made his first start on the mound on Sunday against CSUN (March 24) and Locke Bernhardt followed suit making his first start on Tuesday against UC Davis (March 26) where he tossed five hitless innings to earn his first win.
 
HOME RUNS
•The Broncos have hit 18 home runs collectively by six different players (seven by MacNichols, four each by Jew and Jason Dicochea plus one each by Brigman, Faddoul and Nnebe).  
•The first 12 home runs hit by the Broncos were all solo shots until Jake MacNichols' 3-run shot against LMU (March 16).  
•Fifteen of the 18 home runs this season have been solo homers.  
•The pitching staff has given up 13 home runs through the first 30 games including just two in the first 18 games.  
 
STREAKS
Jason Dicochea had a 12-game hitting streak and reached base safely in the 16 games until it was snapped against San Francisco on Sunday.   
Jake MacNichols hit a home run in three consecutive games (Feb. 23 - March 1).  
 
NOTABLE
•Brendan Buckley threw a career-high 5 1/3 innings in relief against LMU (March 16) after tossing five innings in his previous appearance vs Omaha (March 9).  Coming off an injury last season, the redshirt sophomore has allowed just two earned runs in 18 1/3 innings this season. 
Jake MacNichols is third in the WCC with seven home runs.    
Matthew Calhoun and Connor Henriques are sixth in the league lead in sacrifice bunts with five.  
Locke Bernhardt has the 12th best ERA in the conference with 2.67.  
•Last four appearances (three starts) for Russell Grant II: 22 2/3 innings, 17 hits, 7 runs, 5 earned runs, 4 walks, 17 strikeouts, 1.99 ERA. 
•Bronco closers redshirt senior Eric Lex and junior Ethan Heinrich have combined for four saves and have allowed just two earned runs in 23 innings while striking out 29.
 
BRONCO MLB DRAFT SELECTIONS UNDER RUSTY FILTER
•Four players from last season's squad was selected in the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft:
•RHP Steven Wilson (8th round by the San Diego Padres)
•INF Jake Brodt (9th round by the Toronto Blue Jays)
•INF John Cresto (28th round by the Colorado Rockies)
•RHP Penn Murfee (33rd round by the Seattle Mariners)
•Newcomer Keegan McCarville, a right-handed pitcher, was selected in the 24th round by the Tampa Bay Rays but chose to attend Santa Clara.  
 
USA BASEBALL COACHING ASSIGNMENT
•This past summer, Filter served as the pitching coach for the inaugural USA Baseball 2018 16U National Team Development Program (NTDP) Stars team.  He was previously the pitching coach for USA Baseball's 18U National Team in 2017 as well as coaching at the 2015 and 2016 Tournament of Stars.  
 
MARK MARQUESS AT SANTA CLARA
•One of the premier coaches in college baseball history, member of American Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame, and gold-medal winning Olympic baseball coach, Mark Marquess was hired as Special Assistant to Santa Clara Director of Athletics, Renee Baumgartner, last fall.  In this new role, Marquess, who served as Stanford head baseball coach for 41 years and is the fourth winningest coach in Division I history, is a mentor for all Santa Clara coaches and staff, serving on campus committees, supporting development, and working on special projects. 
 
SCHEDULE
The 2019 schedule features games against three teams (Washington, Gonzaga and Stanford) that qualified for the 2018 NCAA Baseball Tournament with the Huskies advancing to the College World Series.  Among the 53 regular-season games, 29 will be played at home in Stephen Schott Stadium and 24 on the road.  2019 Schedule Release. *Note, the schedule has undergone some undates since the release.  For the latest, check the schedule page
 
TICKETS
Single-game tickets priced at $10 are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office in Leavey Center weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Gates to Stephen Schott Stadium, as well as its ticket booth, are open one hour prior to the start of the game.
 
PARKING
Parking is available in the Guadalupe lot, adjacent to 455 El Camino Real. The Guadalupe lot is reserved beginning 60 minutes before game time through the end of the event for free parking. Baseball parking is no longer allowed in the lot behind Schott Stadium's left field wall. Overflow parking is available in the Leavey Center lot. Spectators that plan to arrive more than an hour prior to game time on weekdays are encouraged to purchase a parking permit for the Leavey lot. All SCU lot parking is free on weekends. ADA parking is available in the lot directly in front of the main gates; there is no general public parking in this lot. Follow signs for parking instructions. Click here for a campus parking map.
 
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