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Peake BMW Falls in Semi-final Game

In the American Legion Southeast Regional tournament semifinal game, Shaw-based Refuel scored twice in the top of the seventh to hang on for a 9-7 victory against Brother Martin-based Peake BMW (17-5-1). Despite the loss, Peake BMW still qualifies for the American Legion State tournament starting on July 19th at Kirsch Rooney. Going into the seventh inning, the game was knotted up at 7-7 before a bases-loaded walk scored the go ahead run for Read more »

Peake BMW Claims Legion First District Title

Coming down to the last at bat, Brother Martin-based Peake BMW scored two runs in the top of the ninth resulting in a 5-3 victory over Jesuit-based Retif Oil to capture the 1st District Championship at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium Tuesday. Retief Oil held a 3-0 advantage through five innings, but in the sixth inning, Peake BMW finally got things going with scoring three runs to tie it up. Frederick, who got the start for Peake BMW on the mound, walked Read more »

Baseball Players Receive Post Season Honors from The New Orleans Advocate

Three Crusader baseball players were named to the New Orleans Advocate’s First Team.  Receiving those honors were: Junior pitcher Corey Gaconi who finished with a 9-1 record, with a 1.51 ERA, and struck out 55 in 78.2 innings. Senior shortstop Greg Deichmann who was named New Orleans Advocate’s Player of the Year, batted .354 with 11 homers, nine doubles two triples and 35 RBIs, drew 36 walks, and finished his career with a school-record Read more »

Early Scoring Leads Peake BMW to 4-1 Victory

Peake BMW (6-1) jumped out in front early in Wednesday’s game against Deanie’s Seafood scoring 3 out of its 4 runs in the 1st inning leading to a 4-1 victory. Peake’s first four batters reached base then Magee ripped a single down the right field line scoring two runners. Jonathan Parker followed with a fielder’s choice to score Jarett Gongora to made it 3-0. Another run was added in the second off a Luke Bernard walk followed by an RBI double Read more »

Peake BMW Takes Down Refuel 6-1

Brother Martin-based Peake BMW (5-0) defeated the Shaw-based Refuel team 6-1 on Friday night with a solid performance from its pitching staff. The Crusader based team scored five runs in six innings of play, starting off everything in the bottom of the first with an RBI double from Jarret Gongora. Four different pitchers on the Peake BMW roster had a no-hitter going into the sixth inning before Refuel laid down a bunt single. The Brother Read more »

Baseball Championships
1974-1975 – District, State Runner-up
1983-1984 – State
1984-1985 – State Runner-up
1988-1989 – District Tournament
1990-1991 – District
1995-1996 – State
2007-2008 – District
2009-2010 – District
2012-2013 – District (undefeated), State Quarterfinalist
2013-2014 – District

The Brother Martin Baseball Program has achieved much success over the last several years. The Varsity team has been to the state playoffs for the last eight consecutive years. In 2013, the team compiled a 30 win and 6 loss season which included an undefeated district record and a state quarterfinal appearance at Tulane’s Turchin Stadium. This season marked the first undefeated district title in school history and the 30 victories also was a new school record. Coach Wisniewski also reached a milestone by earning his 300th victory as head coach of the Crusaders. The team also won Catholic League titles in both 2008 and 2010, and finished tied for the title in 2009. In 2010, the team was the only metro area team to qualify for the State Baseball Tournament held at Tulane’s Turchin Stadium. Year in and year out the team plays one of the toughest schedules in the state, and also competes in one of the toughest districts.

Brother Martin based Peake BMW, the program’s American Legion team, has also achieved much success over the last several years. In 2013, the team won the First District title and finished as the American Legion Louisiana state runner-ups. The team qualified for the state tournament for three years straight from 2008 through 2010. In 2008, the team finished state runner-up, and in 2009 won the American Legion Louisiana State Championship and advanced to the Mid-South Regional in Enid, Oklahoma.

Baseball practice begins in early January for Varsity and Junior Varsity Players, and begins in late January/early February for 7th, 8th, and 9th Graders. All teams are made through a tryout process. Games start in mid-February and go through mid-April for all sub-varsity teams. The Varsity season begins in early February and ends in early May. At the conclusion of each season the baseball program continues through the summer by participating in American Legion Baseball, and the team is sponsored by Peake BMW. Along with the legion team, Delta World Tire also sponsors a Junior Legion team. At the conclusion of the summer season, returning players (who are not involved in another sport at the time) will start a weightlifting and conditioning program that runs from mid-July until the beginning of the next season. Weightlifting and conditioning will continue throughout the season for Varsity and Junior Varsity Players.

The Brother Martin Baseball program also participates in community service projects. For the last three years Brother Martin Baseball has hosted The Crusader Baseball Miracle League Weekend at E.A. Farley Field. The baseball program teams up with Children’s Hospital and hosts a day of games and clinics for children with special needs. The event includes games, food, music, and a silent auction. All proceeds from the weekend help fund The Miracle League of Greater New Orleans.