February 16, 2010

UCSB Baseball Will Unveil New Look In Opener

Feb. 16, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - With a deep team that boasts two All-American pitchers, the UC Santa Barbara baseball team will have more than their stellar product on the field to excite fans this season. UCSB will be sporting new logos on both its hats and uniforms this upcoming season.

The Gauchos will change logos on the hat to an inter-locking S and B in gold on a blue hat. These hats, the same that the team will wear on the field, will be available for fans to purchase all season long at home games. The Gauchos open their season on Tuesday, Feb. 23 vs. Westmont at 2 p.m. All UCSB home games are played at the picturesque Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on campus.

In addition to the new hats the team will be sporting, the Gauchos will also have a new look throughout their uniform. A bold "UCSB" will adorn the front of one set of jerseys while an alternate blue jersey will have "Gauchos" splashed across the chest.

The hats will only be available for purchase at The Gaucho Shop during home games, so be sure to catch the Gauchos in action this season and sport the new look! Season tickets are available, beginning at just $50 for the entire season! Click here for more information or to purchase season seats.

For more information on seating at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, please click here.

The 2010 Gauchos return All-Americans Mario Hollands and Mike Ford while infielder Matt Valaika returns for his senior season after leading the club in hitting in 2009. Top prospects Kevin Gelinas and Nick Loredo join the Gauchos while seniors Gunnar Terhune and Marty Mullins also return.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office now has two parking spaces adjacent to the building and is now open on Saturdays, making it easier than ever for fans to purchase tickets. The ICA Ticket Office will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturdays. The two parking spots, designated specifically for the ticket office, are already available during weekday hours, which are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

New this year, donations to The Gaucho Fund - regardless of the sport it supports - will be part of the "One Donation is Gold" system. This allows donors to purchase priority/premium seating and parking at UCSB games across several sports in addition to other benefits.

Getting to UCSB baseball games is easy! From Highway 217, veer right at Steck Circle onto Mesa Road, and take a left onto Stadium Road. Caesar Uyesaka Stadium is on your left, and you can park at Lot 30, which is right outside the stadium. There are two kiosks that accept cash and credit card to pay for parking.