2015 Santa Clara Baseball News
April 18, 2015
Baseball Falls to TCU 1-0 in Game 1; Game 2 Suspended, to Resume Sunday
FORT WORTH, Texas — Santa Clara baseball dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 6 TCU at Lupton Stadium Sunday in Game 1 of a doubleheader, and had Game 2 suspended due to lightning with two outs in the top of the ninth inning and a 6-1 Horned Frogs lead. Game 2 will resume Sunday at 12:30 p.m. CDT (10:30 a.m. PDT) Sunday, with the series finale to follow 20 minutes later.
April 17, 2015
Bronco Athletic Director Dan Coonan is Leaving Santa Clara University
After 11 years serving as Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dan Coonan has announced that he is leaving Santa Clara University to return to his hometown of Los Angeles and become the Executive Director of Development for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
April 17, 2015
Santa Clara Travels to TCU, Faces No. 6 Horned Frogs this Weekend
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball faces its fourth nationally ranked opponent of the season when it travels to Fort Worth, Texas to take on the No. 6 TCU Horned Frogs (USA Today Coaches Poll) for a break in West Coast Conference play this weekend. The Broncos are winners of five straight games against nonconference foes, including a 6-5 walkoff victory on an RBI single from Joe Becht against Stanford at Schott Stadium Tuesday night. Santa Clara has defeated all three ranked opponents it has faced this season: No. 1 Vanderbilt Feb. 14, No. 30 San Diego March 22 and No. 26 Nevada March 30.
April 17, 2015
Friday's Baseball Game at No. 6 TCU Postponed; Saturday to Feature Doubleheader
FORT WORTH, Texas — Friday's baseball game between Santa Clara and TCU has been postponed. Saturday will feature a doubleheader, beginning at 12 p.m. CDT (10 a.m. PDT). Check back to SantaClaraBroncos.com and follow @SCU_Baseball on Twitter for more updates.
April 15, 2015
Becht's Walkoff Hit Lifts Baseball over Stanford 6-5 in Extras
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara baseball walked off on Joe Becht’s RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Stanford Cardinal 6-5 Tuesday night at Schott Stadium. Becht’s hit drove in the first run of the ballgame since the top of the sixth inning, and gave the Broncos their sixth straight midweek victory.
April 15, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 14, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday bring you the latest in Santa Clara University Bronco sports. As we march on in April, Monday-Wednesday marks the first of the West Coast Conference spring championships.
April 14, 2015
Baseball Renews Rivalry with Stanford Tuesday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball renews its most played rivalry matchup when it welcomes the Stanford Cardinal to Schott Stadium Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. first pitch. Tuesday’s contest marks the 362nd meeting between the storied programs, who first met on the baseball diamond in 1892. Santa Clara is 5-1 in midweek games this season, and has won five straight midweek contests.
April 12, 2015
Broncos Bested by Waves 6-2 Sunday
MALIBU, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball scored the opening run of Sunday’s series finale at Eddy D. Field Stadium before Pepperdine answered with three runs in the home half of the first inning on its way to a 6-2 victory. The Waves swept the series, which featured three games decided by four runs or fewer.
April 11, 2015
Broncos Fall to Waves 6-3 Saturday
MALIBU, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball scored two runs in the second inning before Pepperdine rallied for six of the game’s last seven runs to win 6-3 Saturday afternoon at Eddy D. Field stadium. The Waves clinched the series win Saturday following their 3-2 win Friday.
April 10, 2015
Baseball Drops Close Contest, 3-2 to Pepperdine
MALIBU, Calif. — In a low-scoring game that featured no multi-run leads, the Santa Clara Broncos fell 3-2 to the Pepperdine Waves at Eddy D. Field Stadium Friday afternoon. The Waves walked off on an RBI single from Aaron Barnett with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning.
April 10, 2015
Baseball Faces Pepperdine in Malibu this Weekend
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball plays its first West Coast Conference road series in a month when it heads to Malibu to face Pepperdine for a weekend series Friday-Sunday. The Broncos fell in all three games at home against San Francisco last weekend before defeating crosstown rival San Jose State 3-2 at Schott Stadium Tuesday. The Waves have won five of their last six games in the WCC.
April 8, 2015
Baseball Defeats San Jose State to Win Fifth Straight Midweek Contest
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball picked up its 10th home win of the season in a 2-1 victory over crosstown rival San Jose State Tuesday night at Schott Stadium. Evan Brisentine threw a career-best 7.0 innings as the Broncos snapped a three-game losing streak.
April 7, 2015
Broncos Host Crosstown Rival Spartans Tuesday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball welcomes cross-town rival San Jose State to Schott Stadium for the first of two midweek contests between the Broncos and Spartans this season. The Broncos are coming off a four-game stretch that featured a shutout win of No. 26 Nevada at Schott Stadium ahead of a three-game sweep at the hands of the San Francisco Dons. The Spartans have lost five matchups in a row and 13 of their last 14 games overall.
April 7, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — April 7, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you caught up on Bronco sports from the first week of April.
April 4, 2015
Broncos Shut out by Dons in Series Finale
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball lost the last of a three-game West Coast Conference series 6-0 to San Francisco Saturday at Schott Stadium. The Broncos put at least one runner in scoring position during each of the game’s first four innings, and could not bring in a run against Dons starter Sam Granoff, who threw a complete game shutout.
April 3, 2015
Broncos Drop Friday Night Contest to Dons
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara and San Francisco traded single runs three times through the first seven innings Friday night at Schott Stadium before the Dons scored nine times in the top of the eighth to pull away for a 13-4 win. The Broncos held leads in the first, second and fourth innings of the loss.
April 2, 2015
Broncos Fall to Dons in Series Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball put several runners aboard with two outs Friday night, and could not complete its rallies in a 9-1 loss to San Francisco at Schott Stadium. Trailing 3-1 heading into the last two innings, the Broncos surrendered two runs in the eighth and four runs in the ninth.
April 1, 2015
Baseball Hosts San Francisco to Begin Second Half of Season
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball begins the second half of the 2015 season with a Thursday-Saturday home series against Bay Area rival San Francisco. The Broncos and Dons play Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. The Broncos are coming off a stretch of seven games in nine days, in which the team posted a 6-1 record with victories over No. 30 San Diego, Grand Canyon, Pacific and No. 26 Nevada.
March 31, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 31, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday kick off their final quarter with EYEBRONCO by giving you the latest in Bronco Sports.
March 30, 2015
Broncos Shut Out No. 26 Nevada 3-0
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball capped a stretch of nine games in 11 days with a 3-0 shutout victory over No. 26 Nevada Monday night at Schott Stadium. Three Bronco pitchers held the Wolf Pack to four hits and Stevie Berman went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs in the victory.
March 29, 2015
Baseball Rallies Late, Falls One Run Shy of Pacific 7-6
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball trailed 6-0 in the third inning Sunday afternoon and cut the deficit to one run, but could not complete the comeback in a 7-6 loss to Pacific at Schott Stadium. The Broncos scored six times in the last five innings and had the potential game-winning run at the plate in the ninth as Tiger closer Vince Arobio struck out Jake Brodt to end the contest.
March 29, 2015
Broncos Host No. 26 Nevada for Ninth Game in 11 Days Monday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball takes to the diamond for its fourth game in as many days, sixth game in seven days and eighth game in 10 days when it welcomes the No. 26 Nevada Wolf Pack to Schott Stadium for a 6 p.m. first pitch Monday night. It marks the third time this season that the Broncos face a ranked opponent, after an opening weekend matchup with No. 1 the Vanderbilt Commodores and a mid-March weekend series against No. 30 San Diego Toreros.
March 28, 2015
Baseball Comes Back Again for 3-2 Victory over Pacific
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball rallied to overcome a multi-run deficit for the second game in a row as part of a 3-2 victory over Pacific Saturday night at Schott Stadium. The Broncos conceded two first-inning runs and scored three in a row through the end of the fifth to win the ballgame.
March 27, 2015
Baseball Rallies from Four Runs Behind to Beat Pacific 9-5
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit by scoring nine of the final 10 runs Friday night to defeat Pacific 9-5 at Schott Stadium. Three Bronco batters recorded three or more hits as Santa Clara took the opening game of the series in comeback fashion. The Broncos (12-12, 3-4 WCC) are on a four-game winning streak, with the first and last games of the streak coming in West Coast Conference play.
March 26, 2015
Baseball Hosts Pacific to Continue WCC Play
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball returns to Schott Stadium for its third West Coast Conference series of 2015 when it hosts Pacific this weekend. First pitch times are Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
March 25, 2015
Broncos Rout Antelopes 15-0 to Sweep Series
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Santa Clara baseball produced its highest run and hit totals for a single game this season in a 15-0 victory over Grand Canyon Wednesday night at Brazell Stadium. The Broncos scored 12 runs between the second and fourth innings, recorded 17 hits in the ballgame and limited the Antelopes to four hits in the series-clinching victory.
March 24, 2015
Baseball Prevails 4-2 in Close Contest at Grand Canyon
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Santa Clara Baseball took a one-run lead in the fourth inning of Tuesday night’s matchup against Grand Canyon, and plated two late runs in a 4-2 victory at Brazell Stadium. Starting pitcher Eric Lex earned his first career victory as the Broncos dealt the Antelopes their fifth loss in 15 home games this season.
March 23, 2015
Baseball Heads to Arizona for Spring Break Series with Grand Canyon
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball hits the road this week for a spring break matchup with Grand Canyon. The Broncos and Antelopes will play a Tuesday contest at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Wednesday matchup at 2:30 p.m. from Brazell Stadium in Phoenix, Ariz. The series marks the first meeting between Santa Clara and Grand Canyon; the Antelopes joined the Western Athletic Conference in 2013 after competing in the NAIA.
March 22, 2015
Baseball Defeats San Diego 7-1 Behind Brisentine's Career Effort, Big Innings
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball scored seven unanswered runs after spotting No. 30 San Diego a one-run lead in the first for a 7-1 victory Sunday at Schott Stadium. Evan Brisentine pitched 6.1 shutout innings of relief to earn his first collegiate win and six different Broncos drove in a run during the series finale.
March 21, 2015
Broncos bested by Toreros in Saturday matchup
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara Baseball lost the second of a three-game set 10-1 to San Diego Saturday afternoon at Schott Stadium. The Toreros scored three runs in the first and added late insurance with four runs in the seventh to pick up the series win.
March 21, 2015
Broncos drop pitchers’ duel to San Diego 2-1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Starting pitchers Steven Wilson of Santa Clara and David Hill of No. 30 San Diego (Collegiate Baseball) each pitched a quality start and 8.0 innings in a 2-1 Torero victory at Schott Stadium Friday night. Santa Clara opened the scoring in the first and San Diego drove in a pair of runs in a decisive fifth inning as part of the Broncos’ WCC home opener.
March 20, 2015
Baseball Hosts USD in WCC Home-Opening Series
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball hosts its 2015 home opener against the San Diego Toreros March 20-22 at Stephen Schott Stadium. First pitch times are Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. For the second week in a row, the Broncos face an opponent picked to finish in the top three of the West Coast Conference from the preseason coaches’ poll; San Diego was selected to finish third.
March 17, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, student-athlete hosts Nici Gilday and Denzel Johnson get you caught up on the latest in Santa Clara athletics. Seven Bronco teams competed last week, so take a look as Gilday and Johnson spin you around the world of Bronco sports.
March 15, 2015
Baseball Falls in Series Finale 5-2 at LMU
LOS ANGELES — Santa Clara baseball lost the last of a three-game set to LMU in its WCC opening series 5-2 Sunday afternoon at Page Stadium. The Broncos took a 2-1 lead in the third on Jose Vizcaino, Jr.’s second home run of the series before the Lions plated four runs in the fourth — the weekend’s biggest scoring frame — to take the three-run lead they held the rest of the way.
March 14, 2015
Baseball Falls in Extras, 6-5 to LMU
LOS ANGELES — Santa Clara baseball jumped out to a 4-0 lead through the first three innings Saturday night at Page Stadium before Loyola Marymount rallied to even the series with a 6-5 extra-inning win. The Lions scored three runs with two outs in the fifth and walked off on an RBI triple down the left field line from David Fletcher in the 10th.
March 13, 2015
Broncos Open WCC Play with 6-1 Win at LMU
LOS ANGELES — Santa Clara baseball scored its first West Coast Conference runs of the season on the fourth pitch of its WCC opener and Steven Wilson allowed just one run in 8.0 innings in a 6-1 win Friday over LMU at Page Stadium. The Broncos plated multiple runs in three innings and limited the conference favorites to one run on four hits in the victory.
March 12, 2015
Baseball Begins Conference Play at LMU
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball begins its 2015 West Coast Conference campaign with a trip south to face the LMU Lions for a three-game series March 13-15 at Page Stadium in Los Angeles. The matchup features a pair of teams that each finished in the top four of the West Coast Conference in 2014 and earned a trip to the WCC Baseball Championship.
March 10, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 10, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports.
March 8, 2015
Baseball Finishes Series with 10-3 Loss at Kansas State; Opens WCC Play Friday at LMU
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Santa Clara baseball lost the last of a three-game set 10-3 on the road against the Kansas State Wildcats Sunday at Tointon Family Stadium. The Broncos scored all three of their runs in the fifth inning, after the Wildcats drove in the first eight runs of the series finale.
March 7, 2015
Baseball Drops Saturday Game at Kansas State
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Santa Clara baseball lost the second of a three-game set against the Kansas State Wildcats 17-5 Saturday at Tointon Family Stadium. The Broncos posted multiple runs in two of the game's first four innings while the Wildcats notched a season-best 17 runs on a season-best 14 hits in the victory.
March 6, 2015
Baseball falls 4-1 at Kansas State
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Santa Clara scored the opening run of Friday’s ballgame and got a quality start out of Jacob Steffens, and could not hold off a Wildcat rally in a 4-1 loss at Tointon Family Stadium. In just the second meeting between the programs, the Wildcats scored three in the fourth and added a run in the seventh.
March 5, 2015
Baseball Continues Road Trip at Kansas State
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball is set for its final nonconference weekend prior to West Coast Conference play with a trip to Manhattan, Kan. for a three-game set with the Big XII’s Kansas State. The Broncos and Wildcats are scheduled for a 1 p.m. PST first pitch Friday, March 7, followed by start times of 12 p.m. PST Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
March 3, 2015
George, Karalus Combine for Three-Hit Shutout in 3-0 Win at Cal Poly
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball dealt a three-hit shutout to the Cal Poly Mustangs and plated three runs to win its first midweek game of the season 3-0 Tuesday night at Baggett Stadium. Bronco starter Kevin George set career-high marks with 7.0 innings and seven strikeouts in the victory.
March 3, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO: Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — March 3, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco weekly sports wrap, hosts and student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday get you up to date on the latest in Bronco sports during one of the busiest times of the athletic year for SCU.
March 2, 2015
Baseball Begins Tough Road Stretch with Tuesday Game at Cal Poly
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball begins a seven-game road trip Tuesday when it travels south to face the Cal Poly Mustangs for a 6 p.m. first pitch. The road tests include games against the 2014 College World Series regional finalist Mustangs, 2013 super regional participant Kansas State and round out with the team picked to in the West Coast Conference in the 2015 WCC preseason poll — LMU.
March 2, 2015
Baseball Drops Doubleheader Contests to Split Series with Eastern Michigan
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball lost a 10-inning game 5-4 and a seven-inning game 11-7 Sunday at Schott Stadium to split a four-game series with the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Broncos combined to leave 23 runners on base in 17 doubleheader innings while the Eagles posted a four-run inning three times as part of their victories.
March 1, 2015
Broncos Score Four in Seventh, Stop Late Eagles Rally in 5-3 Win
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball broke open a 1-0 game with four runs in the seventh and held off a late rally to defeat Eastern Michigan 5-3 Saturday night at Schott Stadium. The Broncos have earned at least a split of the four-game series ahead of Sunday’s doubleheader.
February 27, 2015
SCHEDULE CHANGE | Baseball to Face Eastern Michigan Friday, Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday Doubleheader to Start at 1 p.m.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Due to the threat of rain on Saturday, Santa Clara baseball has changed its schedule against Eastern Michigan for this weekend's homestand. The Broncos and Eagles are still slared for a four-game set, with first pitch times of 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by a Sunday doubleheader. Game 1 of the doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. and Game 2 will begin 30 minutes after the final out of Game 1. Keep up with Facebook and Twitter as well as santaclarabroncos.com for more updates.
February 27, 2015
Baseball Wins Fourth in a Row 8-2 to Open Series with Eastern Michigan
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball extended its winning streak to four games Friday night with an 8-2 win over Eastern Michigan to open a four-game series at Schott Stadium. The Broncos drove in six runs in the first two innings and starting pitcher Jake Steffens left the game one out shy of matching a career-best 8.0 innings to earn his second win in as many starts.
February 26, 2015
Baseball Faces Eastern Michigan in Four-Game Homestand
Santa Clara baseball plays its second straight home series as it welcomes the Eastern Michigan Eagles to Schott Stadium for a four game set Friday-Sunday. The Broncos and Eagles begin the series with a 6 p.m. first pitch Friday, followed by Santa Clara’s third consecutive Saturday doubleheader and the series finale Sunday.
February 25, 2015
Join Bronco Baseball for its 2015 Banquet March 21
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Held in conjunction with opening week of West Coast Conference play, Santa Clara University is hosting its 2015 Bronco Baseball Banque tat SCU's Locatelli Center the evening of Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. Enjoy the 1 p.m. game with the University of San Diego, then reconnect with alumni, boosters and families at the banquet, all while supporting your 2015 Bronco student-athletes.
February 23, 2015
Vizcaino, Jr. Earns Second Straight WCC Rawlings Player of Week Honor
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball junior shortstop Jose Vizcaino, Jr. has been named Rawlings West Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the second straight time, announced by the conference Monday. Vizcaino, Jr. garnered the season's first player of the week award last Monday for his efforts on the road against the Vanderbilt Commodores.
February 21, 2015
Broncos Complete Sweep of Bearcats with Doubleheader Victories
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball won both games of a doubleheader to sweep its 2015 home-opening series against the Cincinnati Bearcats Saturday at Schott Stadium. The Broncos won a back-and-forth Game 1 10-8 and took the second game 8-4.
February 21, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Justin Viele Works out with Bronco Baseball
Justin Viele '13 is back on the Mission campus after his second full season of professional baseball to work out with the 2015 Santa Clara Broncos. EYEBRONCO spoke with Viele about playing in the minor leagues, taking reps with the Bronco infielders and how he watched T.J. Braff's game-winning hit on last season's Senior Day to send Santa Clara to the WCC Baseball Championship.
February 20, 2015
Steffens' Career Effort, Big Seventh Power Broncos Past Bearcats 11-3 in 2015 Home Opener
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball used a career-best effort from starting pitcher Jake Steffens and a big seventh inning to power past the Cincinnati Bearcats 11-3 Friday night in its home opener at Schott Stadium. Steffens struck out 11 batters over his seven innings and Santa Clara batted around in the seventh to break open a 3-2 ballgame.
February 19, 2015
Baseball Welcomes Cincinnati in Home-Opening Series
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Santa Clara baseball plays its 2015 home-opening series this weekend after spending the first four games of the year on the road. The Broncos welcome the Cincinnati Bearcats to Schott Stadium for a Friday night contest at 6 p.m. followed by a Saturday doubleheader, with a first pitch time of 3 p.m. for Game 1 and Game 2 set to start 30 minutes after the first game’s final out.
February 17, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 17, 2015
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — On this week’s edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, Santa Clara student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday recap a week in SCU sports that featured some standout performances.
February 17, 2015
Baseball Drops Midweek Game 4-1 at UC Davis
DAVIS, Calif. — In a game that featured all five runs scored in the first three innings, the Santa Clara Broncos fell to the UC Davis Aggies 4-1 Tuesday at Dobbins Field. The Aggies tallied three runs in the first and one in the second while the Broncos responded with one in the third.
February 17, 2015
Broncos Play First Midweek Game at UC Davis Tuesday
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Coming off a series in which the team took one of three games at defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt, Santa Clara baseball heads to UC Davis to face the Aggies for a 2 p.m. first pitch Tuesday. It is the first midweek game of the season before the Broncos play seven straight at Schott Stadium over the next two weekends.
February 16, 2015
Wilson, Vizcaino, Jr., Sweep WCC Rawlings Baseball Pitcher and Player of the Week Awards
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After winning a game at defending national champion and unanimous preseaosn No. 1 Vanderbilt over the weekend, Santa Clara baseball has swept the first Rawlings West Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week awards for the 2015 season. Redshirt sophomore starting pitcher Steven Wilson and junior shortstop Jose Vizcaino, Jr. garnered the honors — announced by the WCC Monday — for their performances in Nashville.
February 16, 2015
WATCH | EYEBRONCO — Baseball at No. 1 Vanderbilt — Post Series Reaction
Santa Clara baseball opened the 2015 season at defending national champion and unanimous preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt Feb. 13-14. The team scored a victory, 7-6, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday and pushed the top-ranked Commodores to extra innings in the final game of the series. EYEBRONCO spoke with head coach Dan O'Brien, WCC Rawlings Player of the Week Jose Vizcaino, Jr. and Jacob Steffens about the team's trip to Nashville.
February 15, 2015
Baseball Splits Doubleheader with No. 1 Vanderbilt Saturday
In a twin bill that lasted a combined seven hours and 53 minutes, the Santa Clara Broncos and No. 1 Vanderbilt Commodores split a pair of one-run games at Hawkins Field Saturday. Santa Clara scored two runs in the ninth to win Game 1 7-6 and Vanderbilt walked off against a five-man infield in the 10th inning for a 6-5 victory in the nightcap.
February 14, 2015
WATCH: EYEBRONCO — Baseball Practices at Hawkins Field on Eve of 2015 Season
On the eve of the 2015 college baseball season, Santa Clara held its final preseason practice at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. Thursday night. Take a look at the sites and listen to the sounds as the team prepares for the first pitch of the year. The Broncos opened a weekend series against defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt Friday with a 2:05 p.m. PST first pitch.
February 13, 2015
Baseball Falls to No. 1 Vanderbilt in Season Opener
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In its season opener against the No. 1 team in the country and defending national champion Vanderbilt, the Santa Clara Broncos fell 4-0 on opening night at Hawkins Field. The Broncos begin the year at 0-1 and the Commodores are 1-0. Santa Clara and Vanderbilt play a doubleheader Saturday, with first pitch of game one at 12 p.m. CST (10 a.m. PST) and first pitch of game two roughly 30 minutes after the end of game one.
February 13, 2015
SCHEDULE CHANGE | Baseball to Play Nine-Inning Doubleheader Saturday; No Game Sunday
Due to cold and potentially inclement weather in Sunday's forecast for Nashville, Santa Clara Broncos Baseball will play two nine-inning games in a doubleheader Sat., Feb. 14 beginning at 10 a.m. pacific against Vanderbilt. The teams will not play Sunday, as the high temperature is expected to be 30 degrees. Friday's first pitch is still set for 2 p.m. PST.
February 12, 2015
BASEBALL SEASON PREVIEW — Seasoned Broncos Joined by Mature, Athletic Newcomers in 2015
Santa Clara baseball enters the 2015 campaign on the heels of its most successful season in recent memory, which included a top-four conference finish and a berth in the West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. The Broncos closed out the 2014 regular season by winning five consecutive series for a total of 16 conference wins — the highest count since a 16-win WCC output nearly a decade earlier in 2004.
February 11, 2015
Baseball Opens Season at Defending National Champion, Preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt Friday
Santa Clara baseball opens the 2015 season Fri., Feb. 13 at defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Vanderbilt. The teams that each boast more than 100 years of baseball history meet on the diamond for the first time to begin this year’s campaign.
February 11, 2015
Baseball's Karalus, Vizcaino Jr. Tabbed Preseason All-WCC
The West Coast Conference announced the 2015 Preseason Poll and All-WCC teams Wednesday, and Bronco baseball junior closer Reece Karalus as well as junior shortstop Jose Vizcaino Jr. have been selected to the preseason all-conference team. Santa Clara is picked to finish seventh in the WCC.
February 10, 2015
A Promising Future for Nick Medeiros
Calif.- Nick Medeiros’ (NM) enthusiasm and confidence are very good signs for the upcoming 2015 baseball season. Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) is looking forward to supporting Medeiros and the Santa Clara baseball team as they kick off their first game of the season Fri., Feb. 13 against defending national champion and preseason No.1 Vanderbilt.
February 10, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — February 10, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara sports.
January 27, 2015
T.J. Braff Gears Up for Final Season
Senior first baseman and outfielder T.J. Braff (TB) took some time to speak with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about entering his final season on the baseball team. Last season, Braff took over first base in April after an injury to senior Mac Hess, and hit safely in 16 of 20 starts while recording 20 RBIs during that span alongside a spotless 1.000 fielding percentage at first base.
January 27, 2015
WATCH | Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap — January 27, 2015
On this week's edition of the Bronco Weekly Sports Wrap, SCU student-athletes Denzel Johnson and Nici Gilday give the latest on Santa Clara's basketball and tennis teams with updates on baseball and women's water polo.
December 4, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Travis Howard
Today, Bronco baseball announces the third member of its incoming class of freshmen for 2015-16, Travis Howard. The pitcher currently attends Marana High School in Marana, Ariz.
November 24, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: John Cresto
Today, Bronco baseball announces the second member of its incoming class of freshmen for 2015-16, John Cresto. The infielder currently attends Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Calif.
November 18, 2014
Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Austin Cram
Today, Bronco baseball announces the first member of its incoming class of freshmen for 2015-16, Austin Cram. The first baseman currently attends Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nev.
November 18, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Baseball Exhibition Highlights vs. Cal
In its lone exhibition matchup of fall 2014, Santa Clara baseball hosted the Cal Golden Bears for two seven-inning contests Nov. 15 at Schott Stadium. After Game 1 ended in a 3-3 tie, the Broncos took the second matchup 4-1. Get a look at all the hits, great defensive plays and take a first look at some of Bronco baseball’s newest members in this EYEBRONCO video.
November 13, 2014
Get Ready to Meet the Future of Bronco Baseball: Class of 2019
One year after having the 64th best recruiting class in the nation according to MaxPreps, Santa Clara baseball is set to announce its incoming class of players for the 2015-16 season. This is the fourth recruiting class under head coach Dan O’Brien.
November 12, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Baseball 2014 Fall World Series - Game 1
Bronco baseball began its 2014 fall World Series last Friday at Schott Stadium, as Team Reece Karalus faced Team Jake Steffens to start intrasquad scrimmages. EYEBRONCO was at the park to get a first look at the 2015 team in action. Baseball hosts Cal in an exhibition game Sat., Nov. 15 which features free admission for the public. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
November 10, 2014
Baseball Hosts Cal in Exhibition Saturday; Admission Free for Public
On the heels of its intrasquad World Series, Santa Clara baseball will play an exhibition game against the Cal Golden Bears this Saturday, Nov. 15 with a 1 p.m. first pitch from Schott Stadium. Admission is free for the public. Saturday’s game will mark the second straight season the Broncos have played a fall exhibition, after taking on the Stanford Cardinal last year.
November 5, 2014
Inside the Mind of a Closer: Reece Karalus
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) caught up with baseball closer Reece Karalus (RK) to discuss how he approaches his position and how the squad is preparing to build momentum generated from last season’s success.
October 29, 2014
Peter Hendron Joins the Ranks of the Upperclassmen
Peter Hendon (PH) of the Santa Clara men’s baseball team talked with the Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about the team dynamic, his excitement for the upcoming season with him teammates and what he has learned from playing baseball at Santa Clara.
October 13, 2014
Baseball Announces 2015 Schedule, Faces Defending National Champion Vanderbilt Opening Weekend
On the heels of its first postseason appearance since 1997, Santa Clara Baseball begins the 2015 season by facing defending College World Series champion Vanderbilt on the road. The Broncos and Commodores open up the 2015 season Feb. 13-15 at Hawkins Field in Nashville, Tenn. It marks the first meeting between the programs, which collectively boast more than 250 years of baseball history.
October 1, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Baseball's Berman, Vizcaino Jr. Talk NECBL Summer Championship
In May 2014, Jose Vizcaino Jr. and Stevie Berman dogpiled with Bronco baseball teammates on the infield dirt of Schott Stadium to celebrate qualifying for the West Coast Conference Baseball Championship. Less than three months later and more than 3,000 miles from the Mission campus, the two were on the field for another championship moment — this time wearing different colors. Vizcaino Jr. dogpiled after he and the Newport Gulls defeated Berman and the Sanford Mainers in the New England Collegiate Baseball League championship series. The two sat down for an EYEBRONCO interview to talk about the summer and the championship series.
September 22, 2014
CJ Jacobe: Student of the Game
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Senior 1B/OF CJ Jacobe (CJ) of the baseball team tasted success on the field last year. He talked with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about his hunger for more.
September 10, 2014
Steven Wilson: Onward and Upward
Steven Wilson (SW) was a renaissance man in the offseason, but is already getting back in the baseball mindset for this upcoming year. Wilson spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about learning from the past and shaping further success as a team.
August 18, 2014
Baseball's Vizcaino Jr. and Newport Gulls Win Sixth NECBL Championship
After a spending his summer playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for the Newport Gulls, Jose Vizcaino Jr. is coming back to Santa Clara with another victory under his belt. Vizcaino Jr. and the Gulls found themselves in the NECBL Championship series where the rising junior faced off against Bronco teammate and summer ball rival Stevie Berman who played for the Sanford Mainers. The Gulls took home the championship, going 2-0 in a best-of-three series.
August 14, 2014
All Summer Long: Evan Brisentine
Evan Brisentine is happy to be back in a place he's familiar with this summer, though it's not anywhere near home for the San Ramon, Calif. native. For the second summer in a row, Brisentine is playing for the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). The rising senior looks to improve his game this summer while enjoying the East Coast for one last summer with the Raging Tide.
August 14, 2014
All Summer Long: Tyler Meditz
After his first season as a Bronco, Tyler Meditz has stayed in Northern California to play summer ball for the Healdsburg Prune Packers. The outfielder from Honolulu, Hawaii has enjoyed his time with the Prune Packers and playing for head coach and Santa Clara alum Joey Gomes ’03.
August 14, 2014
All Summer Long: Reece Karalus
After a nearly record breaking season pitching for the Broncos, rising junior Reece Karalus has continued his success on the mound this summer playing for the Aldie Senators in Virginia. Karalus, whose 11 saves this past season were the second most in Bronco baseball history, has brought that same skill and effort to Virginia as he was voted to the Valley Baseball League (VBL) All Star game. Karalus has been able to focus on improving his game both from a physical standpoint with the Senators and also on the mental side of the game.
August 12, 2014
All Summer Long: Stevie Berman
Rising sophomore and Saratoga, Calif. native Stevie Berman had a banner freshman season that earned him a number of accolades and helped the Broncos advance to the WCC Championship tournament. Berman took his game back East this summer, playing in the New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) for the Sanford Mainers.
August 11, 2014
All Summer Long: Kyle Czaplak
After appearing on the diamond 40 times for the Broncos this past season, rising sophomore Kyle Czaplak and his coaches made the tough decision to stay on the Mission campus and spend the summer focusing on his rehabilitation. Due to a bulged disc and injuries to both of his hips, Czaplak has devoted his summer to working with the team's training staff to make sure he's prepared for next season. Though he originally planned to play summer ball in Maine, Kyle has been able to balance training, classes and working with the youth camps at Santa Clara.
August 7, 2014
All Summer Long: Kevin George
After making 16 appearances on the mound for Santa Clara as a freshman, Kevin George is spending the summer playing in the Great Lakes League for the Southern Ohio Copperheads. As the summer season winds down, George discusses improving his consistency, dealing with Ohio weather and more.
August 6, 2014
All Summer Long: Luke Huerta
With a solid freshman season under his belt, Luke Huerta has been taking advantage of this summer to better himself as a player in addition to experiencing a different lifestyle in Kansas. Playing for the Haysville Aviators in the Walter Johnson Baseball League, the middle infielder for the Broncos looks forward to a run at the National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series with his team.
August 6, 2014
All Summer Long: Max Kuhns
After making 22 starts for the Broncos as a freshman, Max Kuhns has spent his summer in Maine competing in the Futures Collegiate League as a member of the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide. Alongside fellow Bronco teammate Evan Brisentine, Kuhns has taken the summer to improve his performance on the field while enjoying his time in Maine with his host family.
July 29, 2014
Baseball's Braff, George Featured in Article with Southern Ohio Copperheads
If you look at the roster for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, you’ll notice players from all over the country. Ranging from South Carolina to right down the road in Athens, Ohio, the Copperheads have a wide range of players from all over America. None traveled further than Kevin George and TJ Braff, players for the Santa Clara University Broncos in Northern California. After multiple plane rides and an hour drive, which added up to seven hours of travel, the two Californians made it to Athens without a hitch.
July 21, 2014
All Summer Long: Mitchell White
While the All Summer Long series focuses on Broncos that are playing their summer baseball nationwide, we’re also keeping up with players who are staying on campus to recover from injuries to prepare for next season. With help from the Santa Clara training staff, as well as their teammates, these players are eager to return to the field at 100% by the time the season rolls around.
July 21, 2014
All Summer Long: Jacob Steffens
One of the Broncos top pitchers, Jacob Steffens, has taken his game to Lima, Ohio, playing for the Lima Locos in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League (GLSCL). Ohio is new for Steffens, but that has not stopped the rising junior from carrying over his success with the Broncos to his summer ball team.
July 21, 2014
All Summer Long: Jason Seever
After a very productive season pitching relief for the Broncos this year, rising sophomore Jason Seever has been staying sharp in the Golden State Collegiate Baseball League this summer playing for the Healdsburg Prune Packers. Along with his fellow Santa Clara teammates Tyler Meditz, Nick Gagliardi and Kyle Cortopassi, Seever has gotten to experience new competition as well as spend some quality time with his host family.
July 17, 2014
All Summer Long: T.J. Braff
Bronco first baseman and rising senior T.J. Braff has had quite the summer ball season, playing for the Southern Ohio Copperheads in Athens, Ohio. Braff had a successful junior season for the Broncos and has continued his success into his summer ball game.
July 16, 2014
All Summer Long: Nick Medeiros
Right-handed pitcher and San Jose native Nick Medeiros has taken his game down south, playing for the Palm Springs Power in the Southern California Collegiate Baseball League (SCCBL). Medeiros is the only Bronco in the SCCBL this summer and is using this opportunity to focus on bettering himself for his junior season.
July 14, 2014
All Summer Long: Jose Vizcaino Jr.
Jose Vizcaino Jr. has taken his game to the East Coast, playing for the Newport Gulls in Newport, R.I. Vizcaino Jr. had a standout season for the Broncos in 2014 that earned him First Team All-West Coast Conference and College Sports Madness Second Team All-West Coast Conference. This is Vizcaino Jr.’s first time in Rhode Island and so far he is enjoying his time on the East Coast.