Feb. 6, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara baseball team announced Wednesday a slight change of plans to next weekends festivities. The Second Annual First Pitch Banquet will be held on Saturday, February 16th at Glen Annie Golf Course, in Goleta, Calif. The intrasquad games will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Unfortunately, the BBQ and golf tournament have been canceled.
The First Pitch Banquet will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will not only honor Gauchos from the past, but the 2008 squad will also be introduced. UCSB Head Coach Bob Brontsema will address the audience to talk about the 2008 season and the team's goals for the upcoming year.
One of many former Gauchos expected to be on hand is Chris Valaika, a 2006 third round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds.
The banquet dinner will run $50.
Guests are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible as the event filled up quickly last year. Come out and join past and present Gaucho players and coaches for a fun filled night!
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