Posted: Feb 17, 2020
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara baseball swept the season opening four-game series against San Jose State over the weekend, outscoring the Spartans 40-10. The 4-0 start is the best since 2012 when the Broncos won their first five.
Jake MacNichols led the offensive charge hammering four home runs and driving in 11 runs to garner National and West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors.
On the mound, 15 pitchers saw action with none pitching more than four innings as the staff combined to allow just 10 runs (eight earned) in 36 innings while striking out 44 and issuing just 11 walks. The Spartans were held to .198 batting average.
No. 25 Stanford (1-2) at Santa Clara (4-0)
Santa Clara, Calif. | Stephen Schott Stadium
All-Time Series: Stanford lead the series 199-165-7 dating back to 1892.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 • 6 p.m.
Stanford RHP Max Meier (0.00, 1 IP) vs. Santa Clara RHP Travis Howard (9.00, 2 IP)
Stanford is led by third year head coach Dave Esquer who led the Cardinal to a trip to the Super Regionals and a 45-14 record last season.
In the 2020 opener, Stanford salvaged its series against Cal State Fullerton with a 2-1 win on Sunday after dropping the first two games, 7-1 and 6-1.
MACNICHOLS CLIMBING UP THE HOME RUN LIST
With four home runs over the weekend, MacNichols, now has 34 career home runs and is just four short of tying Kevin Dunton's career school record.
Last season, he slugged 16 homers for the third most home runs in a single season in Santa Clara history along with Ernie Fazio (1962), Troy Buckley (1988) and Paul Chiaffredo (1997).
His 34 career dingers currently puts him third all-time on the Broncos career record list behind Buckley (1987-89) who had 35 and Dunton (1982-85) who had 38.
MacNichols went yard six times during his freshman season and eight in his sophomore campaign.
The senior utility player transitioned to left field after primarily playing at first last yer and behind the dish in his first two seasons. The transition will allow the Broncos to have another big bat in Ryan McCarthy to be in the lineup at the same time to help off set the loss of Andre Nnebe, who was selected in the 2019 MLB First-Year Players Draft.
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The 2020 schedule features games against four teams (No. 17 Stanford, No. 5 Georgia, No. 9 Arizona State and LMU) that qualified for the 2019 NCAA Baseball. Among the 55 regular-season games, 27 will be played at home in Stephen Schott Stadium and 28 on the road. 2020 schedule release.
Season or single-game tickets 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.
Check out this year's gameday promotions here, including honoring our military members and first responders a every Saturday home games. Military and first responders will receive complimentary admission for themselves and three guests. Show your workd ID at the Stephen Schott Stadium box office on gameday to receive your tickets.
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.