Baseball tops 30-win mark for first time in six seasons

The Santa Clara baseball team wrapped up its successful 2003 season with a three-game sweep of Saint Mary’s on May 16-18, finishing the year with a 31-26 record, the program’s most wins since 1997.

Scott Dierks put together one of the most memorable offensive seasons in Santa Clara history, batting .394 with 18 home runs, 14 doubles, 45 runs scored, and 42 RBI as the team’s leadoff hitter. Joe Diefenderfer led the pitching staff with his 8-3 record and 3.40 ERA. The Broncos finished the West Coast Conference season with a 21-9 record, the team’s best mark in league play since 1997 as well.

Head Coach Mark O’Brien became only the third coach in the 119-year history of baseball at Santa Clara to win 30 games in one of his first two seasons at the helm of the program. Jaime Forman-Lau was the PCSC’s pitcher of the year. Mark O’Brien

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