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Michael Kirsch ’16 Commits to Tulane

Senior Michael Kirsch ’16 has made a commitment to play baseball at Tulane next year.  Last year, Kirsch played shortstop for the Crusaders, helping the team advance to the LHSAA Class 5A state quarterfinals in Sulphur. Other programs interested in Kirsch were  McNeese State, Nicholls State, as well as Southern Miss. The offer from Tulane is the first Kirsch received and the opportunity to play in front of his family and friends was too Read more »

Peake BMW Defeats Townsend Homes

Peake BMW defeated St. Charles- based Townsend Homes by a score of 10-2 in the American Legion Southeast Regional tournament.  The The next game  will be played on  Saturday, July 11, 2015  at 3 p.m. against Rummel – based Deanie’s. The game will take place at Kirsch- Rooney Stadium. Click for recap of game from Nola.com Read more »

Frederick ’16 Named to 2015 LBCA All-State Baseball Team

Congratulations to Blair Frederick ’16 for being named to the 2015 LBCA All-State team.  Blair was also named to 2015 All District Baseball team. He finished the 2015 baseball season with a .327 batting average. Click to see full article Read more »

Legion Starts Summer 2-0

Brother Martin based Peak BMW started the season with a 10-5 win over Jesuit based Retif Oil on Tuesday, June 6, 2015. Peake added another win to their total on Wednesday with a 6-2 win Holy Cross based Ponstein’s. Rising senior Michael Kirsch lead the Crusaders on the mound and at the plate for the win. Peake BMW is back in action on Saturday, June 6 against Tennessee at 1 p.m. at John Ryan Stadium and on Monday, June 8 against Rummel based Read more »

Crusaders Named to All District Team

Congratulations to sophomore Mason Bonnaffons and junior Blair Frederick on being named to the 2015 All District Baseball team. Mason was selected to the list of infielders and finished the season with a .264 batting average. Blair was chosen for his skills in the outfield. He finished the season with a .327 batting average. Blair was also a key part of the Crusader starting pitching rotation. 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, State Quarterfinalist
2014-2015 – State Semifinalist

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 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.

CRUSADER BASEBALL PLAYERS TO PLAY IN COLLEGE (UP TO 10 PREVIOUS YEARS)

 

2015

Coming soon!

2014
Owen Magee – Delgado Jr. College
Jarett Gongora – Delgado Jr. College
Raphael Deroche – Enterprise Jr. College
Gregory Deichmann – Louisiana State University
Daniel Lahare – Southeastern Louisiana University
2013
Jacob Seward – Southeastern Louisiana University
Tyler Zamjahn – Tulane University
Jonathon Ebersole – Delgado Jr. College/Virginia Commonwealth University
Cody Ducote – Delgado Jr. College/ Louisiana State University
Blake Battle – Loyola University
Peyton Senner – Loyola University
2012
Rivers Frederick – Delgado Jr. College/Southern University
2011
Casey Rodrigue – LSU-E/Indiana University
Ryan Brister – Delgado Jr. College
Fred Austin – Delgado Jr. College
2010
Sean McMullen – Delgado Jr. College/Louisiana State University/Houston Astros
Josh Wood – Delgado Jr. College/ William Carey
Logan Riddell – Jones Community College/Southeastern Louisiana University
Raymond Winter – Copiah Lincoln CC/University of New Orleans
2009
Johnny Thomas – University of N.O./Middle Tennessee State
Corey Thomas – Delgado Jr. College/LSU Alexandria
Hunter Boudreaux – University of N.O./Alabama Montevallo
2008
Kevin Berry – University of N.O./Louisiana State University
Reece Rodrigue – University of N.O.
Kyle Maldonado – University of N.O./University of Houston
Joel Gonzalez – Loyola University
2007
David Smith – Southeastern Louisiana University
2006
Andrew Velez – Southeastern Louisiana University/University of N.O.
Ryan Hebert – Pearl River Jr. College/University of N.O.
2005
Chris Cappo – Southeastern Louisiana University

 

2014 District Champs!

2014 District Champs!

Live Varsity Scoreboard


Coaches:
Mr. Mark Wisniewski ’81 – Head Coach (Varsity)
Mr. Michael Cappo ’00 – Assistant Coach (Varsity)
Mr. Jeff Lupo ’92 – Assistant Coach (Varsity)

Mr. Bill Gallagher ’71 – JV (Head Coach)
Mr. Daniel Roane – JV (Assistant)

Mr. Stephen Lewis ’03 – 9th Grade (Head Coach)
Mr. Matthew Rutledge – 9th Grade (NF)

Mr. Matt Lambert ’98 – 8th Grade (Head Coach)
Mr. David Pecot ’76 – 8th Grade (Assistant – NF)
Mr. Josh Thomas ’97 – 8th Grade (Assistant)

Mr. Donnie Cassara – 7th Grade (Head Coach – NF)
Mr. Blake Gillies ’05 – 7th Grade (Assistant – NF)

(C) – CECP Coach
(NF) – Non-Faculty