Baseball at UC Merced: A Historical Victory
David Dunham, Director of Recreation and Athletics
The UC Merced Baseball team holds the distinction of being the first
competitive sports team at UC Merced. The team began play in spring 2006 and
joined the National Club Baseball Association in spring 2007. The baseball team
also holds the honor of chalking up the first victory by a UC Merced team when
they defeated Humboldt State in 2007!
The team owes much of its success to the hard work and dedication of a
core group of student leaders. Mike Oliveira and Ben Goodhue have worked
tirelessly to build a solid foundation for UC Merced Baseball. Mike and Ben have
also had the support of their fellow teammates and coach, Alfredo Cierra, during
the development of the team.
With the founding members of the teams slated to graduate this year, the
future of the UC Merced Baseball team looks bright thanks to the hard work of
the founding team members.
Come out and support Bobcat Baseball! Games are played at Merced High
School on the varsity field.
To find out more about Bobcat Baseball or any of our other teams, visit our web
http://recreation.ucmerced.edu/sport-clubs or call the UC Merced Sports Hotline
at (209) CAT-TEAM (228-8326).